The Visayas Primary Healthcare Services conducted the second level of Basic Health Skills Training for community health workers (CHWs) in Medellin, Cebu.
The training was conducted on July 26-28, August 3-4, 2019 for community health workers of Barangay Malingin in Daanbantayan, and Barangays Antipolo, Dalingding Sur, Mahawak in Medellin.
The training is part of the project “Integrated Community-based Livelihood Project for Typhoon Yolanda Survivors in Medellin and Daanbantayan, Cebu” in eight impoverished mountain barangays in the two municipalities which is funded by Caritas Austria. It is a wholistic project on social development implemented by the Cebu-Bohol Relief and Rehabilitation Center (CRRC) which provides livelihood projects and social services to the residents in the barangays.
The project lasts from December 1, 2017 to November 31, 2019. Its objective is to contribute to an increased resilience of Typhoon Yolanda survivors through sustainable livelihood and health support in Medellin and Daanbantayan.
The topics of the training included the following, namely: tuberculosis, hypertension, ventusa, acupressure, and diabetes mellitus.
The training was conducted by Dr. Erlinda Posadas, VPHCS physician, Edgar Gahisan, a nurse and long time volunteer of the VPHCS, Lourdes Geolin, and Juliet Abing, the latter two being staff members of VPHCS.