A Roots of Health blog entry by Susan Evangelista, the president describing how the organization came into being.
As with every month since we started working in the Philippines, December was another very busy month for Ugat ng Kalusugan! I started off the month with 3 days of back to back to back meetings in Manila with other organizations focused on maternal and child health and reproductive health. The people I met with Read more.
November has been a busy and important month for Roots of Health. Since my last blog update, we completed our needs assessment. In analyzing the data as well as our general observations from being in the communities, we have decided to begin our programs and service delivery in a community in Santa Lourdes called “Pulang Read more.
“I’d like to give birth in a hospital but I don’t have the money to pay for it. So I give birth at home.”
Surveys in Purok Matahimik Earlier this week we returned to an area in Santa Lourdes called Purok Matahimik which means “quiet place”, also known as “Pulang Lupa” or red earth because of the color of the soil, and is also simply known as “Dumpsite” because of the community’s proximity to the Puerto Princesa landfill. This Read more.
Last week, Ugat ng Kalusugan returned to Barangay Bagong Silang to carry out a mini-survey among Badjao families. Like our first survey in Bagong Silang, our purposes for carrying out another survey were two-fold: we wanted to test out our community health survey, and we wanted to get more information on one purok (area) of Read more.
Yesterday Ugat ng Kalusugan carried out a mini-survey in Barangay Bagong Silang. Our purposes were two-fold: we wanted to test out our community health survey, and we wanted to get more information on one purok (area) of Bagong Silang because it is a possible site for our work. Bagong Silang is a sea-front community with Read more.
Susan went along with Ami, Lyn Lyn and Jane last Wednesday to observe the afternoon reproductive health class. She was mostly there just to see a session fist hand, but was roped in for one of the charade activities.