Who are we?

  • Mabuhay Deseret Foundation (MDF) is one of the largest surgical charity organizations in the Philippines
  • MDF was founded in 1988 by Dr. Edward William Jackson

What do we do?

  • We provide life-changing surgical treatment to the poor suffering from clubfoot, cleft lip/palate, cataracts, crossed eyes, other eye maladies, burn contractures, and provide artificial legs for below the knee amputees.

How do we do it?

  • Highly trained Filipino doctors in Luzon, Visayas and MIndanao perform charity operations
  • Respected hospitals and clinics (e.g. Cebu Medical Hospital, Davao Medical, Fatima Medical Center, St. Luke’s Medical Center, and etc.) give MDF substantial discounts on use of their facilities
  • Our three hospice houses offer patients free room and board while undergoing treatment, pre-op, and post-op

How are we funded?

  • Individuals and companies donate funds to support our program and sponsor patients’ medical treatment

What is our track record?

  • We bring about an average of 10 surgeries per day, 250 per month, 3,000 per year
  • Since our founding, we have facilitated more than 50,000 operations

How Can You Help?

  • MDF needs organizations and individuals who can help shoulder the costs of our operations and lower our costs by donating food, medicine, or directly sponsoring patients’ medical costs
  • For information on how you can help or to refer patients, call at Tel. (632) 9121681, Fax (632) 9120105 or email mabuhay.deseretf@gmail.com