Presidential Communications Operations Office

  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Tuesday, 13 April 2021 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
PBB Guidelines 2016
Click to Open
PIA Snapshot

PIA Online
One Mindanao eNewsmagazine
One Visayas eNewsletter
One Luzon eNewsmagazine
ST@R eNewsmagazine
PIA Members Only:
PMIS | PANP Phone Directory
PIAEA Corner:
Application | View PIAEA Site
Special News Editions:
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
PIA News Archive:
Information to Empower Filipinos
English NewsFoto ArchivesRegional WatchOFW Watch
FrontpageHeadlines by RegionNews ArchivePIA SpecialsICT News

PIA Press Release
Thursday, January 12, 2012


Gubat town trains health workers for mother and baby care program

by Irma A. Guhit

SORSOGON CITY, Jan 12 (PIA) -- A three day essential health training for health workers focused on the implementation of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) No. 4 - to eradicate maternal and infant mortality - is now ongoing here.

According to Dr. Carmen Ramos Bonoan, the need to enable health workers in the proper care of pregnant and lactating mothers is a must since this is one of the most vulnerable group needing health care attention based on report of maternal and infant mortality status nationwide.

A group of physicians and lecturers coming from the University of the Philippines headed by Dr. Maria Asuncion is now the one conducting the training.

There is indeed a need to provide a continuous skills enhancement for health workers starting from the barangay health centers, municipal, and district hospital personnel so that collegial support system in the implementation of the MDG No. 4 be achieved.

According to Ramos, aside from enabling the health personnel, the barangay health centers,and municipal and district hospitals will also be upgraded in terms of facilities and other equipment together with provision of information education materials, fliers and brochures specifically on the maternal and infant health care implementation.

Funding for the procurement of health equipment will be shouldered by the office of congressman Deogracias Ramos.

It was also learned that the following flagship programs are being provided substantive funding allocation: the strengthening of health development mechanisms, environmental protection and conservation, tourism, and infrastructure development.

It is expected that the three-day training program will provide the health workers particularly in the second district the needed skills and knowledge in the assistance and support of the implementation of the MDG goal no. 4.(MAL/IAG-PIA Sorsogon)

Latest Stories
  • DOST project beneficiary produces biggest 'ulang' (R02)
  • Solar energy to light up 75 more houses in off-grid areas in NegOr (R07)
  • DA plans to use Mindanao program in Luzon (R11)
  • DSWD 1 marks its 61st anniversary celeb in February (R01)
  • 500 poor families get 'bags of blessing' (R06)
  • Close to 200 Negros Occidental police officers get promotion (R06)
  • NGO urges public to collect, propagate seeds to create native tree forests in CV (R07)
  • Police Information Officers receives commendation medals (R06)
  • DSWD brings Pantawid Pamilya program to Dumaguete City (R07)
  • LGU issues guidelines on use of municipal filling station (CAR)
  • NGO to hold free breast, cervical cancer screening (R07)
  • Aklan detainees trained on proper waste management (R06)
  • Hiligaynon news: DOLE 6 may bag-o nga direktor (R06)
  • Mangrove tree planting to highlight World Wetlands Day (R06)
  • Balikbayan finds ulang production profitable (R02)
  • Hiligaynon news: Impormasyon sa populasyon sa Iloilo nagapakita pagkinahanglan sa pagmanehar sing maayo (R06)
  • Various activities to mark World Wetlands Day in Iloilo (R06)
  • Tagalog News: Tapul Reef, ipinapadeklarang fish sanctuary (MIM)
  • Hiligaynon news: Alert Level sa Yemen napanubo sa level 2 DFA (R06)
  • P118-M worth of Infra projects implemented by Dipolog in 2011 (R09)
    GOOD NEWS Series
    PIA Special Sites:

    ASEAN Philippines

    Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
    For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
    Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
    PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines