PANABO CITY, Davao del Norte, September 2 (PIA) – – A representative of the Department of Health XI praised the provincial government of Compostela Valley for sustaining the Health Promotion and Communication Project (HealthPro) of the US Agency for international Development (USAID) through the conduct of Family Health Fair.
Arvin Albin, a development management officer of DOH XI, disclosed yesterday in a press briefing that out of the 20 projects sites of the USAID-HealthPro, only Compostela Valley managed to keep it going and bringing same services to all its municipalities.
He said that the program started in 2008 and had its closing-out ceremonies in Manila last 2012.
According to the HealthPro Annual Report on 2008, the overall objective of project is to assist local government units in improving, expanding, and strengthening the quality and sustainability of health promotion and communication efforts.
Albin said that beyond the services they offered, information and education services is the main focus of the fair. “Kung maayo pagpasabot, makabalo sila unsaon paglikay (sa sakit),” he said. (If it was well understood, they will know how to prevent (the disease.) According to the provincial health office, the next host of the fair for next year may be Mawab. (PIA11, Michael Uy)