Members of the Fil-am Center for Community Health and Development (FACCHD) based in Pleasanton, California, U.S.A. visited the VPHCS office last February 10.
FACCHD Board of Trustees member Ernie Madriaga and his wife Terry, Bert Cruz and his wife Medy talked with VPHCS staff members and learned about its current programs and services.
They later visited Sitio Back of Matimco, Barangay Subangdaku in Mandaue City, one of the program sites of VPHCS and got acquainted with its community health workers (CHWs) and its ongoing health programs.
The two couples went to Bohol on February 13 and visited FACCHD Board President Dr. Lilia Hernandez and Pete Mortera in their home in Panglao and then went to Balay Kahimsog, the VPHCS training center in Baclayon. Balay Kahimsog which is primarily funded by the FACCHD through its various fund-raising activities, has been the site of seminars and trainings of different groups since it became fully functional in 2009.