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Concept Paper

I – Project Title
A Concept Paper for Medical Assistance to Rural Barangays in Pambujan Northern Samar

II – Proponents
Health services are one of the primary needs that the government must provide to its
citizens. Most of the time however, the populace seldom receive the proper service they require
in order to thrive.
The rural areas are one of those key areas where the people need real access to such
services. Rarely do they get proper assistance from the appropriate personnel and mostly, they
have apprehensions on approaching professionals since they do not know what doctors or
nurses are capable of.
A medical mission performed even just for a day would certainly help uplift these
people’s way of life. This concept paper will formulate a plan for an effective medical mission to
some of hard to reach barangays in Pambujan.
This 3-day medical assistance project, called as “project” from here on, will identify the
locations, treat and educate the residents, local health workers and provide these said
communities with adequate resources for a sustainable health center.

a. Target Areas
Determining the targeted barangays is crucial to the success of this project. The
medical team will make use of the local health center, if available, and employ the
aid of local health workers, teachers etc. In order to ensure that the serviced areas
are the ones that really need medical services, we will use the following guidelines
a. Accessibility
1. Location
b. Proximity to the poblacion
a. Health condition
2. Populace b. Health awareness
c. Number of residents
a. Access to medical services
b. Number of barangay health
3. Health Services
workers
c. Availability of medical supplies
b. Activities
In order to maximize the time, effort and budget, the medical mission will not
only treat but will also educate the residents about basic healthcare and other
matters.
Here’s an outline of the proposed activities:
 Consultation/check up/treatment
 General health
 Eye problems
 Dental problems
 Distribution
 Relief goods
 medicines
 Information/Education
 Hygiene
 Herbal remedies available in the area
 Importance of proper waste management and clean
surroundings in preventing ailments
 Information on the most common ailments within the
community
 Dengue awareness
 Training/seminar
o Barangay health workers skills improvement training
o First aid

c. Participants
 Local doctors – support from local doctors and other professionals in the
medical field (e.g. nurses) in Pambujan and nearby towns will be needed.
The project will work on a premise that local doctors would create a more “at
home” feel to those residents as they may have some hesitation on
approaching such people.
 Local medical/nursing students – assistance from the youth would prove
beneficial not only to the project but also to these students for them to gain
experience in their field.
 Local Barangay Health Workers – this project will recognize the significance
of the BHWs in assessing the project’s target areas. They can also be of
great help in identifying the types of services the residents will require.
 Local Teachers – this project also recognizes the importance of teachers’
assistance in the success of the project. Local teachers are more familiar with
the proposed locations and also, they have the trust of the residents.
 Local Police and Tanod – order and security is also necessary for this project
to take place.

III – Project Description


Phase I – Pre-implementation
Week 1  Identify the target location
 Identify the kind of services the target location requires
Week 2  Sending out requests to the local, provincial government,
NGOs, and other people willing to donate materials,
medicines and equipments needed for the project. Sending
out requests to the local, provincial government, NGOs, and
other people willing to donate materials, medicines and
equipments needed for the project.
Week 3  Organizing the medical team, support group and other
personnel needed.
 Information dissemination regarding the project: where and
when.
 Planning of the conduct/activities for the project.
Week 4  Procurement and transport of the materials requested
 Preparation for accommodations, venue and other on-site
matters.
 Final planning, briefing of the participants.

Phase II – Implementation
Day 1  Consultations
 Treatment
 Education
o Dengue awareness/prevention
o Basic hygiene
Day 2  Consultations
 Treatment
 Education
o Importance of clean surroundings
o Herbal remedies
o Information on common ailments
Day 3  BHW skills training
 Basic first aid training
 Relief goods distribution
 Medicine distribution
 Setting up of a self sufficient health center in the community

Phase III – Post-implementation


After the implementation of the project, the medical team’s job is to monitor and
assess the target area’s progress and ensure the health centre’s operation and
sustainability.

IV – Budgetary Requirements
In as much, this project aims to provide medical assistance to rural communities without
incurring much expenditure. Medicines, relief goods, monetary assistance and other materials
will be solicited from the local and provincial government funds. The project organizers will also
seek the assistance of NGO’s, humanitarian organizations, private enterprises and individuals
for whatever support they can provide to this cause.
Manpower including, the medical team and support groups will be purely voluntary and
free though of course, the transportation and accommodation expenses would be shouldered by
whatever the organizers manage to solicit or acquire.
Overall, if the required assistance is put into monetary value, the required funds for the
project will be:
Medicines, medical equipment (good for P50,000.00
2000 heads)
Relief goods (2000 heads) P 40,000.00
Operation materials/equipment (including P5,000.00
accommodation and transportation)
Miscellaneous P5,000.00
Manpower 0.00
Total P100,000.00
V – Monitoring and Evaluation
The monitoring and evaluation scheme of this project will be based on the data gathered
by the organizers during the early phases of the project. The problems identified before the
project started will be listed and improvements after project’s implementation will be monitored.
The local barangay health workers and teachers will report the on-site improvement and
the barangay health centre’s functionality to the designated local government office. These
reports will be systematically traced for the next few months for evaluation. If proven to be
effective, the project organizers can then aim to extend this project to other rural areas not
covered by the original plans.

VI – Recommendation
Though this project is far from being implemented, this concept paper recommends the
following to the local government:
 Identify health problems of the rural barangays
 Provide adequate medical assistance to rural barangays
 Educate residents on proper healthcare
 Further studies to improve this concept and be fit for implementation