PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan, Mar. 18 (PIA) — To equip the media practitioners on the importance of reporting health issues accurately to the public, the Department of Health (DOH)-MIMAROPA is conducted a two-day seminar entitled “Public Health 101” starting today.
The said health seminar will focus on communicable and non-communicable diseases, prevention and control and basic knowledge on epidemiology.
Participants will also be provided with updates and presentation of accomplishments of the various health programs of the region in every province.
According to DOH-Mimaropa Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo, health promotion is everybody’s responsibility and the role of media in influencing people’s attitudes and behaviour is very significant, especially in promoting positive health seeking behaviours and responses in the community on certain health issues that may affect everyone’s health and safety that’s why, it is a must that media have the proper knowledge to be able to report accurately on any health issues that may arise in the province as well as in the community.
The seminar was held at the A&A Plaza Hotel in Puerto Princesa and attended by media practitioners of the region including national and local media reporters, correspondents, station managers, publishers and editors of various publications and radio stations. (DOH4B/OCJ-PIA4B Palawan)