/ 21 July 2021

The Ateneo de Zamboanga University’s School of Medicine won the Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility Project in Health award for its “Community Health Education, Monitoring, and Preventive System” during the League of Corporate Foundations – Corporate Social Responsibility Guild Awards.

Led by Dean Fortunato Cristobal, CHEMPS aims to maximize the benefits of telehealth consultation and education in decreasing the morbidity of high-risk individuals from the effects of severe Covid19 infection in selected villages in Zamboanga City.

The project, which was conceptualized last year, also builds young doctors and medical students’ understanding of universal health and interest in serving communities.

“CHEMPS is a co-designed project co-delivered by the AdZU-SOM with funding from the Unilab Foundation, a health-oriented non-stock and non-profit organization,” the university said.

“Collaborating with the LGU, community leaders, and Unilab medical scholars to address the health needs of vulnerable groups in communities in Zamboanga, CHEMPS bridges the divide between hospital care and community care in handling the Covid19 pandemic,” it added.

LFC is a network of 80 corporate foundations and corporations dedicated to Corporate Social Responsibility’s enhancement and strategic practice.