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PHAPCares Works with LGU to Improve Health Services in Mountain Province Town

PHAPCares Works with LGU

to Improve Health Services in Mountain Province Town

PHAPCares Foundation is working with local government officials of Paracelis, Mountain Province to enhance the delivery of basic health services to residents of the upland town.

Paracelis is a second-class municipality with nine barangays and a total estimated population of 32,556. Around 37 percent of its population resides in urban areas while 63 percent live in rural areas. Due to its hilly terrain, Paracelis has numerous zigzag roads in most parts, including access roads that connect the municipality to other border towns. On both sides of its zigzag roads, travelers can view the vast cornfield plantations alongside. In 2017, the leading causes of death in Paracelis are cardiovascular diseases including hypertension, cancer, pneumonia, stroke, drowning, senility, vehicular accidents, premature birth, and bleeding/peptic ulcer.

On March 26, 2019, PHAPCares conducted an assessment and site coordination activity in Paracelis and identified the following needs: health advocacy, dental health, sanitary toilet facilities, water and sanitary hygiene (WASH), and disaster preparedness. The assessment and site coordination activity was conducted by PHAPCares Project Manager Dennis Romerick G. Tuazon, PHAPCares Administrative Associate Jose Joy Del Castillo, PHAPCares volunteers Perla Alban, MD and Lunalinda Luz, DMD; and Municipal Health Officer Dr. Susan M. Liban.

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