ro4b 2019 12 nnc hems training

Tagaytay City - Health Emergencies Management Services (HEMS) of Department of Health MIMAROPA with the assistance of National Nutrition Council MIMAROPA conducted roll out Training on Nutrition Cluster Information Management. The activity was held at One Tagaytay Place, Tagaytay City last November 26-28, 2019. Twenty-two (22) participants comprised of Provincial/ Municipal Nutrition Action Officers, District Nutrition Program Coordinators, and DOH deployed Nurses and Nutritionist Dietitians from Provinces of MiMaRoPa were trained as Information Management Officers (IMO). The resource speakers/ facilitators of the training were UNICEF Nutrition Specialist Dr. Rene Gerard Galera, UNICEF Consultant Ms. Margarita DC. Enriquez and NNC ECCD-F1K Provincial Nutrition Coordinator Francis Erik P. Bacena with HEMS personnel served as secretariat.

The training aimed to capacitate the local nutrition cluster members on nutrition information management, specifically to: 1. develop competencies on information management including data collection, processing, analysis, visualization, and dissemination; 2. develop knowledge and skills on using the six Nutrition Cluster Information Management tools; and 3. improve their skills in planning, program implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of nutrition information management activities. Participants were engaged with hands-on activities using excel-based information management tools. The information management tools will be used to data collection, processing and analysis which will be used by IMO for dissemination of information to their respective Nutrition Clusters and decision makers.
At the end of the training, Mr. Ramonito G. Martin, Head of DOH-HEMS MIMAROPA gave a message emphasizing that the training will be one of the prerequisite capacity building for the University Health Care Law compliance. Local government units will be tasked to integrate the information management system to ensure effective delivery of health services in times of emergencies. Participants submitted their re-entry plans which includes their activities once they return to their respective areas. -FEPBacena