A new set of officers was elected in an assembly of the Students for Health, Advocacy, Response and Empowerment (SHARE) – University of Southern Philippines – Foundation (USP) – Nursing College Chapter last August 26.
Elected officers were president, Heloise Dosdos; vice-president, Pearl Templado; secretary, Stanley Noel; treasurer, Franz Jibson; PRO, Maricel Fetiluna and Rubelyn Ursabi. They were sworn into office by VPHCS staff Dr. Erlinda Posadas.
Prior to the election, the members were given an orientation about SHARE by Jethamae Paglinawan, R.N., one of the pioneer members of SHARE, and current SHARE adviser.
The SHARE is an organization of college students in health and health allied science courses which aims to develop social responsibility among students and harness their initiatives in responding to issues and problems affecting the country’s health care delivery system. Since its founding which was initiated by the VPHCS, the SHARE has provided venues for the students to discuss about current health issues, conducted community integration programs, and brought students to render health services in depressed communities.
Meanwhile, the VPHCS through its staff Dr. Erlinda Posadas also conducted an orientation about community-based health programs to members of the Total Outreach for Community Health (TORCH), a student organization of the Cebu Institute of Medicine (CIM) last August 29. Members of the TORCH have for the past years been volunteers of the VPHCS in its various medical and outreach missions and has partnered with the VPHCS in several of its annual operation tuli (circumcision). The students who attended the orientation last August 29 were mostly first and second year medical students who promised to volunteer in future health services of VPHCS.