BARANGAY HEALTH LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT TRAINING (Batch 2 and 3)Written by Rachel Herrera
- Published: 23 September 2015
The Municipality of Dalaguete and the Department of Health – Regional Office 7 conducted the second and third batch of the Barangay Health Leadership and Management Program (BHLMP) Training last September 7-8, 2015 at DakongBato Beach Resort, Coro, Dalaguete and September 10-11, 2015 at Mantalongon Barangay Hall, Dalaguete, respectively. 11 South Zone barangays namely Caliongan, Catolohan, Consolacion, Coro, Langkas, Manangal, Nalhub, Obo, Obong, Sacsac, and Tapon comprised the second batch while the other 11 North Zone barangays of Ablayan, Babayongan, Bulak, Caleriohan, Dugyan, Dumalan, Maloray, Manlapay, Mantalongon, Salug, and Tabon composed the third batch. Each barangay was represented by the Barangay Captain, Sanggunian Barangay (SB) Chair on Health, Barangay Health Worker (BHW) Leader and Rural Health Midwife (RHM).
DOH Development Management Officers Madelene Ocampo and Mariles Plarisan and Senior Health Program Officer Monica Katrina Giango facilitated the trainings. Also present were Hon. Estanisla M. Almagro and Hon. William O. Lagahid who, in behalf of Mayor Ronald Allan G. Cesante, welcomed the participants of the second batch while Dr. Reina Ruby T. Caminade-Pinili delivered her welcome address to the participants of the third batch. Dr. Pinili also expressed her gratitude to the barangay officials for the support that she had received for over a year and a half and further advised to look at the reality of the health situation of their barangay and be compassionate towards their constituency.
Topics included Effective Communication, Quality Information, Three-Delays Model, Six Building Blocks of the Health System, and Duties and Responsibilities of Barangay Health Boards. Municipal Health Status was presented by Dr. Jose Edgar V. Alonso, Municipal Health Officer. Supervising Nurses Rodriga Osorio (South Zone) and Luisa Acido (North Zone) showed the health status with corresponding roadmaps for each barangay. Part of the training was for each barangay to identify their priority issue/problem, its causes and effects and the strategies to address that problem. Once the participants were informed of their barangay health status, each barangay was also tasked to come up with an action plan to be submitted to their respective supervising nurse.
BHLMP Training and Workshop aimed to equip our barangay leaders with the basic information and skills in order for them to strengthen their barangay health governance systems. As local leaders, they have the duties and responsibilities to be aware of the health situational status of their respective barangays and together with other health workers, should stand up for their constituents’ rights to accessible, available and affordable quality health care services.