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MASHAV Israel Awards Development Grant to MASHAV Scholar

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Turnover of SHALOM Peace and Wellness Kits financial grant

In photo, from left: Ms. Mary Margaret Barro, Dr. Victor Gisbert, Mr. Nir Balzam, and Atty. Pilar Nenuca Almira

MASHAV, Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation, awarded a financial grant to Ms. Mary Margaret Barro, the Executive Director of Makati Medical Foundation for her SHALOM (Supporting HeAlth Heroes to HeaL as One with MASHAV and MakatiMed Foundation) Peace and Wellness Kits project. Ms. Barro attended the MASHAV Course in Innovations in Women’s Health held in Israel last 2018.    

Official representatives from the Philippine National Police, Philippine Air Force, Philippine Army, and Philippine Navy witness the turnover of the SHALOM Peace and Wellness Kits financial grant

Psycho-social Support and Psychological First Aid (PFA) are part of the various pandemic preparedness initiatives of MakatiMed Foundation in response to COVID-19, in collaboration with MASHAV through the Embassy of Israel in the Philippines. This project aims to benefit the frontliners from the Philippine National Police, Philippine Air Force, Philippine Army, and Philippine Navy to help combat COVID-19.  

Present during the turnover ceremony were Mr. Nir Balzam, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of Israel; Atty. Pilar Nenuca Almira, President of MakatiMed; Dr. Victor Gisbert, President of MakatiMed Foundation; Dr. Bernard Cueto, Program Consultant of MakatiMed Foundation; Gladys Baniqued-Turiano, MASHAV Officer of the Embassy of Israel; Andrew Castillo, Program Officer of MakatiMed Foundation; and official representatives from the Philippine National Police, Philippine Air Force, Philippine Army, and Philippine Navy.

 Official representatives from the Philippine Air Force receive a SHALOM Peace and Wellness Kit  
Official representative from the Philippine Navy receives a SHALOM Peace and Wellness Kit  
Official representative from the Philippine National Police receives a SHALOM Peace and Wellness Kit

Israel also recently donated COVID-19 test kits and personal protective equipment to the first responders of the Department of National Defense and the Philippine National Police. 

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