PASIG CITY, April 11 (PIA) — Viral leaf artist Mary Mae Dacanay is one of the featured artists in the Art Flex of Gateway Gallery Pocket Museum.
In the feature, Gateway Gallery highlighted Dacanay’s “Make TB a Priority” leaf art which was one of the artist’s creation for the #EndTB campaign.
She is one of USAID’s TB Platforms’ social media influencer who uses Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to deliver important messages promoting awareness for TB as a killer disease that is treatable and curable. Dacanay uses various leaves for her artwork which caught the attention of various local and international press. She has been trending in social media since part of her advocacy arts include promoting the welfare of our frontliners serving both TB and COVID-19 response.
“We are grateful that Gateway Gallery and social media influencer, Mary Mae Dacanay support public awareness campaign for TB using various media platforms. Thank you very much also to all our media partners like Philippine Information Agency for sharing our activities as well as stories of TB survivors. We hope we can inspire more public and private institutions to support the #EndTB campaign especially during these most challenging times,” said Ms. Diwata de Castro-Paredes, Social and Behavior Change Communications Specialist of the USAID’s TB Platforms Project.
Gateway Gallery Pocket Museum is now available on the Apple App store. Download it and experience #museumfromhome during this challenging COVID-19 community quarantine.
The Gateway Gallery art museum of Araneta City is devoted to the promotion of culture and the arts. Their programs highlight and celebrate the history, arts, and culture of the Philippines.
USAID’s TB Platforms is implemented by the University Research Co. LLC. (URC) and provides technical assistance to the Department of Health National Tuberculosis Control Program through the regional Centers for Health Development in the National Capital Region, Central Luzon and CALABARZON. The project continues to support local government units and health facilities find and treat Filipinos with TB Amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (PIA NCR)