Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Low-income residents of Makiling foothills get free health advice and medicines

IRRI's community health education and medical mission is moving from the shores of Laguna de Bay to serving residents of the foothills of Mt. Makiling.

The Host Country and Community Relations Office partnered once again for this activity with medical doctors from the Philippine Army General Hospital. The army doctors have previously given health counseling and consultations to more that a thousand residents of Barangay Sta. Cruz in Bay, Laguna, for free.

Medicines funded by IRRI and through donations from the IRRI-UPLB Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) was also provided for free to those who were in need.

IRRI has been doing community health education and medical mission to low-income residents of Los BaƱos and Bay, with the goal of reducing the incidence of common diseases and to advocate wellness.

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