Health Education and Promotion Activity at Jose Abad Santos

About three or more barangays from Jose Abad Santos, namely, Barangays Cayaponga, Tanuman and Malalan were catered during a recent Health Education and Promotion Activity last February 21, 2020 led by the Provincial Health Office.


Patients line up to get registered.


Barangay health workers taking vital signs and patient details.


Together with the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office, patients availed health education, medical and dental check-up, and free meals. The activity was conducted in partnership with the Municipal Health Office headed by Dr. Amparo Lachica. About 512 patients were seen both adult and children.


PHO Medical Officer III, Dr. Gene Rose Carmona and MHO of Jose Abad Santos, Dr. Amparo Lachica led the team during this activity.


Our dentist, Dr. Adolfo Calasara checking on one of the patient’s teeth.


Mothers waiting in line for their free medicines.


PHO staff handing out medicines and giving home instructions.


The activity was also done in conjuction with the Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio Campaign Round 4 and regular immunization.

A midwife providing regular vaccinations to eligible children.


Jose Abad Santos is the farthest municipality in the Province of Davao Occidental and most of it’s barangays are considered Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Area (GIDA). Much of the people spend a hundred pesos or more just get to another Municipality.

SP member Allen Lim talking to children in Brgy. Cayaponga.