PRC turns over PHC Infra Projects in Quirino
Philippine Red Cross (PRC) formally turns over infrastructure projects to barangay beneficiaries of Primary Health Care (PHC) Program in Quirino last December 8.
PRC Chairman Richard Gordon, PRC Secretary General Gwendolyn Pang, PRC Quirino Chapter Board of Directors and Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) representatives graced the symbolic turnover ceremony.
Prior to the turnover program, PRC officials conducted site visits in Barangay Ramos and Barangay Cabugao in Aglipay, Quirino where latrines and a barangay health station were constructed and hand pumps were given, respectively.
The PHC Project is an initiative of PRC which seeks to improve the health and living conditions of the vulnerable people in priority upland barangays of the municipalities of Nagtipunan and Aglipay in Quirino.
The key components of the project include community health education and mobilization of trained community health volunteers; water sanitation, hygiene and health promotion; construction and rehabilitation of barangay health stations and rural health units; and strengthening of community health planning and organizational support.
Started in 2005 in Nagtipunan, the PHC Project is funded by JRCS and implemented by PRC Quirino Chapter, in partnership with the local government of Quirino.