In October 2010, PNGOC, in partnership with Linking Initiatives and Networking to Control Tuberculosis (TBLINC) and Center for Health and Development-Metro Manila (CHDMM), embarked on a project to help the Quezon City Health Department (QCHD) in addressing the city’s TB problems. PNGOC engaged the barangay leadership in 16 identified highly populated and low performing barangays of Districts II and IIA for the purpose of organizing and capacitating TB support groups known as the Barangay TB Management Council (BTBMC).
The 16 barangays covered by the project are Apolonio Samson,Bagbag, Bagong Silangan, Batasan Hills, Commonwealth, Fairview, Gulod, Holy Spirit, Kaligayahan, North Fairview, Pasong Putik Proper, San Agustin, Sangandaan, Sauyo, Sta. Lucia and Talipapa.
The nine-month project started on October 15, 2010 and will end on July 15, 2011. The ultimate objective of the project is to increase TB detection and cure rates in District II of Quezon City through the organization of Barangay TB Management Council.