USAID and the Municipality of Gerona in the Province of Tarlac formalized their commitment to implement Community Based Drug Rehabilitation (CBDR) services in the municipality. The local government of Gerona committed to provide CBDR services to its communities and contribute to the country’s goal of drug demand reduction while USAID will help build the capacity of Gerona’s community facilitators and health providers to conduct screening, and provide evidenced-based and culturally appropriate CBDR treatment interventions.

From left to right – Dr. Abner T. Lagade, Gerona Municipal Health Officer, Ms. Michelle Lang-Alli, Director, Office of Health of USAID, Hon. Engr. Eloy C. Eclar, Municipal Mayor of Gerona, Dr. Ivanhoe C. Escartin, Deputy Chief of Party of USAID RenewHealth, Dr. Cindy Canlas, DOH-DDAPTP (Dangerous Drugs Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program) Coordinator for Region III, and Ms. Trixia Anne C. Co, CBDR Specialist of USAID RenewHealth.