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LDH to conduct tour advocacy campaign in public schools, facilities

  • Written by Liway c. manantan-Yparraguirre
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LINGAYEN, Pangasinan -- The Lingayen District Hospital (LDH) will conduct a month-long tour advocacy campaign at the second district of Pangasinan starting today.

Dr. John Ferrer, resident dentist and LDH public health coordinator, said talking points are the provincial government’s campaign against smoking, alcohol, drug abuse and teenage pregnancy.
    
Ferrer said this activity, which is now on its fourth staging, is in line with the program of Gov. Amado Espino III on Family and Youth Development aimed at protecting and educating the next generation on the problems being faced by the society.
    
Topics of discussion includes leptospirosis and dengue prevention, climate change mitigation and on health, about hypertension, diabetes mellitus and venereal disease.
    
The advocacy campaign tour will be conducted at 11 areas, nine of these in public schools and two at public facilities. It will commence today at the Provincial Jail where topics to be discussed will be about the condition and welfare of inmates.
    
Afterwhich, the team will go to Malawa Integrated School in Lingayen (Sept. 22), Labrador National High School (Sept. 27), Polong National High School in Bugallon (Sept. 29), Salu-mague National High School in Bugallon (October 4), Tampac Integrated School in Aguilar (Oct. 6), Mangatarem National High School (Oct. 11), Urbiztondo Catholic School (Oct. 13), Binmaley School of Fisheries (Oct. 18), and Pangasinan School of Arts and Trade (Oct. 20).
    
On Sept. 28, it will be held at the Lingayen District Hospital. Topics will be on commercial sex workers.
    
The advocacy campaign is a collaboration activity between the LDH and the provincial government through the Office of the Governor, provincial health office and the Provincial Information Office, as well as with the Department of Education and the Pangasinan Police Provincial Office.