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The real frontline is in the community—physician

The real frontline is in the community—physician

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by KAREN RENEE S. NOGOY COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE workers bridge the gap between health institutions like the Department of Health (DOH) and the community, a physician said Wednesday in an online roundtable discussion. Dr. Tina Ignacio-Alberto, the founder of Hope in Me Club, an organization of volunteer patients and doctors in Cavite, emphasized that the real frontline is not in hospitals nor big institutions, but in the community.  “We are community educators, we are the ones who can integrate healthcare programs in our community, [and] we can also mobilize our community to promote health programs,” said Alberto. Meanwhile, head of Mission and First Counsellor of the Embassy of France in Manila, Fabrice Fize, urged institutions to reaffirm commitment to the health systems of the...