DOH Bicol CHD promotes disaster preparedness during National Disaster Resilience Month

Press Release, July 27, 2022

The Department of Health Bicol Center for Health Development (DOH Bicol CHD) encourages the public to be prepared for disasters by staying informed and knowing the protective measures to take to ensure their safety and protect their health. This is in line with this year’s observance of the National Disaster Resilience Month (NDRM).

The NDRM, which is observed in July every year, emphasizes the importance of collaboration in addressing the challenges of Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM). For this year, the NDRM theme is

"Sambayanang Pilipino, Nagkakaisa tungo sa Katatagan at Maunlad na Kinabukasan.”

Due to its location and geographical features, the Bicol region is prone to natural calamities such as typhoons and earthquakes. For information on how to stay prepared for the said hazards, the public may coordinate with their local DRRM Offices or refer to health advisories from the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) and its member agencies, including the DOH. They may also access materials through the said agencies’ online platforms.

The DOH Bicol CHD also echoes the NDRRMC’s call for unity towards achieving disaster resilience and sustainable development. The public is encouraged to participate in NDRM-related activities that will be conducted this month by the NDRRMC and its member agencies.

In line with the NDRM, the DOH Bicol CHD will be conducting a Standard First Aid Training for Health Emergency Management Staff from the Provincial Health Offices of the three Universal Health Care (UHC) Integration Sites in the region, namely Masbate, Catanduanes, and Sorsogon. The training will be conducted at La Roca Veranda Suites and Restaurant in Legazpi City, Albay from July 27 to 29, 2022.

The observance of NDRM is in keeping with Executive Order No. 29, which also mandates the conduct of activities relative to building disaster resilience covering the four thematic areas, to wit: prevention and mitigation, preparedness, response, and rehabilitation and recovery.

PR No: 2022-0027