TBPeople Philippines Advances Tuberculosis Awareness Campaign in Saranggani Province

TBpeople Philippines continued its initiative in Saranggani Province. The dedicated team conducted an engaging and informative TB in the Workplace session with the Municipal Health staff at the Alabel Information Office, emphasizing the importance of understanding tuberculosis, its signs and symptoms, preventive measures, and protection strategies.

Following the TB in the Workplace session, the TBpeople Philippines engaged in a series of courtesy calls to further their advocacy. The first meeting was with Mr. Enriquito Daguplo, Executive Assistant to the Mayor of the Municipality of Alabel, Saranggani Province. This was followed by another courtesy call with Hon. Mayor Salway “Jun” Sumbo Jr., the Municipal Mayor of Malapatan, Saranggani Province. The team provided an introduction about TBpeople Philippines, outlining their mission and the various projects and initiatives they have implemented to raise awareness. This courtesy call served to strengthen the relationship between TBpeople Philippines and local government units, emphasizing the importance of collaborative efforts in the fight against TB. The initiatives undertaken by TBpeople Philippines in Saranggani Province are part of a broader effort to eliminate tuberculosis as a public health threat. By educating health workers and engaging with local government officials, TBpeople Philippines is paving the way for a TB-free future.

Last stop of the day, TBpeople Philippines furthered their mission with a significant initiative in Malapatan, Saranggani. The organization conducted a comprehensive TB in the Workplace session for dedicated health workers in the region. The session was led by Dr. Diomedes T. Remitar, the Municipal Health Office Chief, and Ms. Maribel Morsal Capilitan from the Rural Health Unit (RHU) of Malapatan, Saranggani.

The TBpeople Philippines team provided education on tuberculosis to empower local health workers with the knowledge and tools necessary to effectively manage and prevent TB within their communities. By enhancing the understanding of TB, the program seeks to encourage a proactive approach to TB control and support ongoing public health efforts.

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