TB Control: Strengthening Partnership

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In line with the vision of ARP, to help needy and underserved Filipinos improve their quality of life through holistic health services. It is ARP’s desire to help in the fight against Tuberculosis through strengthening partnership between government, the private sector and the community for a concerted effort towards the control of Tuberculosis.

One of the sites for construction of smearing areas.

One of the sites for construction of smearing areas.

With this, ARP through the partnership and funding of KOFIH (Korean Foundation for International Healthcare) has successfully implemented a Community Based TB Control Program. The program was started last December 2014 and ended on October 30, 2015.

Strengthening Partnership for TB Control in Puerto Princesa City was conceptualized to help address the 34% gap in the case notification of all forms of TB. This project aimed to contribute at least 10% to the case finding of the City Health Office and to the 90% successful treatment of all cases identified through the engagement of private doctors and the implementation of a community based modified TB DOTS in 10 Barangays in Puerto Princesa ( Bry. Mangingisda, San Manuel, Sta Cruz, Salvacion, Manalo, Maryugon, Lucbuan, Babuyan, Tanabag and Binduyan.)

Bayanihan sa Pagbabago (Basic Leadership and Financial Management Training for Leaders) participants, pose for a pictorial.

Bayanihan sa Pagbabago (Basic Leadership and Financial Management Training for Leaders) participants, pose for a pictorial.

Ms. Karen Marabulas, an ARP volunteer delivers a health talk on Tuberculosis.

Ms. Karen Marabulas, an ARP volunteer delivers a health talk on Tuberculosis.

– Maria Feliza Aquino

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