The Department of Health – Region 10 in collaboration with the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte through the Provincial Health Office organized the Provincial Barangay Health Workers Summit for the year 2018 with the theme, “Barangay Health Workers: Ang Lig-on nga Kaabag sa Pag-alagad sa Katawhan ug Katilingban” on July 31, 2018 at the Mindanao Civic Center Gymnasium, Sagadan, Municipality of Tubod.

Provincial Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo graced the activity and expressed gratitude to the BHWs for their dedication and sincerity in helping the provincial government, the municipalities and especially the barangays in educating the residents and implement health programs of the Department of Health, the National Nutrition Council, the Provincial Health Office and the Municipal Health Office in the province.

In her message, Governor Angging proudly mentioned that the projects intended for the people of Lanao del Norte are being delivered efficiently and effectively through the strong relationship between the Barangays, the Municipal Government Units, the Provincial Government and the two Congressional Districts in constant partnership with national government agencies and non-governmental organizations. Equally important is the support of all stakeholders to the programs of the government and the unity of the people that drives the province forward to achieve equity and prosperity.

In addition, the Provincial Chief Executive promised support to the programs of the Department of Health and the National Nutrition Council as well as to the Barangay Health Workers who have devoted their lives in introducing the programs of the government in their communities in building strong and healthy communities.

Also in the activity BHWs for 34 years were recognized for their unselfish deeds for more than three decades in building healthy communities by sharing their knowledge and best practices through dissemination of relevant information to barangay residents.

Thousands of Barangay Health Workers from the 22 Municipalities and from Iligan City have joined the summit to show solidarity to the Provincial Government in advocating healthy communities in the municipalities with the support of the Department of Health and the National Nutrition Council. PIO-LDN