The La Carlota City Health Office, in coordination with the Barangay Council of Nagasi, held an Adolescent Health and Development (AHD) class last Tuesday, July 19 at Covered Court of said barangay.

CHO representative Ken John Mental, Nurse I/HEPO Designate, lectured on the topic “Healthy Young Ones” while fellow nurse Aiffer Kristian Sumbang discussed “Suicide and Crisis Intervention.”

AHD is the response of the Philippine Population Commission (POPCOM) to the growing awareness worldwide on the reproductive health issues and concerns of the youth and their significant contribution to future population and health trends.

In an interview conducted by the Public Information Office, CHO has already reached a total of three barangays for the conduct of AHD classes as of the latest data. Among the first barangays visited were Brgy. Batuan and Brgy. II-Poblacion. CHO intends to visit the remaining barangays before the year ends.

Approximately 20 youths of Brgy. Nagasi attended the AHD class. Also in attendance were Barangay Captain Marive Montoya, SK Chairman Godfrey Tana and Lucy Egay, BHW-Brgy. Service Point Officer.

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