STI launches health drive among Makati residents
STI, the largest network of nursing colleges in the country today, recently held its 1st Health Care Awareness Program (HCAP) through STI College Makati with the primary goal of helping promote healthy living among residents in the Makati area.
During the event, residents of barangays Kasilawan, Carmona , Sta. Cruz, La Paz, San Isidro, San Antonio, Palanan, Pio del Pilar, Bangkal, Olympia, and Tejeros trooped to STI Makati for the free health care seminar and counseling, stress management and facial makeovers. Medical professionals and Red Cross volunteers also came up with a presentation on the latest health care issues and preventive techniques.
In line with the program, a massive information dissemination campaign was also undertaken by STI College Makati nursing students who distributed information fliers and took part in demonstrations during the event. Aside from giving its students first-hand experience in dealing with a lot of health-related issues in an actual environment, the campaign also sought to help people achieve a better understanding of how they can protect themselves from dengue, rabies and other ailments commonly found in densely populated neighborhoods.
"The Health Care Awareness Program is part of STI's information campaign to equip nearby communities with the basic knowledge of the different factors that affect our health," said Jaeger Tanco, School Administrator of STI College Makati.
"The purpose of this campaign is to assist people in times of need and increase their awareness of healthcare programs that are available to them," he adds.
The project is an initiative of STI College Makati's Nursing Council and is being held in cooperation with the Philippine National Red Cross, Globe Telecom, Mary Kay, Blue Skies, Carica and Philippine Graphics.
Photo shows STI Makati School Adminstrator Jaeger Tanco (center) and members of STI College Makati's Nursing Council who manned the booths and assisted in actual demonstrations during the 1st Health Care Awareness Program.