THE Iloilo provincial government and South Korea are preparing for the latter’s US$7-million hospital modernization grant for three remote hospitals in the province.

Among the activities is a two-day symposium organized by Medipeace, a global health non-government organization, from August 19-20, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea.

loilo Provincial Administrator Raul Banias, representing Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. and two professors from West Visayas State University-College of Medicine were invited to attend the symposium.

The symposium aims to elaborate the results of the Basic Design Study for the KOICA’s Iloilo GIDA Health System Strengthening Project and discuss ways to overcome obstacles in implementing the project.

GIDA stands for Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas and these descriptions were used as bases in choosing the beneficiaries of the project.

The symposium is also a way to establish collaborative relations between experts from the Philippines and South Korea for the future implementation of the project.

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