On October 26, 2017 the Rural Health Unit spearheaded by the Municipal Health Officer, Dr. Maita Ladeza conducted a Diabetes-Hypertension Summit. Select officers of the DM and Hypertension clubs of each barangay in Tampilisan were invited. Lectures were given as well as recognition to the most compliant patients of the RHU.
But the highlight of the said event was the Zumba competition where the four barangay health stations battled it out on the dance floor. The members of the hypertensive club of Molos were the chosen participants for the contest. Ten ladies enrolled in the RHU’s hypertension program spent weeks practicing and polishing their complex choreography. Spearheaded by the elected Dance instructor of the club, Ms. Rachel Ami, they gave it their best and eventually bringing home the trophy for 1st place in the Zumba competition.
It was definitely a source of pride for the team, the barangay, and especially the hypertensive patients. But aside from the glory from winning the contest, what we would say was the best outcome from the activity was seeing them actively participate and have fun while dancing their fat away. Hopefully this continues as a fun and healthy activity for all!