COTABATO CITY - Minister Dr. Rizaldy L. Piang together with his Communication Management Unit Team from the Ministry Of Health of Bangsamoro Autonomous Region In Muslim Mindanao (MOH-BARMM) has attended a 4-day Crisis Communication and Infodemic Management Workshop (Transforming Covid 19 Wins Into UHC Wins) at Pinnacle Hotel, Davao City.
According to one of the attendees Farhana Kabalo, news writer said the activity covered communication strategies, responding to misinformation, standard operating procedures during a crisis, and how to face the media during a crisis.
Minister Piang together with Dr. Ahmad-Fawadz Israel also had a quick meeting with the World Health Organization Representative to the Philippines Dr. Rui Paulo De Jesus and meet with other Regional Directors and Assistant Regional Directors from different regions.
The activity ended with awarding of certificates to all the attendees.
COTABATO CITY—The Bangsamoro Government’s Ministry of Health (MOH) launched a campaign on Tuesday, May 2, to promote the supplemental immunization activity, Chikiting Ligtas: Measles-Rubella and Oral Polio Vaccine (MR-OPV SIA), for the safety and protection of Bangsamoro children.
The MOH aims to achieve 95% coverage of children in the Bangsamoro region for the said immunization.
Measles and polio are contagious diseases that can cause severe complications, such as pneumonia, ear infections (otitis media), conjunctivitis, diarrhea, encephalitis, malnutrition, and death in children.
MOH Deputy Minister Dr. Zul Qarneyn Abas emphasized the important role of the Bangsamoro stakeholders to advocate and encourage the Bangsamoro parents and families to bring their children to nearby health centers.
The vaccines are available through fixed post sites, such as the Barangay Health Stations (BHS) and Rural Health Units (RHU), house-to-house visits, and mobile clinics.
According to Department of Health Undersecretary Dr. Abdullah Dumama, Jr., the vaccines are safe, effective, and free, and have undergone studies by experts for quality and effectiveness.
Dr. Dumama urged everyone to address the problem by protecting their loved ones, especially their children, from measles and polio.
“Ibigay natin sa mga kabataan ang protection na hatid ng mga bakunang ito.
Kailangan natin sulusyunan ang problemang ito. Huwag po sana nating hayaan na tamaan nitong sakit (MR-OPV SIA) ang ating mga mahal sa buhay at lalong-lalo na ang ating mga anak,” Dumama said.
The MOH Regional Immunization Program Nurse Coordinator Ron Aray and stakeholders, such as the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Special Geographic Area (SGA), Police Regional Office-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (PRO BAR), and other officials, signed a commitment to support the wide campaign of the activity.
Meanwhile, MOH Minister Dr. Rizaldy Piang launched the same activity for Sulu province on April 26, targeting to immunize approximately 127,964 children in the province.
Samahan ang Ministry of Health ng Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao at ang IPHO Tawi-Tawi sa paglunsad ng MR-OPV SIA Campaign sa probinsya ng Tawi-Tawi!
Alamin ang kahalagahan ng pagbibigay bakuna sa ating mga anak para masigurong sila ay maging mga CHIKITING LIGTAS!
Makilahok sa bakunahan drive ng DOH mula May 2-31 at pabakunahan nang libre ang inyong mga anak laban sa polio, rubella, at tigdas.
COTABATO CITY - The Ministry of Health in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao team, led by Minister Rizaldy Piang, made a courtesy call on Maimbung Mayor Shihla Tan-Hayudini, Thursday.
During the meeting, Mayor Hayudini emphasized her administration's commitment during the pandemic.
"We have seen drastic disruptions to the lives of the general public, affecting social and emotional well-being. For almost 2 years, we have locked ourselves away from the contagion with experimental strategies to protect the population, exposed before our eyes is resilience despite weaknesses in our healthcare system nationwide. It also brought to our consciousness the importance of public health and that it must stand as the utmost priority", Hayudini said.
On the other hand, MOH-BARMM officials, together with Dominador E. Gonzales, Jr., Director II CSC BARMM witnessed the ceremonial oath-taking of 95 newly hired personnel of Maimbung District Hospital.
The said officials also graced the Inauguration of Maimbung District Hospital 1st built district hospital HFEP Central Office Funded.
"Maimbung District Hospital is meant to be an improvement of healthcare delivery in the province of Sulu. The realization of this project is driven by the core intent of fulfilling patient-focused and hospital-based approaches in Maimbung," Mayor Hayudini said.
The Mayor further said that the idea was conceived by Governor Abdusakur M. Tan with Dr. Fahra Tan-Omar.
Minister Piang, for his part, expressed his group's full support for the Mayor's vision and programs.
"MOH-BARMM is committed to improving our hospitals here in BARMM, in fact, seven hospitals were upgraded and standardized in the entire region," Minister Piang said.
"This is the first time that MOH-BARMM can open a district hospital, so we are also glad that the time we spent to come here was productive," Minister Piang said.
Additionally, the Ribbon Cutting for the 25 Bed Capacity Temporary Treatment Monitoring Facility (TTMF) P10million under Bayanihan Act II also took place.
The Ceremonial launching of MR OPV vax also took place during the visit which was attended by various officials including Assistant Secretary Abdulhalik Kasim, MD, Director II for Technical Services Ahmad-Fawadz Israel, MD, Director II for Operations Tato Usman, MD, Ms. Anisa Matuan, Chief of Planning Division and Farrah Tan-Omar, MD, Provincial Health Officer II for Sulu Province.