Just as committed as our colleagues in medical school, the Team NB shares the passion of the school towards community health. We are being prepared and trained to be the doctors bound to help the society through health literacy and health awareness aside from saving lives through the clinical aspect. Another very important good news was chosen by the team to deliver to the community.
We conducted multiple lectures entitled “Cervical Cancer and its Screening” to selected schools in the municipality. So far, we have covered were Camul Elementary School, Tampiisan Central School, Tampilisan National High School and the Jose Rizal Memorial State University-Tampilisan Campus. The said lecture also promoted the free Cervical Cancer Screening of Tampilisan Rural Heath Unit. The aim of the lecture was to increase the uptake of cervical cancer screening through the recently launched Visual Inspection of the Cervix using 4% Acetic Acid (VIA) screening. We were happy and overwhelmed by the positive feedback that we received from all the teachers in every school as there were many teachers, more than what we expected, who listed for appointments. In a nutshell, we dream of unity of all women, not just in our barangay, but all over the world, and fight like a girl, to end the deaths of women caused by cervical cancer.
The free health services offered by the government can be maximized if everyone will be educated of its implementation. And that is where our challenge lies as doctors for the community, to educate and achieve health for all.