SDS 1st Meeting March 2022Butuan City – Nutrition Action Officers in the Province of Surigao del Sur re-orients on Operation Timbang Plus (OPT+) during the conduct of its First Quarter Meeting on 8 March 2022 at the Gold Bar Function Hall, Tandag City, Surigao del Sur.

In her presentation, Provincial Nutrition Focal Point, Ms. Julianne Janine Carrillo shared the electronic Operation Timbang Form for the consolidation of data with its new features for the 2022 report. The auto-fill consolidation report highlights the auto fill of population data as well as auto labeling of the Philippine Standard Geographic Code for each municipality and city. The Population data are from 2021 estimates taken from the Department of Health (DOH) Epidemiology Bureau.

Ms Carrillo emphasized the importance of recording and reporting using the tool starting from data collection at the barangay level, integration and consolidation at the municipal level and submission of report to the provincial level.

The proper assessment and collection of data is very crucial in the local nutrition action planning. The target population such as the children and mothers are important to be provided with the different nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive programs by the different partners.

The updated tool which Ms. Carrillo discussed can be accessed from the NNC Caraga website through this link #PNFPJJCarrillo