Monthly Media Forum for the month of March
By: Romelyn Torralba
March 29, 2016
Every month, DOH-ROXIII call all media partners to take part in the monthly forum to discuss current monthly health events and trending health-related topics.
This month of March, we celebrate Rabies Awareness Month, International Women's Month and Day, and World TB day. Additional topic covered for the forum is Zika Virus, Updates on Chikugunya, Dengue and HIV.
Media partners came with estimate of 33 pax comprising the multimedia sector. The activity is to end with an open forum answering all questions from the different presentations.
TB-HIV Symposium among Religious Leaders in Caraga
March 21, 2016
Caraga joins the celebration of World TB Day which is held every year on the 24th day of March. A TB-HIV Symposium is conducted and attended by Religious Leaders in Caraga with the theme "Sama-samang Hanapin, Gamutin at Pagalingin LAHAT on March 21, 2016 at Almont Inland Resort, Butuan City. On this day, we commemorate Dr. Robert Koch's discovery of TB bacillus in 1882 that cause this tuberculosis that through his researched it paves a way towards diagnosing and curing this disease.
World TB Day is an opportunity for every people everywhere to join this fight. It aims to build a public awareness for tuberculosis, a disease that remains a destructive epidemic in the world despite of being curable.
So let's unite and raise awareness by helping to educate others about TB and by urging our governnent to take action. Let's END TB now!
MOA Signing on Emergency Room Hospital Policies in Handling Patients Referred
By: Romelyn Torralba, RN
March 15, 2016
With the presence of Gov. Ma. Angelica Rosedell Amante-Matba, representing SP on Health-ADN Hon. Rey Jamboy, Butuan City Mayor Hon. Ferdinand Amante, Jr., SP on Health- Butuan City Hon. Virgilio Nery, Dr. Elizabeth Campado, PHO ADN, Dr. Josephine Chua, Medical Director of BMC and Dr. Joyce Hidalgo, CHO-Butuan City & the staff of BMC, ADNPH and DOH ROXIII highlighted the MOA Signing on Emergency Room Hospital Policies in Handling Patients Referred Between Butuan Medical Center & Agusan del Norte Provincial Hospital, done at Goat 2 Geder Hotel & Restuarant.
Effective referral system was strongly emphasized by RD Jose Llacuna, Jr. in response to the crafted MOA to avoid congestion of patients, eradicate or lessen maternal mortality rate and improve health services for the constituents of ADN and Butuan City.