In 2021, Pru Life UK, through Prudence Foundation, Prudential’s community investment arm in Asia and Africa, has contributed about Php 8 million from its Prudential COVID-19 relief fund to provide quality medical-grade equipment and supplies such as ventilators, unit oxygen concentrators, infusion, and syringe pumps, and equip healthcare workers who are deployed to assist COVID-19 patients of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH).
PGH currently serves as one of the primary COVID-19 referral hospitals in the Philippines. Being the biggest modern government tertiary hospital in the country and the only national referral center for tertiary care, PGH has a healthcare force of 4,000 staff servicing approximately 600,000 patients, mostly indigent Filipinos, annually.
In July 2020, Pru Life UK donated Php 5 million to PGHMFI as part of the Prudential COVID-19 relief fund in the previous year.
Access to basic health services and early childcare
In an effort to contribute to children’s welfare at an early stage through proper pre-natal care, Pru Life UK donated three GE Healthcare Vscan Access Ultrasound Scanners to the municipalities of Bantayan, Madridejos, and Santa Fe in Bantayan Island, Cebu in 2018 to help administer proper prenatal care for pregnant women and children by identifying high-risk pregnancies and other potential medical conditions.
In 2017, Pru Life UK also donated three portable ultrasound machines to Alalay sa Kaunlaran Foundation to aid the social non-government organization’s medical missions in underserved communities in remote areas, including Aurora, Quezon.
Alalay sa Kaunlaran Foundation