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Campaign on hypertension and dengue control Medellin

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A health campaign on control of hypertension and dengue are ongoing in Barangays Daanlungsod, Maharuhay, Kawit and Gibitngil in Medellin.

The campaigns are initiated by trained community health workers under the project “Integrated Community-based Livelihood Project for Typhoon Yolanda Survivors in Medellin and Daanbantayan, Cebu.”

The project 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 VPHCS partners with the CRRC in the health component of the project.

The CHWs distributed leaflets and conduct health teaching regarding hypertension and dengue.

Trained community health workers also conducted home visitations among other members of the organization, treating the sick, and taking blood pressure to identify and monitor hypertensive patients.

Herbal medicine processing was also conducted by the CHWs with the residents in Sitio Tangke, Kawit on October 7 and 8 where they made kalachuchi, kamunggay and panyawan (KKP) ointment and sambong syrup for kidney stones.

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