The Grand Ballroom of Pan Pacific Hotel Manila last 25th of June 2008 was buzzing early as FAME members gathered for the Info Series on Health and Wellness entitled “Building a Healthy Filipino Seafarer” - a technical seminar partnered with Pfizer Phils., Inc. aimed to help the Philippine manning industry build a healthier and more productive Filipino seafarers. 

 

The Seminar was divided into two (2) sessions. The AM Session presented a situationer and discussed the present state of health of our seafarers and the PM Session, showcased discussions by the medical experts focusing on the prevention & management of common seafarers' illnesses such as diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension and sexually transmitted diseases. The launch of Pfizer's new health & wellness program for the seafarers took place. 

 

Panel of speakers who are authority figures and experts from government agencies and P & I Club Correspondents was also gathered to ensure that the objectives of the seminar are achieved. 

 

At the end of the day, the participants evaluated the activity as excellent and they looked forward for more technical info-series such as this. 

 

Indeed, this seminar have been a great opportunity for the manning industry to enhance their awareness on important matters that will assist in facilitating proper medical orientation and care to the health of our world’s no. 1 seafarers.