Here is how the Domestic Program works in Cebu City, Philippines:
1. The Local Team:
2. NSV Venue & Regular Schedule:
The local Team holds a Regular Free NSV Clinic 1-2 times per month, depending upon the availability of our surgeon. Venues include Sacred Heart Hospital (SHH) on Urgello Street, a Training Hospital of Southwestern University PHINMA in Cebu City, Danao Provincial Hospital in Danao City, and Talisay District Hospital in Talisay City.
3. Specific Dates:
The Domestic Team does not perform vasectomies during January as they prepare for NSVI missions in February.
NOTE: PhilHealth pays for vasectomy!
Any person with PhilHealth Insurance can have his vasectomy performed in private by the NSVI Domestic Team at the Reproductive Health Clinic at SHH by appointment. Please call Myrna Danuco, RN at 0927-222-0906.
4. “Livelihood Assistance” Special Project:
The Cash for Successful Education on NSV (C4-SEN) is a Livelihood Assistance Special Project of NSVI, which is an opportunity offered to Men who have had Vasectomy already. This is similar to the governments Conditional Cash Transfer or the 4Ps or Cash for Work/ Food for Work.
The aim is to provide the NSV Men to have extra income esp. those with low or no definite income who are willing to volunteer. They will educate the modern No Needle Vasectomy (NSV) to fellow fathers, especially the low-income men who intend no more additional children. Those who have had NSV are expected to be more credible as educators. BHWs, Community Workers and others who are willing to educate/motivate on NSV, can also have extra income. With the economic situation, it would be good to also help them financially for educating others, instead of plain dole out. The NSV Educators/Motivators will have to undergo training.
This Special Project hits 2 birds with one stone! It addresses at least 2 social problems in the Philippines: Poverty and Overcrowding due to a high rate of unintended pregnancies.
The NSV Educators are in 2 Categories: “Motivators” and “Facilitators”.
All of them start as NSV Educators/Motivators, whose task is to educate and to refer those who are interested to have NSV. After successful referrals of a certain # they can qualify and may opt to be a Facilitator. It would mean a have a higher extra income, but with some added tasks.
The following are the Categories and the rate is based on the number of clients referred.
Maximum is P500/direct referral, only if he/she has already referred more than 10 clients.
Motivator 1 – P200/referral 1- 5 patients and P100 for the upline Motivator
P300/referral 6 -10 patients (Independent Motivator)
Motivator 2 – P500/referral 11+ patients, will now qualify and can opt to be Facilitator.
Facilitator – P500/direct referral + P200/referral from his/her downline Motivators.
A Facilitator must have 2-3 Active Motivators for every NSV schedule.
Active Motivators are those with referred clients every NSV schedule.
The function of the Facilitator, is to guide and oversee his Motivators. He can recruit more Motivators (aside from educating/motivating/ direct clients). The more Motivators he has, the more extra income he will receive. The same thing with the Motivators: the more clients they can educate and refer for NSV, the more extra income they will have. The “uplines” of the Motivators are the Facilitators and the “downlines” of the Facilitators are the Motivators.
Post NSV Men are encouraged to be Motivators and the Motivators are given Brochures, Fliers, Referral Slips, will assist clients in filling up the form. Monitoring Cards are given to the Motivators/Facilitators to indicate the name of their clients and other details.
The NSV client who is a daily wage-earner or have no definite income will receive P1,500.00 as Income-Replacement to be used by the family for food, etc. as he will be advised not to do heavy work / lifting or strenuous activity until 2-3 days after the vasectomy.
Each Motivator will receive Referral Slips imprinted with his name either directly from the Local Team or from a Facilitator. When he finds an interested potential client, he will add the name of the client to the card and give the card to the client. This will be used for monitoring purposes and for payment of the Motivator for his efforts after the client’s NSV procedure.
At the completion of each vasectomy clinic, Patients and Motivators are paid, as are our staff and the facility. The total for each vasectomy is about $75, varying with the exchange rate.
So if you would like to DONATE, rest assured that a donation of $750 will provide vasectomy services for 10 men. Those men will be able to better provide for the children that they already have, thereby enhancing the quality of life for their families and Philippine society overall. Your donation will greatly help reduce POVERTY and Overpopulation .
5. Foreigners (non-Filipino nationals) may have their vasectomies on NSVI Domestic Program Vasectomy Days. The fee is P 10,000. Payment must be made in cash given to Myrna Danuco, RN, on the day of the procedure..
To arrange a vasectomy on a Domestic Program day or by appointment (men with PhilHealth), please contact Myrna Danuco, RN, at 0927-222-0906.