Rang-ay Bank supported the Philippine Society of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism in marking the 2019 Goiter Awareness Week (GAW) last January 28, 2019 at Bethany Hospital, San Fernando City, La Union and at Burgos La Union Municipal Function Hall.

          Goiter Awareness Week is observed every fourth week of January by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 1188 signed on Dec. 11, 2006. Goiter, the abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland, and other signs of iodine deficiency were deemed a matter of national concern that needed public awareness.

          Rang-ay Bank Director Dr. Ivy Rose Nisce-Martinez, an endocrinologist, conducted lectures on thyroid diseases to the nurses and staff of Bethany Hospital and to the Barangay Health Workers of Burgos, La Union. The lectures aim to further public awareness on the prevention and control of goiter and other related Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD).