CBHP @40: Apatnapung Taon ng Puspusang Pakikibaka at Paglilingkod sa Sambayanan
The pioneer of community based approach to health care is capping off the yearlong celebration of its 40th anniversary through three days of inspirational talks, interesting hand-made products, demonstration of different traditional forms of healing such as acupuncture and herbal medicine from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
Dubbed “CBHP@40: Apatnapung Taon ng Puspusang Pakikibaka at Paglilingkod sa Sambayanan,” the three-day event will showcase what community based health programs have been doing best for four long decades years – serving and empowering the people through organizing, health skills trainings, advocacy and networking, and provision of basic health services.
CBHP believes that organizing is the key and the backbone to its continuing existence and growth. For CBHP‘s to succeed there must be recognition that health problems need to be solved through people’s participation and organization. Through their organizations, the people can articulate their problems and needs; collectively analyze them and collectively work towards their resolution.
Solid organizing ensures that the active participation of community members in the economic, political and social aspects of development can be ensured. Through the people’s concerted actions, they can assert to the government to fulfill its responsibility to provide health and social services to the people.
The CBHP @40 Fair is open to the public, especially students and professionals from the health sciences. It will be held at the College of Medicine – University of the Philippines, Manila grounds on November 12-14, 2013 and will be exhibiting interactive booths, acupuncture demonstration, herbal preparation and sharing of experiences from the field from their different programs in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The 4th National Colloquium of Community Health Practitioners and Advocates titled “KKK: Kalusugan, Kabuluhan, Kabayanihan” will be held simultaneously on November 13-14, 2013 at the Buenafe Hall, UP College of Medicine, Manila.