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PIA Press Release
2010/02/27

Best practices on health feted at 2nd Annual Sulong Salud Sorsoganon Award

by BA Recebido

Sorsogon Province (February 27) -- The provincial government of Sorsogon recognizes for the second consecutive year Local Government Unit's (LGUs) best community health initiatives during the recently concluded 2nd Sulong Salud Sorsoganon Awards.

Through the Provincial Health Office (PHO) in partnership with the Center for Health Development - Department of Health Region V and the Lingap Para sa Kalusugan ng Sambayanan (LIKAS), the 2nd Sulong Salud Sorsoganon Awards feted LGUs with best health programs, projects and practices in the barangay, municipal, inter-local health zone and hospital level.

Dr. Gladys D. Escote, Formula1 program focal person of the PHO - Technical Services Department said that of the eight entries from five LGUs and one Inter-Local Health Zone from across the province received by the screening committee, the following top three best health practices were chosen:

  • Barangay Health Worker's Association Community Pharmacy of Sta. Magdalena town - First Place
  • "Sa Buntis na Handa at Ligtas, Pamilya'y May Maligayang Bukas" of Casiguran Rural Health Unit (RHU) in Casiguran town - Second Place
  • Animal Bite Treatment Center: Bringing Services Closer to the Community of the Bulan, Irosin, Matnog and Sta. Magdalena (BIMS) Inter-Local Health Zone - Third Place

      Included in the finalists are: Improving RHU Performance through Effective Supervisory System of Barcelona RHU, "Kalusugan ng Ina at Sanggol? Pag sa RHU Inaruga, Syurbol!" of Matnog RHU, and the Social Mobilization on TB Project of the Sorsogon City Health Office.

      Top three winners received each a trophy and cash award from the Sulong Salud Sorsoganon while the finalists received each a plaque of recognition.

      "Winners and finalists will also be given the opportunity to be nominated to other award-giving bodies of similar interest at the regional, national and international level aside from the opportunity for best health LGU initiatives to be published in local and global circulation," said Escote.

      Meanwhile, the 2nd Sulong Salud Sorsoganon Sustainability Award are also received by the Casiguran Birthing Home of the municipality of Casiguran, "Safe Pregnancy Towards a Healthy and Progressive Community" of Bulan-RHU, and the "Barangay Health Station (BHS) Padaba Ko, Kumpleto Records Ko" of Sapnangan BHS in Bulusan town, the three were also the top winners of the 1st Sulong Salud Sorsoganon the past year.

      Other sustainability award recipients are Networking Towards Alleviation of Suffering of Patient with Disability Associated with Lymphatic Filariasis project of Bulusan RHU, Irosin Controlled Dumpsite: Ecological Park of Irosin RHU and the Proficient Health Personnel Towards Quality Health Service Delivery of Gubat, Prieto Diaz, Bulusan and Barcelona (GuPriBBar) Inter-Local Health Zone.

      The Sulong Salud Sorsoganon Awards is an award-giving body that recognizes and documents LGUs best health initiatives that are people-centered, doable, sustainable and replicable and have not yet been recognized by any award-giving body. (PIA Sorsogon) [top]

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