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Medical Mission (San Juan, Abra)

HEALTH FOR THE PEOPLE. Community Health Education Services Training in the Cordillera Region (Chestcore), Medical Outreach Missions Foundation, Inc (MOMFI), and Luke Foundation through Kakailyan Salakniban Tay Amin a Nagtaudan (KASTAN) in partnership with the Local Government of San Juan, Abra consulted atleast 420 residents of Baranggay Nangobongan, Culiong, and Abualan San Juan Abra during the Medical Mission last July 21-23,2016.

Typhoid hits Tinglayan barangay in Kalinga

BUSCALAN, Tinglayan, Kalinga — Since the first week of July several farmers from here were rushed to the Bontoc General Hospital for treatment due to Typhoid fever.

Baguio needs more blood

BAGUIO CITY — Officials from the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) says Baguio blood banks need more supply, and they call for more blood drives to increase supply in various blood banks in the region.

Health sector’s unity walk for meaningful change (Baguio City)

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.

Health Workers welcomes end to 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.

Chestcore holds Duterte to his word for better public health care

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.

Philhealth not the answer to ailing public health system

“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.

Farmers score lack of support in Avian virus breakout in Ilocos

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.

Inayud, battling the desolate state of health services

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.

Kidney patients slam hospital’s pusong bato

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.

Envi advocates urge closure of hospital dumpsite

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.

People with HIV can normally live longer

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.