BARMM's Member of the Parliament Mudjib Abu conducts Medical Outreach Program in Cotabato State University
A total of 365 people received free medical services from Cotabato City during the Medical Outreach Program held on March 31 at CSU.
The said outreach was able to provide medical services such as Medical Consultation, where they recorded 198 who received free consultation, while 150 underwent eye consultation, 4 children were given wheelchairs, and 13 adults were also given wheelchairs, from the combined forces of the office of Parliament Member Abu in their partnership with the Ministry of Health, Cotabato State University, City's Vice Mayor, and City Councilors.
Eshir Abpi Ismael (MHO Datu Piang - Ophthalmologist), Dr. Redeemer Joseph Jepelin Tejada and the Volunteer Doctors Dr. Mohammad Omar Yaeesh Alfonso, Dr. Mohammad Al-Farouq Alfonso are the doctors who rendered services in said program.
The Ministry of Health welcomes the new chief of UNICEF Mindanao Field Office Radoslaw (Radek) Rzehak.
Health minister Dr. Zul Qarneyn Abas and Rzehak met today at the Ministry of Health office to discuss key achievements, as well as future plans to continue working together to improve the public health situation of children and their families in the Bangsamoro region.
Minister Abas congratulated Rzehak on his latest assignment in Bangsamoro region and emphasized the need to strengthen joint action to increase COVID-19 vaccination coverage and other public health priority programs.
“I would like to express my sincerest thanks to UNICEF for your support. We value the gains that we have made in the partnership throughout the years, and your commitment to ensuring the well-being of every child in the Bangsamoro region,” said Abas.
Rzehak expressed his excitement to continue working closely with the MOH in promoting and protecting the rights of all children in the BARMM.
“We will continue to do so because public health is a critical issue for children's rights and development, and thus for Bangsamoro's future, and we will do everything we can to help the region, authorities, and communities address similar public health concerns on a scale comparable to the pandemic,” Rzehak said.
With the signing of the Rolling Work Plan 2022-2023 between the Ministry of Health and UNICEF, the government's immunization, COVID-19 vaccination rollout, nutrition, adolescent health and emergency response, and water, sanitation, and hygiene programs will be strengthened even further.
Both Abas and Rhezak discussed innovative solutions to current health-care system challenges in order to improve regional health and nutrition outcomes.
As co-leads of the Nutrition Cluster, UNICEF and the Ministry of Health will support regional and provincial committees, develop and enhance their coordinating and policy-making functions, and jointly plan to expand partnerships with academia, business, and other development partners to help achieve unmet targets and contribute to the achievement of the SDGs.
Rzehak was joined in the meeting by his colleagues, namely Dr. Martin Parreno (Health and Nutrition), Dr. Amador Catacutan (lmmunization), Rasul Abdullah (WASH), UN Volunteers Rick Adrian Villegas (Nutrition) and Nirold Altalaguire (WASH), and Communications Consultant Rosa May Maitem.
COTABATO CITY - The Office of Parliament Member Ali O. Salik, through the Ministry of Health of the Bangsamoro in Muslim Mindanao, has provided medical services and hygiene kits to 485 residents in Pikit, North Cotabato.
Mohaimen Usman, Political Affairs Officer, said the medical mission benefited six barangays of Macabual, Bulol, Buliok, Barungis, Kalbugan and Buliok Pagalugan.
The target beneficiaries received hygiene kits containing bath towels, alcohol, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, dipper (tabo), body soap, face mask, pail with cover, plastic comb, nail cutter, malong, undergarments for male and female, and hand towel.
The medical mission team consisted of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and medical practitioners coming from the Ministry of Health and Integrated Provincial Health Office of Maguindanao, led by Dr. Analyn G. Dimapanat, Dr. Muhammad Candao, Dr. Coco L. Digal and Dra. Jalilah A. Tiburon.
Patients who were beneficiaries of the medical mission were grateful for this initiative. They said the medical practitioners were brave to visit their area to offer medical assistance and provide much-needed aid for their common health concerns.
The Ministry of Health-BARMM is overwhelmed with gratitude for having been awarded with Certificate of Recognition by the Department of Health during the DRRM-H Forum 2022 with a theme of “Enhancing Pandemic and Response Capacity Through Lessons Learnt and Best Practices” held at Ciudad Christhia 9 Waves Resort, San Mateo Rizal on May 30 to June 1, 2022, in appreciation of their exemplary and dedicated service, commitment and untiring support in the Covid 19 Pandemic and the many disastrous events that happened during the same period.
This achievement wouldn’t be possible without the leadership, effort, and support of the following people and teams who have worked hand in hand in responding to the Covid 19 crisis: Dr. Bashary A. Latiph, former Minister of Health-BARMM, Dr. Zul Qarneyn M. Abas, current OIC-Minister of Health-BARMM, Dr. Amirel S. Usman, Director General and Head of DRRM-H Division, Health Emergency Response Team/ MOH-DRRM-H Division, the Integrated Provincial Health Offices, Hospitals, Rural Health Units, and other health care facilities and stakeholders.