Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Open Access BPO Holds Health Event to Celebrate Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
Open Access BPO, an outsourcing services provider with call center operations in the Philippines, carries on its tradition of promoting wellness in the workplace by holding a health event on May 27, 2015 to take part in celebrating Cervical Awareness month.
The company partnered with health brands to spread knowledge about the disease and offer free services to its employees in the firm’s Makati office.
Among those companies is GlaxoSmithKline, whose representatives showed a docu-film exploring the effects of cervical cancer to Filipino families.
Also in the venue were representatives of Merck Pharmaceuticals’ Sangobion brand who assisted attendees in doing self-check on the five signs of iron deficiency anemia.
Along with the pharmaceutical companies, Slimmers World was present in the event to give skin treatments, physical consultations, and nutritional counseling to Open Access employees.
White Flower, on the other hand, simultaneously offered free massage and ear candling services.
Observed during the whole month of May in the country, the Cervical Awareness month is dedicated to educating the public about the disease plaguing women all over the world.
Although cervical cancer only affects women, the health event received support from employees of both sexes. Those who participated in the activities were given freebies, product samples, and informative materials by the partner brands that visited the company’s headquarters.
The activity is part of the outsourcing firm’s monthly drive to raise safe and healthy living among its people. “These programs aim to support healthy behavior and improve the health not only [of those] in the workplace but also [their] families and loved ones,” said Tere Borillo, one of the company nurses who spearhead the firm’s regular health and wellness programs.
Prior to this, Open Access BPO partnered with the Philippine Red Cross last March to host its yearly blood donation drive in the same Makati facilities.