Memorandum of understanding signed between BMSPH and OHFI
Partnership aimed at improving the lives of children with congenital heart disease
With a shared goal of improving children's lives, a memorandum of understanding has been signed between B. Braun Medical Supplies Inc. (BMSPH) and Operation Heart Foundation, Inc. (OHFI) last August 24, 2015.
Operation Heart Foundation, Inc. was established with the intent of treating children with congenital heart disease coming from indigent families. Its first medical mission, conducted in 2008, saw ten children successfully treated at the National Children’s Hospital. With growing support from healthcare practitioners and private non-government organizations, the foundation has developed steadily, having addressed the needs of 39 patients in May 2011 and established a heart surgery program at the National Children’s Hospital. The foundation continues on with the goal of developing a practical and sustainable model for cardiovascular care through support from private non-government organizations.
Under the memorandum of understanding, B. Braun will extend support to the foundation in its mission to provide healthcare for patients with congenital heart disease. Representing B. Braun during the signing was managing director Julian Nair, with Dr. Francisco Peralta, OHFI chairperson, representing the foundation. Also present during the signing were OHFI treasurer Dr. Karl Michael Reyes and BMSPH marketing services manager Raul Lasquety. Standing in for BMSPH business units to show their support were Jay Divinagracia, Roderick Obispo, Jocelyn Pahang, and Maita Mariano.
Apart from its commitment to bettering the health of people throughout the world, B. Braun also aims to create a sustainable future for the world’s children. The MOU signing is in support of the company’s initiative, B. Braun for Children, that encourages every subsidiary around the globe to be actively involved in projects aimed at improving children’s lives.