ON Nov 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in central Philippines. The most powerful storm of the year caused almost 6,000 deaths and affected more than 14 million people there*.
Once I heard of the extensive damage caused by this natural disaster, I wasted no time in contacting Mercy Malaysia (Medical Relief Society Malaysia), a non-governmental organisation dedicated to providing medical relief and humanitarian services locally and abroad. I wanted to offer my time and expertise as a medical doctor. (read more at The Star Online)