World Vision eases fear of health workers in the village
Marilyn, one of the 60 barangay health workers, serves in one of the urban poor communities of Manila. She works round the clock to ensure the safety of her people. On Fridays, she is in-charge of checking body temperatures of residents entering their village. She also accompanies fellow health workers doing the rounds in the area, monitoring families with possible symptoms of the dreaded COVID-19 disease.
“Everyday, we face hundreds of people. It’s overwhelming, especially at the beginning of the community quarantine. We did not have proper protective equipment. There wasn’t enough alcohol. We were only using cloth face mask even if we were talking to possible COVID-19 patients,” she adds.
In response to most of the frontliners’ urgent call for support, World Vision has immediately provided PPEs for the health workers in Marilyn’s village.
“Thank you for also thinking of us and our welfare,” Marilyn says in gratitude.
Meanwhile, Marilyn carries on her part to promote the necessary preventive measures while faithfully implementing the quarantine. She knows that the safety of her community is also her family’s safety.
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