One of the major activities of the RHU was the conduct of its HPN and DM summit. It was the first time that there was such an activity, although our MHO has always dreamed of establishing an official group for those with these non-communicable diseases. Planning for the event took months or probably years. We, the students from ADZU-SOM are just very happy that we were able to support and be part of the activity. There was even one of us who got chosen to be a guest speaker on Diabetes, and it was me. For someone who is not into public speaking, it is a very frightening experience for me. I have never imagined myself speaking in front of a large crowd, knowing that it is a summit which means that hundreds are going to attend.
Ever since, I have never volunteered to speak in public nor did I agree to be a speaker. But for the first time I accepted the offer of our ever supportive municipal health officer for me to pay back all the help she has given me for my research and CHP. I know that this is important for her so I needed to support her just as she continually supported us in our needs at the community. Then, on the day of the event, everything went well and I was able to convey my message to the public, although not that smooth but still there were no dull and awkward moments. The program was a success and we were able to officially form a group of officers for our HPN/DM program. The program ended with lunch party and everybody was happy for the accomplishment.