DISASTER/COVID-19 RESPONSE: N95 MASK DISTRIBUTION
TAAL VOLCANIC ERUPTION
On 12 January 2020, Taal Volcano erupted killing 39 people and covering several provinces with ash. IAHV distributed relief goods and 7,500 pcs. of N95 masks to the most affected communities.
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the Philippines, healthcare workers are disproportionately affected, accounting for 13%-16% of confirmed cases, due to the lack of personal protective equipment. As of 20 May 2020, IAHV has distributed 36,622 pcs. of N95/KN95 masks to more than 100 frontline institutions (hospitals, army, police, etc.) across 16 provinces.