March 20, 2019. Bunawan, Agusan del Sur

Agusan Health Project Phase 3 has come to an end. This is JPIC-IDC’s project in Agusan del Sur and its objective is to improve the health services in the Municipality of Bunawan, Agusan del Sur with an official project title “RIGHT TO HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE FOR MARGINALIZED POPULATION GROUPS IN BUNAWAN MUNICIPALITY, AGUSAN DEL SUR, PHILIPPINES” and implemented from March 2016 to March 2019 with the support from German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation (BMZ) through the Karl Kűbel Stiftung (KKS) and in partnership with the Provincial Government of Agusan del Sur and the Municipal Government of Bunawan.

During the said activity, we presented the significant achievements of the project and efforts in providing health care in addressing the 3 Key Result Areas namely:

  • Improvement of family health care through sensitization and involvement of the target group in integral health and disaster risks management measures
  • Enhancement of community-based health care services
  • Improvement of access to potable water supply and hygienic/sanitary facilities

The project has achieved the following:

  1. Sensitized parents on effective parenting, family healthcare, hygiene and nutrition, disaster risk reduction and management
  2. Provided vegetable seeds for the establishment of household vegetable gardens and herbal plants for the communal herbarium
  3. Capacitated and helped mothers in addressing malnutrition
  4. Capacitated RHU staff and Volunteer Health Workers on Basic Healthcare and Integrative Home Remedies
  5. Trained Municipal Health Officer and RHU personnel on Basic Emergency Obstetric for Newborn Care (BEmONC), Basic Life Support and VIA
  6. Provided medical kits to volunteer health workers
  7. Provided medical equipments to 3 barangay health stations and municipal lying-in
  8. Built 115 sanitary toilet units
  9. Constructed potable water system at Barangay Imelda
  10. Formed a cooperative organization who will manage the water system

The culmination activity was attended by government officials, health workers, and JPIC-IDC.

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