A A lecture and taining seminar was held last March 14, 21, and 23 at the New Barili, Basketball Court. This is in collaboration with the Jose Rizal Memorial State University Tampilisan Campus to teach residents of New Barili on how to turn farm refuse to organic fertilizers and insecticides.
Introducing the “Limpyong Bata” Wash Station! This communal wash area encourages group hand washing amongst the students of the Day Care Center and the New Barili Elementary School. It is not only fun and engaging, but it also aims to increase awareness and remind school children to perform tooth brushing and hand washing at critical times. With its launching, distribution of personal hygiene kits, demonstration and return demonstration of hand washing and tooth brushing were also done. Of course, this would not have been possible without the help of the parents who worked hand in hand with us in constructing the Limpyong Bata Wash Station.
Nature sure is amazing!
Here is the progress of the Garden NB in pictures-- from land prep, to requisition of seeds, to a tour in a model garden, to seed planting and finally to harvesting full grown organic vegetables.
The residents harvested the vegetables for personal consumption and the mothers of the children daycare center even used the vegetables for the 120-day feeding program!
Team NB proudly joins the efforts of the Department of Health, Water & Sanitation Program, and the World Bank to end OPEN DEFECATION by displaying these HD posters on TOILET SANITATION IN BISAYA DIALECT in strategic areas of the barangay as one of the five parts of the TOILET SANITATION INFORMATION CAMPAIGN under the "Bayanihan sa Palikuran" program of the team NB.
For Health Promotion and Disease Prevention as the core of Community Medicine, the team strongly believes that one of the vital functions of being doctors in the community is ADVOCATING FOR HEALTH through information dissemination thus the creation of the "TOILET SANITATION INFORMATION CAMPAIGN". This aims to influence the members of the community to build their capacity to be the responsible residents that they can be and together, strive for a zero-open defecation barangay. This campaign also synergizes the efforts of all stakeholders, especially the barangay council who was able to procure and distribute water sealed toilet bowls from the office of the Provincial Governor last November 2016.
Special thanks to the generous sponsors of our school ADZUSOM and to the Ateneo de Zamboanga University School of Medicine Community Department for supporting our cause to end open defecation.
Encouraging the community to increase physical activity to FIGHT HYPERTENSION through"Hataw sa NB", a weekly zumba session that aims to help promote physical activity in the community. It has now become a part of the saturday afternoon routine of the community. The residents gather at the Barangay Covered Court to ZUMBA their HEARTS out!
"A reminder is always a good investment"
What better way to remind our beloved seniors to take care of their hearts than celebrating Valentine's day healthily, with this year's theme: "Unsaon paghigugma, kung si Heart wala atimana"
Brgy New Barili's celebration of Heart Month included:
Free Health Screening (BP Monitoring and RBS Screening)
DASH Cooking Class
"Hataw sa NB!" Zumba Dance Party
Plus! Meals cooked during the DASH Cooking Class were shared with our seniors.
February does not only include Valentines day...it is also the DOH'S Heart Month...
Mapasingle, taken or complicated man ang status mo, please remember to be careful with your heart.
Lets celebrate Heart Month and have a healthy, happy heart...
ITS A DATE!
Sack it! Improper solid waste management appears to be a perennial problem in most parts of the Philippines, that despite the existence of national legislations, R.A. 9003 or the Solid Waste Management Act and P.D. 856 or the Sanitation Code of the Philippines. This is a cause of concern as improper solid waste management may result in an array of diseases that will add not only add to the physical stresses but also the financial stresses of the families that they affect.
The community recognizes that one of the top 10 problems in the community is improper solid waste management. In fact, based on the survey conducted last 2015, 60.9% of households do not practice waste segregation, 76.7% use burning as the primary means of waste disposal and only 2.33% practice recycling, meaning most of the waste produced in the community are not properly sorted and disposed of, which also means that, more of waste produced in the community are incinerated which also has profound effect in the environment. Hence, the need to institute measures that will help the people of New Barili develop an eco-friendly attitude.
The Team New Barili, in an effort to curb this problem, has implemented several activities which aim in increasing the knowledge of the residents of New Barili in proper waste segregation and recycling. To reinforce the segregation practices, the team handed out 3 labeled sacks per household along with a pamphlet that contains the types and categorization of the common wastes in the community. This should serve as receptacles for residuals, recyclables, and special/hazardous wastes.
The making of plant labels for the Garden NB. And just like that, we’re ready for harvest! The Garden Ni Bulilit (NB) is a project spearheaded by the 8 medical students and made to reality by the citizens of the community to fight malnutrition in New Barili. The communal garden is situated in close proximity to the daycare center to fortify the 100-days feeding program. With the amazing community efforts, the Garden became bountiful! Everyone in the barangay may harvest to add nutritious produce in their meals especially for young growing kids!
Team New Barili has re-launched the DUNK-A-BOTTLE campaign in the barangay level. This project, sponsored by UNILAB and well-supported by the barangay officials headed by Melecia Pardo, aims to make reducing, reusing and recycling more fun and effective! It’s a big hit in all age groups! All proceeds from the sale of the recyclables will go to the barangay funds.
Grab a plastic bottle and shoot! 3 points for Solid Waste Management!
This event is the brainchild of Team New Barili.
The school exists to provide solutions to the health problems of the people and community in Western Mindanao.
To ensure sustainability in quality health services provided by the barangay health station while at the same time promoting physical activity as a vital part for the fight and prevention of hypertension, the Team NB came up with the Heart Run- A Benefit Run.
It also became the perfect platform to launch in the municipality our Dunk-A-Bottle Campaign - a fun way to reuse, reduce and recycle!
And lastly, it was the perfect crowd to introduce the locally-sourced cassava products made by the women of the rural improvement club of barangay New Barili. Healthy snacks all around!
This event was made possible by the Tampilisan Municipal Health Officer Dr. Carmel Mathilda Ladeza, Honorable Mayor Angeles Carloto II, the officials of the Local Government Unit of Tampilisan and the Barangay Officials of New Barili headed by Ms. Melecia Pardo.
In coordination with the Tampilisan Municipal Police Station (headed by Chief Sagan) and The Bureau of Fire Protection.
With the help of Team Molos and Team Lawaan (who are also level 4 medical students), the newly immersed 48 level 1 medical students of the Ateneo School of Medicine and Mr. Jaime and Mrs. Gemma Larato.
Sponsored by Beams Spring Water, Safety Enterprises and SMQ marketing.
And the enthusiastic participation of the government offices, the residents of New Barili, the faculty and students of Tampilisan National Highschool (headed by Mr. Cababat), Tampilisan Central School (headed by Mr. Gumela) and Jose Rizal Memorial University (Headed by Dr. Subong).
TO EVERYONE WHO RAN FOR THEIR HEART, THANK YOU!