Hermosa TB Council kicks off Lung Month celeb PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 17 August 2015 15:02

The Zamboanga Hermosa TB Council in cooperation with the City Health office, Regional Health Office Coordinating Committee – National Tuberculosis Control Program and the Rotary Club of Zamboanga will spearhead the kick off ceremony for the Lung Month celebration Monday, August 17.

Mayor Beng Climaco together with City Health Officer Rodel Agbulos and other officials will lead the unveiling ceremony after the flag raising rite in front of City Hall at 8am Monday.

The activity will be followed by the Inter-High School Quiz Bee Competition set to be held at Centro Latino in Paseo del Mar.

Numerous other activities to promote awareness about pulmonary diseases have been lined up to celebrate Lung Month this August.

National Lung Month aims to focus the public’s attention on the pulmonary system and illnesses of the lungs and urge everyone to contribute to a better and healthier environment. Other events related to the celebration are National Tuberculosis Awareness Month, National Tuberculosis Day - August 19 and Asthma Week - August 16 to 20.

In effect, the celebration seeks to bring awareness the diseases that impact the Philippine society, these are Lung Cancer, Tuberculosis, and Asthma. — Sheila Covarrubias