The Local Government Unit of Tacurong through its Office of the City Health Services launched BHSSP or Barangay Health System Strengthening Program this year.

BHSSP is a city-led health initiative aimed at improving the barangay health system making health services available to the community, thereby improving health outcomes and contributing to the attainment of health-related Millennium Development Goals.

BHSSP intends to capacitate and empower the health leaders in the barangay to help them organize and optimize their barangay health board and community health team.

The very first BHSSP training was conducted in Barangay San Emmanuel on July 6. Among the attendees were barangay officials, purok presidents, and various organizational and religious leaders.

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According to City Mayor Lina O. Montilla, cooperation between the city and the barangays is important in offering adequate and proper health services to Tacurongons; hence, the LGU saw the need to implement a comprehensive health program for the barangays.

The LGU first launched BHSSP in Barangay New Passi earlier this year. BHSSP trainings will be conducted in all barangays of the city. (LGU-Tacurong City Information)