Lastly, in our fight to decrease the incidence of Tuberculosis cases in the community, the team continued their active case finding with the help of the TB Patrollers, and were able to identify 14 TB presumptive cases. These individuals submitted themselves for DSSM, Nine tested negative for PTB and were prescribed with antibiotics. One individual resulted positive for AFB on DSSM and has started taking anti-TB medication. He is currently on maintenance phase.
To further ensure that the cases of TB in the community won’t increase, TB patrollers continue to conduct their house-to-house health teaching on TB. Additionally, a health information corner and bulletin board was installed at the center of the barangay. This bulletin board will contain posters and other infographics on health issues and methods to for a healthier community lifestyle.
The team will continue its active case finding and health teaching in the community until disengagement. Ultimately, repetitive actions will become a norm and will improve the residents’ health-seeking behaviors.
The team would like to thank the community of Goin, the officials of the LGU of Liloy, the Ateneo de Zamboanga University – School of Medicine, everybody who supported them throughout the year 2016. From hospital clerkship to community clerkship, we have received a tremendous amount of love and support for our advocacy.
We have had a very challenging and also fulfilling year. For this, we thank each and every one of you, and we pray and hope for double the blessings to be showered upon everybody who has been part of our journey.
From Team GOINnovate to you: a very Merry belated Christmas and Happy New Year!!!