DOH-MIMAROPA's 'Save My Smile Project' serves 890 children

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DOH-MIMAROPA Senior Health Program Officer, Dra Maria Gracia Gabriel, conducts oral examination to school children of Tapuyan Elementary School in Gasan, Marinduque during the "Save My Smile Project" held on August 2, 2017.DOH-MIMAROPA Senior Health Program Officer, Dra Maria Gracia Gabriel, conducts oral examination to school children of Tapuyan Elementary School in Gasan, Marinduque during the "Save My Smile Project" held on August 2, 2017.

Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) in partnership with the local government units of the region recently completed the school-based preventive oral health program known as “Save My Smile (SMS) Project” serving 890 pre-school and school children.

“This project was launched to support the delivery of basic oral health care at the local government unit (LGU) level and to provide immediate solution to various dental conditions affecting the high-risk groups of children from 0 to 6 years old,” Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo stated.

“Preventive services that provide oral health protection from the occurrence of dental...

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DOH-MIMAROPA Pushes for more Solar Powered Rural Health Stations

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One of the 14 newly SHS installed at Torrijos Rural Health Unit in Sta. Cruz, MarinduqueOne of the 14 newly SHS installed at Torrijos Rural Health Unit in Sta. Cruz, Marinduque

Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo today stated that 29 more Solar Home System (SHS) will be installed in all identified rural health facilities in the region requiring alternative source of energy that will supply electricity 24/7.

“We will be installing these in health facilities that are located in island barangays, mountain communities and remote areas of the provinces that has limited source of electricity, those that are powered by generators and those that has no means of reliable energy at all,” Dr. Janairo explained.

“Having medical emergency in the...

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Proposed declaration of Palawan as ‘Ecological Tourism Capital’ backed

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A resolution that throws support to House Bill 4273, which seeks Palawan’s declaration as “Ecological Tourism Capital of the Philippines,” was filed Tuesday morning by a provincial board member at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan.

Board Member Albert Rama, author of the resolution, said it is only appropriate that Palawan is inducted the title as it is unique among other provinces in the country.

“We are home to 87 cultural groups and races; we have over 200 kinds of birds; over 600 species of butterflies, what else? We have a very good forest cover compared to other provinces, good cover of mangrove...

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DOH-MIMAROPA Primes Marinduque BHWs for the Referral and Identification of HMP Cases

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Marinduque Provincial Department of Health Officer V, Dr. Rachel Rowena R. Garcia, emphasizes the essential duty of BHWs in the identification and referral of heavy-metal poisoning cases during the incoming province-wide health risk assessment that will be conducted from August 10, 2017 onwards. Marinduque Provincial Department of Health Officer V, Dr. Rachel Rowena R. Garcia, emphasizes the essential duty of BHWs in the identification and referral of heavy-metal poisoning cases during the incoming province-wide health risk assessment that will be conducted from August 10, 2017 onwards.

The Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) recently completed the three-day “Training for the Identification and Referral of Patients with Metal Poisoning (HMP) for 45 Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) from various municipalities of Marinduque from August 1-3, 2017.

“With the support of our trained BHWs we can now perform immediate health risk assessment to residents in areas that are exposed and contaminated with mine tailings and provide the necessary treatment and reduce the risk of contamination and exposure from heavy metal poisoning. This is the only way we can preserve their health and save their...

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