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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Paracelis, Mt. Province: Service Begins where the Road Ends...

This is how a typical road in Paracelis, Mt. Province looks like...

Though there are few cemented portions such as this, majority of them are rough roads and a little rain makes them all muddy. And we have only been at the Poblacion... Imagine what it's like in the inner barangays of the municipality. Some of the participants in the workshop we conducted literally walked mountains to reach the poblacion; travelling all night and arriving in the venue at daybreak... Obviously, access is never easy. Information do not often reach them and so do basic health services. The MHO, true to its commitment that "service begins, where the road ends", bring health services to communities that cannot reach them. With support from the UNFPA, series of outreach activities inclusive of RH care are conducted within far flung barangays and we were privileged to join them in one...



The question is, will these RH services and outreach activities continue even beyond the programme? We could only surmise... and the challenge to our advocacy continue....

1 comments:

ZYMM: 100% Pidjanga said...

me kamukha si kempee de leon hehehe!