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BACKGROUND OF NCD PROJECT
In 2016, HFI started its first Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) project in Salcedo, Eastern Samar. The project entitled, Post-Haiyan Integrated Non-Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Program in Salcedo, Eastern Samar, is a two-year project. It that aims to reduce and prevent the risk of NCD in the 41 barangays of Salcedo. The project was funded by Direct Relief.
CULMINATING ACTIVITY FOR NCD PROJECT
After two years of implementing a community-based program, the project has come to an end. To celebrate the activity, HFI held a Culminating Activity last 13 September 2018 at Salcedo Municipal Civic Center. The members of the Local Government Unit, staff of the Rural Health Unit, and 183 NCD Ambassadors attended the event.
The program started with a prayer and singing of the Philippine National Anthem. Municipal Councilor Rosario Palconite shared a welcome message to the crowd. Mayor Melchor Melgar and HFI Chairman Dr. Jaime Galvez Tan also delivered their messages for the NCD ambassadors. To lighten up the event, NCD ambassadors delivered some intermission numbers.
The highlight of the event is the distribution of certificates to the ambassadors to acknowledge their active participation in the project. In addition to this, HFI gave awards to select barangays who showed more commitment with their roles. As a response, BHW President Tarcisia Maragrag gave her speech. The ambassadors also took their oath of service. To end the event, Municipal Health Officer Dr. Socorro Campo gave a closing remarks and a message of commitment.
Despite the end of the NCD project, the LGU committed to continue the program. As a show of support, the staff of Salcedo Rural Health Unit will continue the activities of the program.
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