A basic health skills training level 1 for community health workers was held on February 15, 16, 17, 23, 24, 2019 in Medellin. The training was attended by 39 CHWs from four barangays, namely, Barangays Mahawak, Antipolo and Dalingding Sur of Medellin, and Barangay Malingin of Daanbantayan.
The training is part of the health component 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 social development project 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 included the following, the Philippine health situation, concepts and practice of community-based health program, vital signs including blood pressure, temperature, respiratory rate, pulse rate, and weight, home remedies including herbal medicine and water therapy, and nutrition.