Programs

Bantay Kalusugan

This program is a preventive healthcare program, encompassing three signature activities:

Free health profiling and screening, medical and nutritional counselling, and educational lay lectures are conducted in urban poor communities to aid in early detection of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCD) such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity and high cholesterol. By identifying potential NCD cases, Bantay Kalusugan-Alamin at Sugpuin hopes to help control NCDs, which have become silent epidemics, and to promote healthy lifestyles and proper management.

This activity brings together advocates of NCD prevention into a collective activity that promotes walking as a simple but effective way to stop NCD. Participants of the fun walk get to learn and join exercise activities before and after the walk and to avail of healthcare products and services promoting NCD prevention and management.

This activity addresses the problem of malnutrition in children, with the objective of decreasing its occurrence and raising awareness on the importance of good health. Feeding modules for undernourished children are undertaken in selected communities, with mothers engaged in the planning and preparation of meals for the children. Participating children are monitored over a six-month period for weight changes. Through this program, the children’s school attendance is enhanced as their nutritional status improves; while mothers develop skills in preparing simple inexpensive but nutritious meals for their children and gain more awareness of their role in improving the health and nutrition of their children. Other benefits include education of children on self-feeding, hand-washing before and after meals, inclusion of seasonal foods into daily meals, community participation and volunteerism.

This activity addresses the problem of malnutrition in children, with the objective of decreasing its occurrence and raising awareness on the importance of good health. Feeding modules for undernourished children are undertaken in selected communities, with mothers engaged in the planning and preparation of meals for the children. Participating children are monitored over a six-month period for weight changes. Through this program, the children’s school attendance is enhanced as their nutritional status improves; while mothers develop skills in preparing simple inexpensive but nutritious meals for their children and gain more awareness of their role in improving the health and nutrition of their children. Other benefits include education of children on self-feeding, hand-washing before and after meals, inclusion of seasonal foods into daily meals, community participation and volunteerism.