Czafiyhra Zaycev, “Irish” , Manila, Philippines

Irish is the new face of Medical Tourism in the Philippines, according to World Tourism Network President Juergen Steinmetz. Irish was the nurse who went out of her way to buy an I-phone charger for Steinmetz while at Makati Medical Center in Manila.

Judging from her social media posts this inspiring message by Mufti Menk is guiding Czafiyhra Zaycev, known as “Irish.”

Be the first to be kind. Don’t wait for someone else to do it first. You never know the real impact you have on someone. That smile, a good word, or a helping hand can all turn a person’s life around. So don’t hesitate. Do it because acts of kindness have tremendous ripple effects.

Iriish studied at Mindanao State University-Sulu and is from Jolu, Sulu, Philippines.

Czafiyhra Zaycev
Tourism Hero Czafiyhra Zaycev (known as Irish)

Dr. Peter Tarlow president of the World Tourism Network said:
Irish is the human face behind what will make medical tourism in the Philippines a success. Human kindness is something you cannot buy – and she showed her human face when going this extra step.

Also, nurse Katrina Jaingue is among the many healthcare workers in the Philippines that add to the friendly faces needed to make medical tourism stick out. She wrote: “Just saw your TV interview with ABS CBN and was in awe when you mentioned your experience with MMC.” Katrina had provided her personal I phone charger to Juergen Steinmetz before Irish organized the permanent item.

Katrine Jaingue, nurse at MMC in Manila, Philippines

Also, doctors at Makati Medical Centers go the extra step. This message was received on Viber by Dr. Caoili, who treated Mr. Steinmetz

Good Afternoon Sir. Message from Dra. Caoili
I am grateful and humbled by your beautifully written article. Our role as HCWs is to provide good patient care and I am extremely happy that you felt very well taken care of at MMC. I wish you well and hope that you will have an uneventful flight back to Hawaii. Maraming Salamat at Mabuhay ka!

Czafiyhra Zaycev said:

“Assalakumu alaykum!

I would like to extend my highest gratitude to the World Tourism Network, Pres. Juergen Thomas Steinmetz, Dr. Peter Tarlow for recognizing my kind service as a nurse at Makati Medical Center, I am somewhat surprised with the appreciation I am receiving, to be honest, I’m overwhelmed being the new face of Medical Tourism in the Philippines, I think there are more qualified nurses out there more than me but for that, I am beyond grateful. Thank you to Msu Sulu Con for molding me into what I am today. To my co-workers, 7thFRONTIERS, and preceptors at MMC, my success is also your success, I couldn’t have done it without you. I do believe now in what Benoit Blanc said in the movie Knives Out, “Having a kind heart does make you a good nurse”. Thank you so much and Wassalam!ūü§ć

WTN Chairman Steinmetz concluded:

” Thank you Irish for your kindness. For me, you are the face behind a new chapter of tourism in the Philippines, Medical Tourism. Because of leaders like you along with so many of your team members in your profession, I am confident that the development of medical tourism in your country went a giant step forward after the WTTC summit.”

You are our first tourism hero from the Philippines! -Congratulations!