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PDI visit Sept PajulasButuan City- In relation to post Typhoon Odette’s monitoring and reporting of the implementation of the cluster strategy and results, NNC Caraga’s newly hired Information Management Officer (IMO) for the Province of Dinagat Islands (PDI), Ms. Angelica Pajulas was introduced to Municipal Nutrition Action officers (MNAOs) and Provincial Nutrition Action Officer (PNAO) Ms. Joanna Jessica Yasay of PDI on 5-6 September 2022.             

The meeting was together with UNICEF Nutrition Cluster Coordinator, Ms. Kristine Angeli Gimongala and Provincial Nutrition Focal Point (PNFP) for PDI, Ms. Jann Abigail Portillas. The IMO will support and provide relevant and up-to-date information for updating the nutrition in emergency strategic plan with emphasis on cluster achievements, results, and lessons learned from Typhoon Odette's response, recovery, and rehabilitation.

Additionally, PNFP Portillas conducted a short orientation on Tutok Kainan- Dietary Supplementation Program. In a visit in the Municipality of Tubajon, the group was given an opportunity to discuss the TK-DSP, its objectives and components during its Municipal Nutrition Committee meeting. The same orientation was provided to municipalities particularly to the Office of the Mayor with the presence of the Municipal Administrator.

Tutok Kainan- Dietary Supplementation Program is a program that aims to contribute to the prevention of stunting among children 0-23 months old by improving the quality and quantity of food and nutrient intakes and utilization of related Early Child Care Development- First 1,000 Days (ECCD-F1KD) services among nutritionally at-risk pregnant women and children 6-23 months old in the target Tutok Kainan areas.

MNAOs and Municipal Administrators are grateful for the support of NNC Caraga and UNICEF. They are looking forward for more engagements particularly programs for the 0-23 months old children and pregnant women. In each visit, commitment towards better nutrition implementation were taken from the local government unit. #APajulas