Saturday, February 27, 2016

I seem to be obsessed with grass lately. It started while I was sitting at the birthing home thinking of what else to write on the doctor's orders. I stared at the fence. I started noticing how many plants of grass there was at the fence. But the more I stared at it, it seemed to be beautiful in its own right. And so here it is. This is what my obsession with the grass resulted to.

Stories from the Field

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

We have come a long way since the World Health Organization chose Malita to be their pilot area, and we have gained so many small wins and the people have gained so many knowledge.  Now that the project has expanded to 9 other municipalities, this was the time to share those small gains to be able to inspire other municipalities, and learn from each other.

There is no easy way in motivating others. There is no easy way in making a change. But that doesn't mean that we just have to give up altogether. It is in small steps that we start to change things. It is in small things that we can make a change. Put together, we make make a world of difference.

This was the mantra of RD Dumama and has been adopted as the mantra of the whole Region XI.

Mam Saripa, shared her experience as a BHW of  Brgy. Fishing Village in Malita

Ma'am Lucille Nievera has been promoted and will be assigned in Papua New Guinea. We will surely miss you ma'am Lucille

Me with the hubby


Monday, February 15, 2016

The Jerome Foundation has been a long time partner in the Family Planning Services. They usually come to our municipality every quarter. January 29, 2016 is a mark to remember as it got the largest number of patients thus far. With 104 BTL patients, although 3 were not cleared for surgery. They also had 2 cleft lip repair and 15 minor operations.

Thank you Jerome Foundation and the staff of MDH.

Prepping for the big day

Doing minor operations. Photo care of Dawa.

2nd to the last patient for the day

Dr. Glinard Quezad and Sir Prince Paraiso

Last patient for the day

After the hustle and bustle.

Induction of Officers, MOU and MBD of Davao Occidental Medical Society

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Last January 30, 2016 was the Induction of Officers of the Davao Occidental Medical Society. We were honoured to have our South Eastern Mindanao Governor, Dr. Malou Garcia-Monteverde grace us. In line with the society's activity was also the signing of Memorandum of Understanding with the Philippine National Red Cross - Davao del Sur Chapter and mass blood donation. It was a privilege to be working also with the Knights of Columbus.

We were told that the signing was the first among the South Eastern Mindanao Chapter. We would like to thank the 73rd IB, the PNP Malita, staff of MDH and others for participating in our activity. We would also like to thank Sir Prince Paraiso, Sir Eric Flordeliza, PJ Flores and the people behind the success of the activity. We would also like to thank LGU-Malita for allowing us to use their facility.

Signing of MOU with PNRC - Davao del Sur Chapter

A gift from our governor

What the society aims to achieve is to strengthen the bond of doctors working in the province of Davao Occidental, be the bridge for assisting the needs of different facility in terms of trainings and requirements and assist in increasing the blood bank pool for the people of Davao Occidental.

To the officers and members of the Davao Occidental Medical Society, congratulations and more power to all of us. You may follow us on facebook by liking our page "Davao Occidental Medical Society." 

Photo-op with Governor Maria Lourdes Garcia-Monteverde and her husband Dr. Tomas Monteverde