Activities and Updates of Team Kaangayan
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
The people improved their materials recovery facilities as lead by their late Barangay Chairman Gilbert P. Balatero. A lecture about the proper usage of the MRF's was done and pre-test and post-test were used for evaluation of the knowledge learned by the residents. Result: from 53.75% to 60%
As of August 2016, 68.2% compost their biodegradable wastes
•Updated the hypertension masterlist
•3 hypertensives were registered to the BP club in the RHU
As of August 2016
•Total hypertensives: 52
•No of Hypertensives taken: 41
•No of Hypertensives not taken: 11
•25 hypertensives have decreased their BP by 10-20mmHg
•6 hypertensives have the same BP reading
•10 hypertensives have increased their BP by 10-20mmHg
•No. of Patients with normal BP: 9
•No. of Stage 1 hypertensives: 26
•No. of Stage 2 hypertensives: 4
•No. of Mortality: 2
MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
-Updated the list on family planning users and non-users thru primary data from resurvey and secondary data from RHU Mahayag
-Conducted health education on the benefits of Family Planning (per purok) þ Distributed pamphlets on Family planning and Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Infections (STDs/STIs
-Assisted during the monthly barangay visit of Rural Health Unit (RHU) for the Extended Program on Immunization, distribution of Family Planning methods (e.g. COC, Progestin Pills), vitamins/supplements for newborns and children up to 2 years old, & Prenatal for Safe Motherhood.
Globally, over 1 billion people do not have access to sanitary toilet and still practicing open defecation. In Philippines, community residents of barangay Kaangayan in municipality of Mahayag Zamboanga del Sur are not excluded in this global fact. In reassessment of their toilet as of August 2016, there are still 17 families do not have access to sanitary toilet, and increasing number of children having diarrhea was observed. Therefore, with continues campaign in improving toilet condition and improving the health of the community residents, health teaching was conducted on what is diarrhea, how it is contracted and how can it be manage at home. In the pre and post test evaluation, improvement of scores from 56% to 84% was obtained, thereby concluding the method effective in providing health information.
Barangay Kaangayan has been known to have cases of Tuberculosis in the Municipality of Mahayag. Futhermore, it’s quite unfortunate that the barangay still has undetected cases of Tuberculosis. Ineffective case detection, treatment compliance and proper referral system have been the hindrances in achieving the MDG on combating disease such as Tuberculosis. In the pursuit of eradicating Tuberculosis, the team kaangayan has developed a community health plan for the barangay. Objectives and strategies were created to achieve the 90% treatment success rate by the year 2017. As of this year, the CHP on Tuberculosis is on it’s way to completion.
Last month, activities such as lecture on Tuberculosis per purok, update on the masterlists, home visit to identify TB symptomatics and TB defaulters were done. Data also revealed that there are 7 identified TB symptomatics, 6 diagnosed TB patients and 6 TB patients who completed the 6-month treatment through DOTS as of August 2016.