(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 19 June 2024) Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections of Southern Luzon and Visayas. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from Southeast to South will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Friday, 31 May 2024

DOH-13 launches cervical cancer screening campaign

BUTUAN CITY -- Aiming to fight against cervical cancer, the Department of Health -Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) Caraga launched the Nationwide Cervical Cancer Screening Campaign and Services with the theme, “Learn. Prevent. Screen,” on May 30 at Brgy. Holy Redeemer covered court, Butuan City. 

The event featured several informative discussions from Dr. Roshe Ana Vina L. Openiano who presented the Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, while Romelyn Esther T. Santos, regional program coordinator for the Cancer Prevention and Control Program tackled on the services offered by the National Cervical Cancer Screening Campaign.

DOH Caraga Dir. Cesar C. Cassion emphasized the campaign's goals saying, “Our aim is to screen at least 70 percent of women between the ages of 30 and 65. We are beginning with an intensive phase from May to July 2024, targeting an initial 5 percent of the population.” 

Moreover, Cassion issued a call to action, encouraging all eligible women to utilize the screening services. He noted that following the advocacy session, actual screening services are made available, urging them to take advantage of these crucial health services.

A total of 73 women availed the on-site visual inspection with Acetic Acid (VIA) during the campaign's inaugural event. This marked a critical effort in raising awareness and providing essential screening services to fight cervical cancer in the region. (DOH-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)