Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Balik Baterya Supports TB Peer Educators Training

Last July 17-18, PBSP-Training and Consulting Group conducted a peer educators training for adopted sites in Brgy. Payatas, Quezon City. The training was held in in Loreland Farm Resort, Antipolo.

Fifty-six community members attended the two-day workshop which aims to equip them with the basic information on TB and skills to implement a more responsive TB control and prevention program for hard to reach communities of the barangay.

In 2007, PBSP's TB LINC (Linking Initiatives and Networking to Control Tuberculosis) conducted a survey and one of the priority areas identified is Quezon City. Specifically for Payatas, the barangay has a very low TB case detection rate (40% versus 80% Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) standard) and cure rate (50% versus 85% MDG standard).

The training is funded by PLDT through the Balik Baterya Program. Unilab and Unilever also supported the training through product giveaways.