By Lou Ellen L. Antonio

MARAWI CITY, Oct. 31 (PIA ICCC) — Through the Central Emergency Response Fund of United Nations, the World Health Organization (WHO) with the Muslim Youth Religious Organization Incorporated (MYROI) implemented the repair of the barangay health station (BHS) in Tuca, Marawi City.

The Jpiego, an international and non-profit health organization, meanwhile provided the installation of water tank and solar to complement the electric power of the BHS.

Marawi City health officer Dr. Ali Daligdig said the newly repaired BHS will cater eight barangays near Tuca such as Dayawan, Toros, Lumbaca Toros, Bacolod Chico, among others.

Daligdig also shared there will be a registered nurse, midwife and a visiting doctor for the BHS who will provide free health services from Sundays to Thursdays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

“Nagpapasalamat kami sa ating mga partner dahil sa kanila narealize itong good quality na BHS,” said Daligdig. [We are very grateful to our partners that this good quality BHS is being realized.]

Julie Villadolid of World Health Organization said their intervention focuses on health and nutrition, repair and distribution of water supply, among others.

“Masaya ako na marinig na ang ating proyekto ay sama-sama nating naisakatuparan kasama ang ating partners; na merong convergence of services for health and nutrition program,” said Villadolid.

[I am happy to hear that our project is being implemented with the collaborative efforts of our partners; that there is convergence of services for health and nutrition program.]

World Health Organization, Marawi City Health Office and other partners, converge for the turn over ceremony of the newly repaired barangay health station in Tuca, Marawi City and installation of water tank. (Photo by Jason Casas/PIA ICCC)

In September, WHO and its partners provided repair and water system installation for BHS in Barangay Pawak, Marawi City. The synergy among WHO and its partner agencies symbolize their goal to deliver better health services to the local residents of Marawi. (LEAntonio/PIA ICCC)