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SAN FERNANDO, Cebu (March 30, 2016) — Dengue has been a persistent though an intermittent menace. Thus, frontline health workers in various barangays in this town have armed themselves with the needed knowledge to help their communities prevent and control it.
This developed as barangay health workers (BHW) in the municipality began today a quarterly education program to refresh and equip them with more knowledge to be able to serve their constituents better.
A program backed by two collaborating companies operating in the municipality, the series started with the topic, “Awareness on Mosquito-borne Diseases, its Prevention and Control in the Community.”
Taiheiyo Cement Philippines, Inc. (TCPI) hosted the gathering-to-learn activity at the multi-purpose recreation center inside its compound that it organized with materials supplier Solid Earth Development Corp. (SEDC).
Some 101 out of 179 listed BHWs from 13 barangays primarily covered by the joint Social Development Management Program (SDMP) of both companies attended the first interactive seminar.
They come from what TCPI and SEDC refer to as impact barangays, as: Basak, Bugho, Cabatbatan, Ilaya, Magsico, North Poblacion, Panadtaran, South Poblacion, Tabionan, Tañañas, Tinubdan, Tonggo and the latest addition Tubod.
TCPI company nurse Fredbert Cortes conducted the first quarter health seminar. He is very familiar to the BHWs during the trimestral medical missions under the same SDMP that has been running for 11 years and now in its third round.
TCPI provided the training materials with its community and general affairs team facilitating the whole activity.