The Local Government of Lamitan headed by Mayor Rose Furigay through the City Health Office, with our Doctors Hanna Robles, Afreen Amerin, and Mika Puri, in partnership with the Universal Research Council headed by Ms Rachel Resureccio and the Ulama Council headed by Ustadz Bayan Marujin organized the “Paanakan Initiative” to address and answer issues and problems contributing to maternal and infant mortality.

173 Barangay Health Workers and 70 Traditional Manghihilot or Panday attended the talk held at the City Gymnasium.

Mayor Rose, in her speech, greatly encourages the BHWs and Pandays to have a strengthened and a sustained collaboration to be able to eradicate childbirth-related problems.

As of 2018, through the efforts of the BHWs, Midwives, the MECAs, and the personnels of the City Health Office, Lamitan City attained zero (0) maternal and infant mortality rate.

Good job, everyone!

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