Articles worth reading

Caloocan enforces 'no proof of vaccination, no entry' policy 

account_balanceCaloocan access_time4 days ago

The Caloocan City Public Safety and Traffic Management Department (DPSTM) inspected on Wednesday, Jan.12, establishments and public places in the city to ensure that the “No Proof of Vaccination, No Entry Policy” is being enforced, a...

Cebu Pacific cancels 24 flights on Jan. 12

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

Low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific canceled 24 domestic and international flights on Wednesday, citing workforce shortage. "Cebu Pacific continues to manage the impact of Covid-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) on its workforce with employees who are ei...

Muntinlupa satellite offices in Starmall Alabang halt operations 

account_balanceMuntinlupa access_time4 days ago

Muntinlupa City Government satellite offices situated in Starmall Alabang temporarily halt operations following the fire incident in the shopping mall last January 8. The local government of Muntinlupa has released an advisory to the public that the...

Valenzuela News

Valenzuela receives medical donation from USAID 

account_balanceValenzuela chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

The Valenzuela City government received medical tools for Tuberculosis (TB) patients from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Stop TB Partnership on Nov. 23, according to a report by Manila Bulletin.

“This is the first time we’re getting hardware that will help us combat the scourge of TB and it is very timely that these equipment are mobile and handy because COVID has changed the paradigm or the mindset of people… Gone are the days where everybody has to come to a health facility, but rather, the health facility comes straight to your doorsteps. So this New Normal tool is really quite useful,” Mayor Rex Gatchalian said.

The donated medical tool package from the two organizations can help more than 19,000 patients and will assist the city’s health system to effectively screen, detect, treat, and prevent TB.

It includes 38 portable rapid diagnostic machines, eight ultra-portable chest x-ray machines that can be used outside hospitals, and Video Observed Treatment (VOT) that can monitor the treatment of patients using mobile phones.

It also features short-course medications for TB prevention that can help around 30,000 individuals, including children.

Valenzuela is the only city among the six beneficiaries of the project.

Other recipients of the medical tool package are the provinces of Bataan, Cebu, Laguna, Tarlac, and Cotabato Dr. Beverly Lorraine Ho, Department of Health (DOH) Disease Prevention and Control Bureau (DPCP) director, said that good health literacy, an efficient health system, and a supportive socio-economic environment will help secure a “Healthy Pilipinas (Philippines).” “People must be the center of our care, of our services, and of our programs, not individual diseases… We have to communicate the same to the general public so that they [would] recognize that it is them we are taking care of and it is not a specific disease, virus, or bacteria,” Ho reminded the city’s medical frontliners.

The USAID, which was founded in November 1961, aims to help its partner countries in promoting health, social, and economic development.

Meanwhile, the Stop TB Partnership is a non-profit organization established in 1998, which aims to collaborate with different health groups to prevent the spread of tuberculosis.

date_rangeDate Published
1 month ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

Taguig restricts movement of unvaccinated individuals

account_balanceTaguig chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

To save lives and livelihood, Taguig's Safe City Task Force will be adopting the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) resolution that limits the movement of unvaccinated individuals, according to a report by Philippine News Agenc...

Muntinlupa to regulate movement of unvaccinated individuals 

account_balanceMuntinlupa chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

The Muntinlupa City Council passed an ordinance limiting the mobility of unvaccinated individuals following the consensus of Metro Manila mayors to enforce such restrictions. Majority Floor Leader Coun. Raul Corro said the city council has appr...

Active Covid cases in San Juan hit 1,171 

account_balanceSan Juan chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

The city of San Juan logged 1,171 active coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases, with 180 new cases added on Sunday, Jan. 9, according to a report by Manila Bulletin. The city was already on the brink of the thousandth mark on Saturday, Jan. 8, r...

Pateros Mayor Miguel Ponce III

Pateros reports surge in Covid cases 

account_balancePateros chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

Pateros Mayor Miguel “Ike” Ponce III warned the public of a surge in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the municipality brought about by the highly transmissible Omicron variant, according to a report by Manila Bulletin. From ...

Let's Stay Connected Like us on our Facebook page.
Click on the article to continue reading
Quezon City adopts no contact apprehension system Red Cross pushes saliva test Vaccines from COVAX to arrive in Q1 Makati Shangri-La to close doors on Feb. 1 Cities in NCR to start vaccination simultaneously Mother, girlfriend of Filipino infected with UK variant also test positive Send Press Release MNC Facebook Page MNC Twitter Page MNC Instagram Page LGU Spotlight Barangay Front Business Sports Entertainment Metro Gen Metro Feature