UNIQLO Philippines and SM Foundation, Inc. came together to upgrade four health centers
in Bulacan – namely the Pulilan Rural Health Units (RHU) 1 and 2, as well as Baliwag RHU
1 and 3 last January 17, 2023.
The centers were improved to provide Bulakeños in the area easy access to health care
services. These centers commonly treat skin rashes, urinary tract infections, upper
respiratory infections, and other lifestyle illnesses such as hypertension and diabetes.
The facilities also provide family planning, maternal and child health care, and treatments to
prevent or control acute respiratory infection, cardiovascular diseases, tuberculosis,
diarrheal diseases, and AIDS/STD. Baliwag RHU 3, meanwhile, has the capacity to perform
childbirth delivery and minor surgeries.
They also springboard national health programs on leprosy, rabies, dengue prevention,
immunization, and nutrition, making health services accessible to the community.
To respond to their specialized needs, the collaboration rebuilt the facilities and
reconstructed its layout to aptly place a modern reception area, lounge, breastfeeding area,
cold chain storage area, pharmacy, laboratory, treatment room, OPD consultation room,
dental clinic, sputum collection area, and TB DOTS and Animal Bites Centers.
There are also nurses’ rooms and doctors’ consultation rooms to enable frontline health
workers to provide medical care in a conducive environment.
The centers are fully air-conditioned and feature rooms equipped with new chairs and
tables, cabinets, medicines, fixtures, medical tools, and assistive devices such as
Beyond this, SM Foundation and UNIQLO also provided Emergency GoKit+ to each of the
centers to ensure they can readily respond to untoward incidents, such as accidents and
The four newly upgraded facilities are also fitted with Mobile Play Cabinets containing
interactive toys and educational books. These cabinets are positioned in the lounges to
welcome young patients in a child-friendly environment and give them a holistic healing
experience. – PR