BDO Foundation (BDOF) has completed its rehabilitation efforts on the rural health units (RHUs) in four municipalities in Iloilo province, benefitting more than 220,000 residents in 160 barangays.  

Still part of BDOF’s ongoing program to improve the country’s basic healthcare delivery system, the completed RHUs are the Carles Primary Care Facility, Sara Municipal Primary Care Facility, Ajuy Primary Care Facility, and Alimodian Rural Health Unit and Birthing Facility. 

“With improved primary healthcare facilities now available, residents can access quality medical services closer to home, thereby mitigating barriers to healthcare and promoting overall well-being,” said BDOF president Mario A. Deriquito.

The rehabilitation efforts addressed various aspects critical to delivering primary and maternal health services. These include structural and facility enhancements—waiting areas, offices, clinics, consultation and treatment rooms, and birthing facilities. New signages, furniture, and fixtures were also installed for greater comfort and convenience to both health workers and patients in the RHUs. 

Since 2012, BDOF has rehabilitated 178 RHUs, 19 of which are located in Iloilo. 

“More are in the pipeline. These efforts are our contribution to achieving Sustainable Development Goal no. 3, which is to ensure healthy lives and promote the well-being of all people of all ages,” added Deriquito.