STRENGTHENING BARANGAY HEALTH COMMITTEES
Alongside partnering with city health officials, the UP likewise engages leaders in the barangay to play a more active role in decision making especially with regard to the health of their constituents through their respective BHCs.
PARTNERSHIP WITH ST. HANNIBAL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY (SHACC)
St. Hannibal Christian Community is a faith-based organization engaged in community development initiatives addressing urban poor concerns like shelter, education, livelihood, and health, among others. The UP is helping SHACC through the latter’s Health Committee by way of modules on health education, community organizing, and health systems development.
REHABILITATING THE MALNOURISHED-- ELEVATING THE QUALITY OF SUPPLEMENTAL FEEDING PROGRAMSIn cooperation with BHCs and BHWs, identified malnoursihed children are rehabilitated through funds sought out from partners from the Church, government, NGO and private sectors.
HEALTH EDUCATION SESSIONS WITH BARANGAY RESIDENTS
Students from the UP as well as resource speakers from relevant fields facilitate workshops and lectures with barangay residents, in response to their requests, tackling topics ranging from dengue to leadership training.
After a series of fires hit neighboring barangays, residents of Pasay City Barangay 184 underwent a disaster preparedness workshop facilitated by UP students, focusing on activities that will mitigate effects of such disasters.
RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERSHIP
Having noted the rising number of stray dogs in their area, the UP and the City Veterinarian’s Office conducted workshops with residents from Barangay 137 where they were made more aware about the dangers of rabies and pet litter, environmental sanitation in general, and the responsibilities of pet owners.
PATIENT CARE IN THE COMMUNITY
Medical students, consultants and the BHWs attend to patients in the barangays
Supporting the barangays in their HEALTHY LIFESTYLE campaigns. BHC-led activities are given more definition with the inputs and participation of medical students.