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why we are here

With a population of over 100 million, the Philippines has a healthcare system that is constantly challenged with insufficient infrastructure and limited reach. Spiritus Vitae was created to support the Philippine Department of Health and other organizations championing newborn care.


Spiritus Vitae is an international non-government organization providing life-saving medical support to sick infants from indigent families in the Philippines through systematically establishing innovative and evidence-based programs and projects.


More than 90 hospitals all over the country are enrolled in Spiritus Vitae's newborn care program.  The groundbreaking program was developed from the Breath of Life program of East Meets West Foundation (Thrive Networks), which ran from 2012 to 2016, and was continued by MTTS Enterprises-Philippines from 2016 to 2018.