BDO Foundation renovates health centers in Batangas, Bohol, and Cebu for improved delivery of primary and maternal health care
BDO Foundation recently rehabilitated five rural health units (RHUs) in three provinces – Agoncillo Health Center and San Luis RHU II in Batangas; Sibonga Municipal Health Office in Cebu, and Rural Health Unit Buenavista and Tubigon Municipal Health Office in Bohol. Guided by municipal health officers, BDO Foundation completed the renovation of these health centers’ layout and interior design; lobbies and waiting areas; consultation and treatment rooms; birthing clinics as well as their facilities, furniture, and fixtures. Health workers in these units are now better equipped to provide primary and maternal healthcare services to their constituents. BDO Foundation is the corporate social responsibility arm of BDO Unibank, and its projects in Batangas, Bohol, and Cebu are expected to benefit more than 192,000 people in 126 barangays.
“We are happy that we will be able to serve our patients in a facility that promotes their healing and well-being,” said Agoncillo municipal health officer Dr. Richard Landicho. “We are truly grateful to BDO Foundation for renovating our rural health unit, enabling us to continue our health programs and helping our community.”
The corporate citizenship initiative follows BDO Foundation’s advocacy to help improve the country’s healthcare delivery system, and contributes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal no. 3, which is to ensure healthy lives and promote the well-being of people of all ages. The initiative is made possible by officers of BDO and BDO Network Bank branches who recommended health centers that need assistance.
“There are no words to express our happiness,” Dr. Landicho said.