Hermosa Council initiates Zumba in Lung month PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 19 August 2012 14:51

To fittingly open the series of activities in observance of Lung Month, the Zamboanga Hermosa TB Council organizes today “Zumba”, a fitness program intended to further promote the healthy lifestyle outlook for every Zamboangueño and particularly to drum up awareness on TB prevention and control.

City Health Officer Rodelin Agbulos said the Zumba dance event will be held at 4pm today at the Joaquin Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex in Baliwasan where hordes of people representing the multi-sectoral groups will take part.

Mayor Celso Lobregat, officials from the Department of Health and other city officials are expected to grace the activity.

The Hermosa TB Council in cooperation with partner agencies spearheads the conduct of various initiatives year round to promote TB prevention and control in Zamboanga City.

Dr. Agbulos stressed anew that Tuberculosis, a contagious disease is now curable and preventable. He said Zamboanga City has the facilities and the capability to cure TB and what is necessary is early detection and prevention by urging people showing symptoms of the disease to immediately consult with doctors or health workers in their respective barangays.

Aside from the opening Zumba event today, other anti-TB programs will also be intensified in the barangays during the month.

Zumba is a fitness program that involves dance and aerobics elements. Its choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, meringue, mambo, martial arts and some bollywood and belly dance moves.

Partner agencies of the Zamboanga Hermosa TB Council include the ParLinking Initiatives and Networking to Control TB (TB-LINC), World Vision-Social Mobilization on TB (SMT), Philippine Coalition Against Tuberculosis (Philcat), Zamboanga Coalition Against Tuberculosis (ZAMCAT), Center for Health Development Zamboanga Peninsula, Rotary Clubs of Zamboanga, TB Task Force Zamboanga and AGAPE Human Development Foundation Inc. and TB champions from the various districts of the city. — Sheila Covarrubias