Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Local residents get free medical checkup and counseling

IRRI’s Partnerships Office conducted a community health education and medical mission at Barangay Dila in Bay, Laguna, on 20 February. The monthly activity seeks to lower the risk of low-income residents of Bay and Los BaƱos developing common ailments and to contribute to their overall wellness and wellbeing.

The Civic Action team of physicians from the Army General Hospital, led by Major Mary Agnes Motril, M.D., provided free checkups and health counseling.

Free medicines and vitamins were also given out, courtesy of the Philippine Desk of the PO and the IRRI spouses’ club, Suhay. Gardenia, a major supplier of baked products in the Philippines, supported the activity by providing loaves of bread for the families of those who came for the checkup and counseling.

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