Barangay Health Workers - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Barangay Health Workers


Pangilinan wants fixed allowance for barangay health workers

Sep 28, 2019 - 9:16 PM

'Barangay health workers are our front-liners for health, but they are behind in benefits and incentives. When their work conditions are okay, our health conditions will be better,' says Senator Francis Pangilinan

FIXED ALLOWANCE RATE. Senator Francis Pangilinan wants a fixed allowance rate for all barangay health workers in the country. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Plans and promises: Presidential bets on health

Apr 18, 2016 - 11:10 AM

All presidential candidates want to provide better health care for Filipinos but how will they do it?

HEALTH CARE. A nurse tends to patients confined for typhoid fever at the overcrowded Jose P. Rizal Memorial public hospital in Calamba, Philippines. File photo by Dennis M Sabangan/EPA

Enabling local leaders as first disaster responders

Jan 25, 2016 - 2:53 PM

Now we can say that should there be another disaster like Typhoon Jangmi we are ready

Photograph by Joy Maluyo. Image courtesy World Vision.

[Dash of SAS] Health care providers with a heart

Sep 15, 2015 - 5:53 PM

Barangay Health Workers bridge community families both far and near to health care providers

Jonamae and Christian with their baby, CJ. Capiz, Western Visayas, July 2015.

On partisan politics, tenure, and nutrition

Oct 28, 2014 - 12:03 PM

As much as we need political change at the local level to help eradicate malnutrition we also need to eradicate this kind of politicking in the overall superstructure to bring about far reaching change

HOUSEHOLD. A BNS weights a child to check if he's underweight. Photo from the Barangay Nutrition Scholars Federation

Volunteer health workers on the mountain top

Jul 08, 2014 - 2:11 PM

Barangay health workers hike across the mountainous barangays of Atok Benguet just to reach out to families

VOLUNTEERS. Barangay health workers (BHW) in Atok, Benguet often climb up mountainous barangays just to visit families in need of health and nutrition assistance. Photo by Fritzie Rodriguez/

30 years and counting: The life of a volunteer village health worker

May 11, 2014 - 12:36 AM

Although classified as volunteers barangay health workers deserve more support in exchange for all the services they selflessly provide their local communities

Tent clinics in Guiuan

Jan 26, 2014 - 2:28 PM

The United Nations Population Fund estimates that some 200 000 pregnant women will need maternal and newborn healthcare services post Yolanda

MEDICAL ATTENTION. Women from Guiuan line up for health services. Photo from Ana Santos/Rappler