05 October 2012

Red Cross turns up new batch of health workers

Subic Bay Freeport - The Philippine National Red Cross Zambales Chapter trained 245 Barangay Health Workers (BHWs), midwives and volunteers on basic mother and child care, disease control and first aid treatment, through a four-day workshop supported by Redondo Peninsula Energy Inc. (RP Energy).

The series of lectures, dubbed KliniKaBarangay Health and Wellness Training, is in line with RP Energy’s thrust to improve health care services within the 16 barangays of Subic and Pastolan Village, an Aeta community in Zambales province.

The training program was able to establish 17 quick response teams that will become “frontliners” in providing maternal care and implementing disease prevention in their respective barangays.

The participants were awarded with KliniKaBarangay Health and Wellness kits composed of BHW uniforms, a cellphone, list of hotline numbers, first aid equipment, a maternal health starter set and KliniKaBarangay Quick Reference Guide for everyday operations.

“With the proper training and health equipment, these KliniKaBarangay health advocates can now effectively initiate health promotion and disease prevention as well as establish other quick response teams in their respective barangays,” said RP Energy project manager Grant Smith. (Anthony Bayarong, Manila Times)