New ALAGA KA Barangay Health Station set to operate in Bonliw, San Luis, Batangas

Lack of available and accessible primary healthcare facilities remains a key factor that leads to poor health-seeking behavior and health outcomes among low-income, vulnerable, and marginalized communities.

In the Philippines, the Barangay Health Stations (BHS) play a significant role in raising health and wellness awareness at the grassroots level with their community-centered campaigns and needs-responsive interventions.

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the BHS is also expected to be at the forefront in educating the communities on how to remain safe from the COVID-19 virus, while continuously responding to their primary healthcare needs.

Addressing the Gap

Bonliw ALAGA KA Barangay Health Station (BHS) surrounded by s fence made from indigenous materials
The Bonliw ALAGA KA Barangay Health Station (BHS) housed by a fence made from indigenous materials which the residents themselves put up

This is why the Barangay Health Station (BHS) in Bonliw, San Luis Batangas, 1 of the 8 target sites of HFI under its flagship program, ALAGA KA (Alay sa Ginhawa at Kalusugan), is now being prepared for its upcoming soft opening this year.

Furniture and equipment were already delivered to the newly constructed BHS, while more medical instruments are also set to arrive soon.

Bonliw ALAGA KA BHS Healthcare workers' station
Healthcare workers’ station of the Bonliw ALAGA KA BHS
Reception area of the Bonliw Alaga Ka BHS
The reception area of the Bonliw ALAGA KA BHS
Bonliw ALAGA KA BHS Treatment and Counselling room
Treatment and Counselling Room of the Bonliw ALAGA KA BHS
Bonliw ALAGA KA BHS Hallway
Hallway inside Bonliw ALAGA KA BHS
Bonliw ALAGA KA BHS pantry
Pantry of the Bonliw ALAGA KA BHS

Strengthening the Local Health Program

To further empower communities, HFI will train community health workers through its established Community-based Health and Wellness Programs (CBHWP) that help ensure quality and holistic response to people’s primary health care needs.

Bonliw ALAGA KA BHS Porch Area
The Bonliw ALAGA KA BHS porch area where health promotion sessions will be conducted by the Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) and cluster health leaders
Bonliw ALAGA KA BHS Porch Area captured in a different angle
The porch area will also serve as a waiting lounge for the patients and visitors of the BHS

This project, made possible through HFI’s partnership with Sun Life Foundation, is expected to benefit 25,000 individuals, mostly from the far-flung barangays in the country.

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