New ALAGA KA Barangay Health Station set to open in Brgy. Luya, San Luis, Batangas

One of the key factors for the poor health-seeking behavior of members of low-income and vulnerable communities is the lack of available and accessible health centers offering free and quality primary healthcare services. 

In the Philippines, Barangay Health Stations (BHS) play a significant role in health campaigns and mobilizations at the grassroots level—and this exacerbates the situation particularly for Barangays with no present or active health center serving its communities.

However, in Luya, San Luis, Batangas, residents are hoping that the situation will soon turn with the construction of the new ALAGA KA (Alay sa Ginhawa at Kalusugan) BHS in the said area, which has been made possible through the joint efforts of Health Futures Foundation, Inc. (HFI), Sun Life Foundation, and Luya’s community stakeholders. 

In preparation for its upcoming soft opening this year, Luya BHS is now being equipped with furniture, medical instruments, and supplies which will be used for its operations. Once completed, the BHS will soon be opening its doors to almost 4000 residents of Brgy. Luya and its neighboring areas.

Luya ALAGA KA Barangay Health Station (BHS) Medical Equipment
Some of the medical equipment to be used for the patients of ALAGA KA Barangay Health Station (BHS) in Luya, San Luis, Batangas
Healthcare workers' station inside the BHS
Station assigned for the healthcare workers of Luya ALAGA KA BHS
Luya ALAGA KA BHS counseling area
Patient’s counseling room inside Luya ALAGA KA BHS
Luya ALAGA KA BHS examination room
A peek at the patient’s examination room of Luya ALAGA KA BHS

To empower the communities, HFI capacitates community health workers and volunteers through its Community-based Health and Wellness Programs (CBHWP) aimed to ensure that quality and holistic primary healthcare services are given to all persons entering the BHS. Through community-led efforts such as health education and training sessions, the health-seeking behavior of Luya’s community members will presumably improve in due time.

Brgy. Luya is only 1 of the 8 target BHS construction sites for this ALAGA KA initiative. Overall, the project is expected to benefit 25,000 individuals, mostly from the far-flung barangays and marginalized communities.

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