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
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.
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.
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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