About the Barrio Care Foundation:
The Barrio Care Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by Dr. Fernando V. Ona.
About the Melchor and Martina Ona Memorial Health Care Center:
Dr. Ona was inspired to give back to the rural village where he was raised. He built the Melchor and Martina Ona Memorial Health Care Center (named after his beloved parents) to serve the health needs of the surrounding community.
April 1997 marked the groundbreaking for the Center.
Since 1997, Dr. Ona has conducted numerous medical missions, providing access to free health services for a rural population of approximately 50,000 people.
About Dr. Fernando V. Ona:
Dr. Ona has been practicing medicine/gastroenterology for over 40 years and is Board-certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology.
He is currently the Chief of Digestive and Liver Disease and Nutrition at the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System in Honolulu, Hawaii and he also serves as an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine.