Mahintana Foundation, Inc. (MFI), through its HEALTH Plus Project, actively participates in “Tutok Buntis” a health event initiated by Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO), headed by Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Arvin Alejandro, in coordination with the Local Government of Maasim, headed by Acting Mayor Hon. Uttoh Salem Cutan, through the Rural Health Unit (RHU). The health event, held on June 19, 2018 at Poblacion, Maasim, Sarangani, benefits 137 pregnant mothers with hemoglobin tests and blood typing, one-on-one counseling and Olyset nets, insecticide-treated nets protecting individuals from biting mosquitoes and getting infected of dengue or malaria, provided by Department of Health (DOH).
The HEALTH Plus project, with the assistance from is partner-suppliers such as National Pharmaceutical Foundation (NPF), MBE Pharma, Berovan, Innogen, Sannovex, Euromed, Natrapharm, Multicare and Medprix, distributes 100 pregnancy kits, comprised of toothbrush, toothpaste, vitamins, soap, alcohol, adult and baby diapers and bathroom tissue, to first 100 pregnant mothers who attended the event. The project also benefits at least 200 individuals (pregnant and non-pregnant mothers and children) through nutritional feeding.
The “Tutok Buntis” is a health event conducted by IPHO of Sarangani in coordination with the Local Government, through the RHU, to provide health services to pregnant mothers such as laboratory and diagnostic services, pre-natal, health education and promotion, one-on-one counseling and distribution of Olyset nets and pregnancy kits in active coordination with other development players in the area.