Program Officer Megumi Nishijima recently visited Bohol in order to gain first-hand experience of the progress of its project http://healthymanviagra.com/ being implemented in partnership with the Visayas Primary Health Care Services, Inc.
Ms. Nishijima visited Barangay Sto. Nino in the Municipality of San Miguel and Barangay Caluasan in the Municipality of Dagohoy last Sept. 6-7 in line with the ongoing project “Building community-based health programs to promote health and prevent disease in Bohol.”
Ms. Nishijima talked with leaders of the farmers’ organization in Sto. Nino, the Hugpong Mag-uuma sa San Miguel (HUMASA) or the Farmers Association in San Miguel and the farmers’ organization Mga Mag-Uuma sa LACALSANDA Apektado sa Land Levelling (MALALA) (Farmers in Lacalsanda affected by Land levelling) in Caluasan.
The farmers shared with her how their communities have been adversely affected by the failure of the Malinao Dam Project which has worsened their economic situation that in turn affected their health conditions.
Ms. Nishijima also visited San Miguel Municipal Vice-Mayor Jonathan Reyes, Dagohoy Municipal Mayor Hermie Relampagos and Dagohoy Municipal Health Officer Dr. Hermogenes Ricafort.
Ms. Nishijima also visited Sitio Back of Matimco, Subangdaku,Mandaue on Sept. 8. The urban poor community has an ongoing community-based health program (CBHP) developed by its residents’ organization KALUWASAN and the VPHCS. Members of the health committee shared their health activities and experiences with Ms. Nishijima.