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PIA Press Release
Friday, January 20, 2012


Community health workers to undergo 6-month emergency assistance training

by Merlito G. Edale, Jr.

ECHAGUE, Isabela, Jan. 20 (PIA) -- Selected community health workers in the three municipalities of the province will undergo an extensive six-month training on emergency assistance to typhoon-affected families to be conducted by the Philippine National Red Cross (PRC) – Isabela with the support of the provincial government.

Health workers from the towns of Echague, Jones and San Agustin who were identified by the Red Cross will start the emergency training this month and expected to be finished in June this year.

Antonietta Asis, PRC – Isabela chapter administrator, said seven barangays in Echague namely Babaran, Nilumisu, San Caros, San Felipe, San Salvador and Santa Cruz were chosen to be the areas for the trainings to be participated by 18 health workers.

Asis said there will also be 15 barangays of Jones chosen for the said training to be participated by 44 health workers. These are barangays Abuan, Daligan, Dibuluan, Linomot, Disimpit, Palagao, Usol, Dumawing, Minuri, Villa Bello, San Sebastian, San Antonio, Tupax, Addalam and Payac.

In San Agustin, 6 barangays are also included namely Bautista, Dabubu Grande, Mapalad, Palacian, Quimalabasa Norte and Salay with total health workers of 49. A total of 111 health workers will be undergoing trainings.

Asis said the fund for the six-month training will be provided by the European Commission for Humanitarian Organization (ECHO). (TCB/MGE/PIA- Isabela)

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