Around 100 Nurses, Student Nurses, and Health Workers participated in the Unity Walk for Meaningful Change today, July 3, 2016. The Unity Walk for Meaningful Change was a concerted effort of Philippine Nurses Association CAR and Baguio Chapter, ADPCN and Alliance of Health Workers. The activity was a show of support for the Duterte’s administration vow to end contractualization.
BAGUIO CITY – The Alliance of Health Workers Metro Baguio (AHW Metro Baguio) welcomes the president-elect Rodrigo Duterte‘s vow to end contractualization system of employment. The AHW Metro Baguio also supports the pronouncement of incoming Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III to target government agencies practicing contractualization.
BAGUIO CITY — The Community Health Education Services and Trainings in the Cordillera Region (Chestcore), a non-government organization involved in community health care program challenges incoming President Rodrigo Duterte to be true to his pronouncements about ensuring accessible public health care services in the country.
“In as much as we hate to pop the bubble, we have to be true to ourselves and make the public know that Philhealth as a solution to the problem of health care inaccessibility is a mere illusion,” Dr. Eleanor A. Jara, Executive Director of CHD pointed out.
VIGAN CITY — Solidarity of Peasants Against Exploitation (STOP Exploitation) said that the extent and massive death mostly of native chickens and turkeys caused by the New Castle Disease Virus, locally known a pangok is the result of the government’s lack of support for backyard raisers and farmers for veterinary supplies and technology.
TINOC, IFUGAO — In a far-flung village of this town, a mother cries for help as she is expecting her water bag to break any hour in the evening. Her women neighbors call for the able bodied men to prepare the ayud or the hammock made of blanket fastened to sturdy wood or bamboo. They will transport the mother by way of the hammock to the barangay health station. Women in the village gather at the health station to accompany the mother in labor. Throughout the labor hours, women rotate shifts as they ensure that the mother about to deliver is not left alone. This has been a practice among the Kalanguya in this particular village for quite a long time.
QUEZON CITY — “Pusong Bato,” Heart of stone. This is how hemodialysis patients tagged the administration of National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) two days before Valentine’s Day in a protest action in front of the hospital’s gate, February 12, 2016.
VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur – Environmental advocates in the province expressed their concern and urged the Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur (PGIS) to close a medical waste disposal site in Barangay Paing, Bantay.
BAGUIO CITY — Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive Faustine Luell Angeles Jr. said that people should research well about HIV before making judgment and talking about it and mislead the public.
The Community Health Services and Training in the Cordillera region (Chestcore) held a First Aid Training for selected participants of the Martsa ti Amianan last November 12, 2015. The Martsa ti Amianan is a North Luzon wide protest action that will be joined by different people’s organizations in Northern Luzon.
BAGUIO CITY — This October, fourth year students of the Saint Louis University School of Medicine (SLU-SOM) and the Community Health, Education, Services and Trainings in the Cordillera Region (Chestcore) continued hopping to various communities to introduce and administer alternative medicine like malunggay powder and lagundi syrup, that they have made and tested.
BAGUIO CITY — Despite the claims of President Benigno Aquino III of progress in the public healthcare system, many communities still suffer for poor delivery of health care services like in Zinundungan Valley, Rizal town in Cagayan province.