Iloilo medics to undergo training in Korea

ILOILO — Fourteen key doctors and nurses from eight municipalities here have been accepted to a training sponsored by the Korea International Cooperation Agency in Seoul, South Korea.

KOICA Deputy Country Director Hong Hee Soo has approved to train these doctors and nurses in relation to the implementation strategies of Iloilo Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Area Health System Strengthening Project.

The training, which will start on August 9-22, will be participated by the following:

*Chief Nurse Ella Alconga of Jesus M. Colmenares District Hospital

*Hospital Chief Paz Calapiz of Aleosan District Hospital

*Nurse Marylene Tomo of Aleosan District Hospital

*Hospital Chief Edgar Castaños of Dr. Ricardo S. Provido Memorial District Hospital *Chief Nurse Teresita Castaños of Ricardo S. Provido Memorial District Hospital

*Hospital Chief Eduardo Diaz of Jesus M. Colmenares District Hospital

*Carles Municipal Health Officer Ronald Betita

*Batad Municipal Health Officer Ma. Rhesyl De La Rosa

*Balasan Municipal Health Officer Nazareno Dile

*San Miguel Municipal Health Officer Mary Jane Gimeno

*Alimodian Municipal Health Officer Manuel Ledesma III

*Calinog Municipal Health Officer Cesarey Mestidio

*Estancia Municipal Health Officer Greg Rolan Sumile, and

*Leon Municipal Health Officer Ma. Winnerfrida Valenzuela

The KOICA-assisted health project aims to reduce, if not fully prevent, the prevalence of maternal and neonatal mortalities due to poor healthcare in three remote hospitals namely, Aleosan District Hospital in Alimodian, Jesus M. Colmenares Memorial District Hospital in Balasan, and Dr. Ricardo S. Provido Sr. Memorial District Hospital in Calinog.

Basic and comprehensive emergency obstetrics and newborn care equipment are also provided to boost the capacity of municipal health centers of Balasan, Alimodian, Calinog, Carles, Batad, San Miguel, Estancia and Leon.

Costing US$7-million, the project also has training components that can help improve the skills of the medical personnel and ensure its sustainability of the project.




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