BAGUIO CITY – The city government through the Health Services Office will mount a Health Fair, an interactive health education program in line with the Baguio Day celebration on August 27, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Baguio Convention Center.
City health officer Dr. Rowena Galpo said the activity with the theme, “All-Out War Against Diseases for a Healthy Baguio” is open to all families especially those belonging to the low-income group.
“It is an excellent opportunity to educate the public to increase control over and to improve their health,” Galpo said.
The activity will offer an interactive activity which focuses on infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, child and adolescent health, men and women’s health, dental health, traditional medicine, spiritual counseling and prohibited drugs.
Several booths will also be set up for other essential services like smoking/drug counseling, eye screening, physical exercise or “hataw” and others.
First aid kits will be given to the first 1,000 families who will participate in the essential services.
Galpo said the activity aims to implement health risk assessments, information-education-communication (IEC) strategies on health living practices and demonstrate family commitment to health and well-being.
This is also a way of promoting behavioral change to adopt a health-seeking behavior to the public. Health Fairs are a perfect opportunity to demonstrate individual’s commitment to good health by availing of the services offered in the event. Health fairs provide the perfect merger of public health and medicine,” she said.
The activity is in line with the celebration of the 107th Baguio City charter anniversary with the theme, “Fostering Meaningful Change through Synergy and Cooperation.”/Aileen P. Refuerzo