Number of Members: 36
Location: Tacloban City
Project Title: “Back to Greens for Health Initiative”
For rural communities like Barangay Balud in Basey, Samar, health is one of their major concerns. A lot of people in this area suffer from poor healthcare, which is why students in healthcare professions and young healthcare professionals joined forces to help lessen, if not eradicate this problem by coming up with the “Back to Greens for Health Initiative.”
The project focuses on addressing the plight of poor healthcare access by using approved herbal medicine as a means to treat common community diseases. The “Back to Greens for Health Initiative” is composed of four phases: (1) Facilitators’ Training and Workshop, which is a lecture-series on the Top 5 Common Illnesses in the community, (2) Information Drive, which included massive information dissemination on the current health state in the community, the Top 5 Common Illnesses, and its approved herbal remedies though an organized parents’ classes, (3) Green Drug Production, which focuses on teaching how to prepare herbal medicines, and (4) Backyard Green Pharmacy Project, which promotes cultivation of herbal plants in every household.
The Alyansa ng mga Kristyanong Mag-aaral – Responsable nga Balikatan han mga Kabataan (AKMA-RESBAK) was founded in October 24, 1999, and is a duly recognized student organization in the Remedios Trinidad Romualdez Medical Foundation. Its primary goal is to mold student leaders with social conscience.