NVAP Hopeful on President Duterte's Efforts on Stronger Health Promotion

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NVAP Hopeful on President Duterte's Efforts on Stronger Health Promotion


Aside from ensuring that all Filipinos are provided adequate health services, the New Vois Association of the Philippines (NVAP) is hopeful on President Rodrigo Duterte's efforts geared towards better health promotion in the country.

"Aside from the need for Filipinos to be given the necessary services when they head to hospitals, such as getting cured for cancer, asthma, dengue, and a wide range of other diseases, policies on disease prevention must not be disregarded as it is also important to make sure that the people are well aware on how they can avoid getting sick," said NVAP president Engineer Emer Rojas, a cancer survivor.

Rojas said that the saying 'prevention is better than cure' simply rings true as preventing sickness is better than having the need to go to hospitals and just getting the cure for the disease people have.

Health promotion is defined as promoting health and prevention of disease, disability, and premature death through an education-driven voluntary behavior change activities.

In particular, he emphasized that supporting health promotion can be made in the formulation of policies, programs, and services that help improve the health of the entire population in order for them to avoid getting sick. …

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