The Rural Health Unit of San Andres in coordination with Department of Health – Provincial Office spearheaded the conduct of the #BuntisCongress with the theme “Malusog na Mommy, Malusog na Baby” last August 18, 2017 at San Andres Town Plaza. This whole day event advocates Safe Motherhood to all women and was attended by 89 pregnant women from all barangays across the Municipality of San Andres, Catanduanes. 

Knowledge relating to Safe Motherhood was shared to attendees through series of lectures on nutrition, breastfeeding and dental health. Among the speakers on these lectures were Mrs. Delia Soriao – Provincial MCHN Coordinator, Dr. Marilyn Banas – Dentist San Miguel RHU, and Dr. Ara Monica Ballesteros – Doctors to the Barrio. Free dental check-up for our pregnant women was also offered as part of their afternoon activity which was conducted by Dr. Roger Palmes – JMAMDH, Dr. Marilyn Banas – RHU San Miguel, Dr. Reagan Posada – RHU Virac, and Dr. Tessie Chua – BMCH.

This activity was conducted in concordance with the Mother-Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative Week and National Breastfeeding Awareness Month and was supported by our Municipal Mayor Peter C. Cua as guest speaker which was joined by Mrs. Agnes Jacobo Solero as his representative.