For this year, our Health Program focused on eye-related diseases such as cataract, trachoma, and diabetic retinopathy that can prevent blindness.
In partnership with FRED HOLLOWS FOUNDATION through the effort of Ms. Mardi Suplido and Bacolod Cataract Foundation, SIMAG facilitated a “Community Eye Health and Vision Screening Workshop.” The workshop conducted by the team of DR. SHELLEY MANGAHAS of Tarlac Provincial Hospital Eye Center which attended by SIMAG Volunteer Health Workers and other invited participants.
A total of 1,074 sugarcane workers and 118 4Ps beneficiaries of E.B. Magalona were reached by the eye screening, 56 provided with the referral to Bacolod Cataract Foundation, 15 availed of reading glasses, and four (4) operated of cataract.
SIMAG will continue its services through its Health Check Project which continuously conducts information and education campaign on lifestyle diseases, hypertension and diabetes prevention and control.