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BFNanay Nov2021Butuan City- In order to strengthen the First 1,000 days rearing and caregiving practices, the National Nutrition Council Caraga mobilized the breastfeeding nanays and advocates on Monday November 29, 2021 at Balanghai Hotel, Butuan City.

The one-day activity highlighted the Importance of Breastfeeding which was shared by Senior Nutrition Officer, Ms. Leah Vina P. Vargas. Right after, Department of Health Caraga Nutritionist Dietitian Ms. Lovely Camacho-Dagupan discussed the importance of infant and young child feeding in emergencies and Covid-19 pandemic.

In Caraga region, different groups and entities shared the same breastfeeding advocacy. Topic included in the forum is the First 1,000 days initiatives including the promotion of breastfeeding and practices in the City of Tandag shared by City Nutrition Action Officer Reyveen John B. Geli. Likewise, Ms. Rhea Carampatana shared to the group how breastfeeding nanays in Caraga can be of help to the mothers who needed their support.

Tandag CCM2021Tandag City(Reyveen John B. Geli) The City Government of Tandag through the City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD) gave orientation on the importance of camp coordination and camp management (CCCM) on 22-25 November 2021 at La Entrada, Britania, San Agustin, Surigao del Sur.

Attended by the members of the Camp Management Team in Tandag, the training oriented the group with the camp coordination and camp management and services offered at the evacuation areas.

In addition, the training discussed strategies on how to deliver services efficiently so that the vulnerable sectors including the children, mothers, elderly, persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups are being protected.

The City Nutrition Office represented by City Nutrition Action Officer Reyveen John B. Geli and City Nutrition Program Coordinator Mary Joy A. Galolo attended the training. During the discussion, CNAO Geli shared that the Nutrition Cluster one of the subsectors of Health Cluster to which nutrition related activities during disaster is being coordinated.

CNAC NPCTandagTandag City- In a message delivered during the City Nutrition Awarding Ceremony on 25 November 2021, Officer-in-Charge, Dr. Nino Archie S. Labordo appealed to the City Nutrition Committee of Tandag and the 21 Barangay Nutrition Committees to continue the implementation of the first 1,000 days as one of the very effective strategies in malnutrition reduction.

The first 1,000 days is the period from conception to a child’s first two years of life. It is considered as the golden window of opportunity for the child to attain full potential in the different aspects of development. The program aims to strengthen the delivery of key interventions on health, nutrition, social services and early learning to help in the achievement of optimum growth and development of the child.

Further, Dr. Labordo mentioned that to attain the purpose of the First 1,000 days program, the City of Tandag shall incorporate activities and strategies that encompasses the whole package of the program including the enactment of related policies at the local level.

PDI Nov25Butuan City- All seven municipalities in the Province of Dinagat Islands including the Provincial Nutrition Office joined in a workshop on Integrating Nutrition Programs, Projects and Activities (PPAs) in the 2022 Annual Investment Program (AIP) and Updating of the Local Nutrition Action Plans (LNAP) conducted on 24-25 November 2021 at Usher's Building, San Jose, Province of Dinagat Islands.

The workshop is part of the over-all local government unit (LGU) mobilization strategy through the NNC Governing Board Resolution No. 4 signed in April 2019.

It aimed to Increase the recognition of the alarming malnutrition problem in the country its impact on children, women, families, communities, and the country as a whole. Likewise, it calls for stakeholders to invest in nutrition, and directed the critical role of LGUs in curbing the malnutrition problem, following the pandemic situation and in achieving the outcomes of Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN).

Joining the Nutrition Planning Core Team are, Municipal Nutrition Action Officer, Municipal Health Officer, Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator, Budget officer and other representative from the Municipal Nutrition Committee.

SDS NAOsPIR2021Tandag City- Members of the Provincial Nutrition Committee (PNC) of the Province of Surigao del Sur and the Nutrition action officers (NAOs) from the different municipalities of the province attended the Program Implementation Review (PIR) on 25 November 2021 at Shacene Hotel and Restaurant, Tandag City, Surigao del Sur.

The PIR integrated the different programs, projects and activities implemented in 2021 with strategies and innovations employed in compliance with the COVID-19 health protocols.

Unlike in 2019, the Province has been very mobile to different municipalities of the province to provide capacity trainings and seminars to nutrition workers and Local Nutrition Committees However, despite the threat of the pandemic, the Province posted a sustained decrease in malnutrition prevalence.

In her presentation, Provincial Nutrition Action Officer (PNAO) Ms. Ermelinda C. Ascarez shared that the malnutrition prevalence (underweight) significantly declined from 6.76% in 2020 to 3.96% in 2021.

The sustained declined of malnutrition since 2018 is attributed to the strong support of the Provincial Government of Surigao del Sur through its project, the distribution of nutripacks to the different municipalities in the province has provided a big contribution mentioned by PNAO Ascarez.

Bayanihan Nov29Butuan City - Headed by the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) together with the Caraga Regional Inter-agency Task Force  successfully led the launching of the National Vaccination Days today, November 29, 2021 at SM City Butuan.

As ordered in Proclamation No. 1253 signed on 24 November 2021, all government agencies and instrumentalities are hereby directed to extend all possible support to the Bayanihan Bakunahan National COVID 19 Vaccination Days, and the implementation of related programs, activities and campaigns.

Henceforth, the National Nutrition Council Caraga joined in the national launching. NNC is also promoting the Covid 19 vaccination advocacy through its social media account.

Regional Director of the Department of Health Caraga Dir. Cesar C. Cassion in his message mentioned, that everyone in the community should work together to achieve the health, security and economic recovery towards resilient Philippines by starting off with herd immunity.

He enjoined the public to get vaccinated and be a hero to their families and loved ones. The simultaneous roll out strategy focuses on increasing the coverage of the first dose to 70% of the country’s total population including children ages 12-17 years old. The National Vaccination Days will run from 29 November to December 1, 2021.