World TB Day celebrated in advance in Zambo City PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 22 March 2011 14:53

World TB (Tuberculosis) Day was celebrated in advance in Zamboanga City with a motorcade, visitation to the barangays and press conference held yesterday

The actual observance of World TB Day is March 24,2011, with the theme “On the Move Against Tuberculosis ,Transforming the fight Towards Elimination.”

Yesterday’s celebration was sponsored by World Vision Social Mobilization on Tuberculosis Project in partnership with Department of Health, Hermosa TB Council, Local Government of Zamboanga City, Tropical Disease Foundation, Inc., Philippine Coalition Against Tuberculosis and supported by The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

During the press conference, Mayor Celso Lobregat, chairman of the Hermosa TB Council, appealed to people to help each other in combatting tuberculosis.

He called on TB patients to follow the doctor’s prescription of medication so that they will be healed and cured.

World Vision City Development Officer Arlo Bernardino L. Ramos said his office is in partnership with all stakeholders to combat and eliminate tuberculosis.
Ramos said they conduct educational awareness campaign in the different barangays to inform the people that TB is now curable.

“Please don’t be ashame in going to the barangay health office and ask for consultation about your sickness of TB, because  it is for free treatment, free medication and with free medicines”.
City Health Officer Dr. Rodel Agbulos encouraged TB patients to come to the City Health Office and barangay health centers for free treatment and medication.

The Hermosa TB Council has created the Tuberculosis Task Force to educate and convince people suffering from the illness to come for a free medication in every barangay health center in the city.
Tuberculosis Bacilli ( drug ) was discovered by German Doctor Robert Koch to treat and heal people who are suffering from the disease. — Allen Abastillas