The recently conducted Lakbay Buhay Kalusugan (LBK) held on September 7, 2017 has served around 437 beneficiaries residing in Brgy. Small Margus, Glan, Sarangani Province. Mahintana Foundation, Inc., through its Health Plus Program, partnered with the Province of Sarangani, through its Provincial Health Office, to bring health information and services to geographically isolated and disadvantaged communities targeting pregnant mothers, fathers and their children. As a kick-off event for the Health Plus Program’s celebration of its 10th year implementation, this initiative was also organized to help promote health consciousness that will further raise the knowledge and understanding of the public about health, wellness and nutrition.
The LBK team led by Ms. Margie Managuit, Health Plus Program Manager, travelled to the remote area of Brgy. Margus early in the morning to bring health services to its identified constituents. These services include: (a) medical consultation; (b) dental services; (c) prenatal services; (d) laboratory services (e.g. hematocrit level monitoring, cholesterol & RBS, Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) screening, blood typing, hepatitis & syphilis screening, urinalysis); (e) Filariasis rapid diagnostic tests; (f) TB screening and diagnostics; (g) ear cleaning services; and (h) Implanon insertion/removal as a birth control method. Also, pregnancy kits composed of calcium carbonate, adult and newborn diapers, cotton buds, soap, toothbrush and toothpaste were given to pregnant women.