Polomolok Task Force Kalusugan (PTFK) Project conducted Training of Trainers (TOT) for the 18 active and committed Health Education and Promotion Officers (HEPO) of the 5 partner cooperatives, namely: Polomolok Manpower Services Cooperative (PMSC), Cannery Multi-Purpose Cooperative (CAMPCO), Fortitude Ability and Resiliency in Business (FARB), Unified Engineering Works Multi-Purpose Cooperative (UEWMPC) and Tibud sa Katibawasan Multi-Purpose Cooperative (TSKMPC) on Adolescent Reproductive Health (ARH), Responsible Parenthood, and Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases on May 15-16, 2018 at The Farm, Carpenter Hill, Koronadal City. This training was initiated due to the demand to have an updated information and inputs on the definition, transmission and prevention of the health-related concerns and to effectively educate the workers of the cooperative and the people in the community.
Ms. Liza Hora, Admin and Finance Officer of Mahintana Foundation, Inc., gave the welcome remarks and the Overview of the training being the organizer of the event. Moreover, with the support given by the Local Government Unit, Department of Health Region XII and Dole Philippines, Inc., Mr. Jessie Cercado, Development Management Officer II and DOH Representative , showed support by giving his inspiration message of the participants to continue on their advocacy in promoting healthy lifestyle and be an aid to educating their co-workers and the people in the community. The Province of South Cotabato provided resource speakers of the abovementioned topics from Integrated Provincial Hospital.
The training was composed of 5 Modules incorporating the essential inputs from the topics and the resource speakers, namely:
- Non Communicable Diseases – Ms. Ivy Joy Gallinero;
- Communicable Diseases – Mr. John Arlo Codilla and Mr. Jose Baroquillo;
- Responsible Parenthood – Ms. Melanie Chiva;
- Adolescent Reproductive Health – Mr. Ralph Janiola; and
- Development of Action Plan.