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Medical mission in Totolan, Dauis, Bohol

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Nearly 100 children were rendered health services in a medical mission organized by the Visayas Primary Health Care Services (VPHCS) and the Nagkahiusang Mangigisda sa Totolan (NAMATO) (United Fisherfolks in Totolan) in Dauis, Bohol last July 24, 2010.

Volunteers Dr. Jose Edgar Alonso, Dr. Aira Baroro, five nurse members of the Students Alliance for Community Health Services (SACHS) in Tagbilaran City, a nursing graduate of the Cebu Doctors University Hospital and staff of the VPHCS led by Dr. Petty Orbeta-de Castro and Dr. Grace Molina rendered the services which included visual acuity, height and weight determination, urinalysis, dental check-up and medical check-up.

Totolan is a fishing community located in Dauis. It is one of the community-based health program (CBHP) areas of the VPHCS in a continuing project supported by the Action Solidarite Tiers Monde. It has a population of 3,626 or 330 households.

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