2nd District Representative, Congressman Abdullah ‘Bobby’ Dimakuta Dimaporo encouraged the members of the PVHW to be role model when implementing the programs of the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte in their communities. According to the Congressman, it is not convincing or believable if a PVHW member teaches about good health practices when he or she personally does the different. The 2nd District Congressman also added that in order to fully execute the programs of the government, a PVHW must always be healthy and active.
Congressman Bobby narrated that the Provincial Government sees the need to implement its programs starting from the barangays. Thus, the Provincial Volunteer Health Workers was created to help execute the services of the Provincial Government like the health care services in partnership with the Department of Health, National Nutrition Council and the Commission on Population for its house to house campaign on Family Planning.
For the programs to be successful, trainings and seminars are regularly conducted to members of the PVHW facilitated by the national line agencies concern in continuous partnership with the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte.
Aside from the trainings and seminars, Congressman Bobby also mentioned that the two Congressional District Offices and the Provincial Government are always in contact with the Department of Health, National Nutrition Council and the Commission on Population in order to provide the necessary equipments needed by the PVHW in the performance of their duties and functions to better serve the residents of the barangays.
The importance of PVHW is deeply recognized by the Provincial Government as well as the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of the Province of Lanao del Norte. The two Congressional Districts are fully behind the activities that will enhance the knowledge and abilities of each PVHW member for better implementation of the programs for the good of the people of the Province of Lanao del Norte.
The Provincial Volunteer Health Workers Congress 2018 was held on May 10, 2018 at the Mindanao Civic Center Gymnasium, Sagadan, Municipality of Tubod. PIO-LDN