I would be lying if I say that I haven't thought of this before. Because I did. Well, let's say a couple of times now. Feeding program is what I always thought of but I kind of debated and left that alone. Because what will happen after the program? I don't think a malnourished individual will be okay after a meal. Anyways, I would really love to that still. I think sharing food with the community is great.
But really, what is it that I can give to the Philippines? As much as love, hope, and respect sound nice, Thesis told me not to choose a study that is not achievable at a certain period of time.
As a Medical Technologist, I have always known the importance of health. And how it can take away someone's life faster than a snap of a finger. So I trace back when it all went wrong for most of them. The first line of defense. Immunity. And yes, as lonely as it may sound, most people disregard that. So if given a chance, I would like to give what I would like to call the "immunity kit" to the kids and the elders. Because that's when the body's immunity is at its lowest point and therefore "evil sickness" would most likely take advantage.
Health is wealth. If you can't take that into account, let's just say at least not being sick is way better than being sick. Because at least everyone would have a peace of mind and stuff.
Children nowadays are not as healthy as children before. I guess the world became dirtier and pollution got worse. Also, the food children eat now are not the type that will give them nourishment. Gone are those days when you can inhale fresh air (at least in the metro) and so children and old people really need these to supplement what's lacking (a lot) and to protect them from everyday hazards. Harsh I know. But true.
I'm saying this because I know how hard it is for parents to see their children sick. How they loathe us Medical Technologist for extracting blood from their children just to check what now seems to be a protocol for all sick individuals. When in fact, most of the time, it can prevented.
My "immunity kit" would have multivitamins, anti-bacterial soaps, and alcohol. Pretty basic. But it would really make a difference. I mean, that's what will protect someone from all of these harmful germs initially. At least.
Immunity. You know, our first line of defense is our skin (naks immuno/sero) and we should take that seriously. We shouldn't let the culprit coming from our skin itself.
Why not have a program like that, yeah? I mean, wouldn't it be nice if we're sharing the love and not the germs? So yeah I hope I would be given a chance to put this plan into action and hopefully this country would be somehow a safer place to live in. There's a much bigger picture of the problem like pollution and stuff but let's just say that we shouldn't disregard what we can do to solve the smaller ones first. How about you? What will you do to your country if you can do it? Comment below! Also, if you're a blogger, you might want to give this blog contest a go! Have a good day!! #GLOBEProjectWonderful2014