Tuesday, October 2, 2012
IRRI holds health education and medical mission for local community
To help lower the incidence of common illnesses and increase health awareness and good practices among local residents who are of low income, IRRI's Host Country and Community Relations Office conducted its eighth Community Health Education and Medical Mission in Barangay Maahas in Los Baños, Laguna on 28 September 2012.
The medical team, led by Mary Agnes Motril of the Philippine Army General Hospital, provided counseling on wellness among the elderly, basic hygiene, and nutritional care for mothers and children.
IRRI provided free vitamins and medicine for common ailments such as upper respiratory tract infection, diarrhea, skin diseases, and allergies.
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