Wednesday, June 13, 2012
IRRI holds community health education session and medical mission in Los Baños
To reduce the incidence of common medical problems in IRRI's host communities of Los Baños and Bay, IRRI, through its Host Country and Community Relations Office, conducted another community health education and medical mission for the lakeside barangay of Bayog, Los Baños, on 1 June 2012.
More than 500 residents, mostly unemployed or of low income, were given free medical check-ups and hygiene, health, and wellness counseling by medical practitioners from the Philippine Army, headed by Mary Agnes Motril, M.D.
United Laboratories (Unilab) and the Hasik Bagong Buhay Christian Ministry donated medicine and vitamins that were given away for free.