Provincial Government of Bulacan

Bulacan strengthens ties among BHWs to encourage excellent service

CITY OF MALOLOS – In a bid to continuously strengthen the ties among Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) from the 569 barangays towards providing excellent service, the Provincial Government of Bulacan through the Provincial Public Health Office will hold its annual Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) Congress tomorrow, February 17, 2016 at The Pavilion, Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center in this city.

With this year’s theme “Barangay Health Workers, Kaagapay sa Kalusugan ng Bawat Pilipino”, the event aims to ensure the efficient engagement of BHWs in the delivery of different health programs, provision of updates on relevant DOH programs and issuances and development of camaraderie among them.

Highlights of the event are the launching of the Provincial Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus Control Program and Tsek-Ap by Dr. Eric Tayag.

Also, there will be a short discussion on Hypertension and Diabetes Club, distribution of first aid kit, ceremonial distribution of BP Apparatus and glucometer and AVP showing on Hypertension and Diabetes Club and other infomercial showing.

Alvarado said that this is a fitting venue to emphasize the important role of BHWs in promoting healthy lifestyle in the community to combat the growing metabolic and non-communicable diseases like diabetes and hypertension.

“Mahalagang maikalat ng mga masisipag na BHWs ang mga kaalaman hinggil sa mga pag-iwas sa mga nasabing sakit at ang tamang angangalaga sa kalusugan ng bawat Bulakenyo sa grassroots level”, the governor said.

Department Health Secretary Janette Loreto-Garin will grace the event as the resource speaker to more or less one thousand participants.