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Promoting Public Health in Pototan, Philippines

· Public Health,Curis,AWH,Pototan,URTI

Allied World Healthcare (AWH) has successfully held its first public health event at Barangay Dapitan, Iloilo in January 13 2018.

Attended by over 80 community members of the Pototan, a workshop-lecture titled Usapang Kalusugan [Health Talks] on healthy lifestyles and upper tract respiratory infections were conducted in partnership with Pototan Rural Health Unit headed by Municipal Health Officer Dr. Rodina Mondragon, and Dapitan local government unit headed by Captain Francisco Pineda.

This event was designed on evidence-based needs of the community (driven by Curis profiling data), tailor-fitting the messaging and content to the characteristics of the attendees, enabled through the close collaboration with the local health sector and government.

Additionally, two local residents were hired by AWH to become its Community Access Managers (CAMs):  namely Kevin and Dio who continue to champion AWH and its services to the whole of their community. They serve as the focal point whenever there is a need for AWH or local healthcare support. Welcome to the AWH team Kevin and Dio!

When asked, both Dio and Kevin said, “[Allied World Healthcare] did not only give us a chance to have a paid job but also helped us in improving our skills especially in the communications”. The two of them admitted to be introverted individuals before, but when hired as CAMs, both of them were able to socialise and interact with their community members more.

In the next coming weeks, AWH will be scaling further to more barangays in Pototan, Iloilo to ensure that everyone who needs help in health will be reached.

Hiring CAMs is only one among the many efforts of AWH towards making their projects and partnerships sustainable, helping local health services reach further into communities.

For more information about AWH’s projects please contact +63919-428-6098 or email

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