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PRC Trun Over June 2022BUTUAN CITY- National Nutrition Council Caraga received certificate during its Turn-Over Ceremony of Certificate of Accreditation as Continuing Professional Development Provider (CPD) by the Professional Regulation Commission on 20 June 2022 at the PRC Regional Office Caraga, Robinson’s Place, Butuan City.

In May 2022, the CPD Council of Nutrition and Dietetics after completion of requirements, granted NNC Caraga as a CPD provider in accordance with the Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR) of the Republic Act 10912 or the CPD Act of 2016 set forth by the Professional Regulation Commission.

Regional Director Cheryll P Elicano announced that as the ninth agency accredited by the PRC as CPD Provider, more professionals will now have access to free learning opportunities to the program which will be provided by NNC Caraga.

PRC Caraga recognized the National Nutrition Council Caraga as a new asset for professional growth in Caraga region claimed by RD Elicano.

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The National Nutrition Council Caraga attends the 1st Semester 2022 Special Regional Committee on Sustainable Development Goals (SRC-SDGs) today June 20, 2022 via Zoom Videoconference.

The meeting centered on the discussion on the national updates on the SDGs Performance. Director Myrna Clara B. Asuncion, the Program Coordinator of the Sub-Committee on SDGs and Director III of NEDA Central Office, presented the status of each of the SDGs and highlighted how the Philippines fared during the pandemic. She noted that the COVID-19 pandemic dampened the gains in the SDGs.

In the Sustainable Development Reports (SDR), the Philippines ranked 103 out of 165 countries in the year 2021 and improved in the year 2022 with a ranking of 95 out of 163 countries. SDG Index Scoring is used to rank, which reflects the overall score that measures the total progress towards achieving all 17 SDGs.

Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG 2 or Global Goal 2), which is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations in 2015, aims to achieve "zero hunger". The official wording is: "End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture".

In the 2021 and 2022 SDRs, SDG 2 has significant improvements. The reports indicated that while the challenges on hunger and malnutrition remain, the actions are on track or maintaining SDG achievement. The reports showed improvement in the prevalence of malnutrition and obesity (>30 BMI) while significant challenges remain with moderate improvements in the prevalence of stunting in children under 5 years of age.

Meanwhile, for 2020 in Caraga Region, concerned agencies on SDG 2 marked 82.1% on the inventory of targets and 2020 accomplishments with 10 additional indicators from the Expanded National Nutrition Survey (eNNS) which signifies on track and exemplary implementation of programs, projects, and activities to achieve the SDG 2.

The Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) 2017-2022, which is an integral part of the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022, is consistent with the Duterte Administration's 10-point Economic Agenda, the Philippine Health Agenda, and the development pillars of malasakit (protective concern), pagbabago (change or transformation), and kaunlaran (development), and the vision of Ambisyon 2040. It factors in and considers country commitments to the global community as embodied in the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, the 2025 Global Targets for Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition, and the 2014 International Conference on Nutrition.

The National Nutrition Council coordinates and monitors the implementation of the PPAN and ensures that the 2030 SDGs will be achieved and the vision of Ambisyon 2040. #RPOchavo

MUAC Feb26Butuan City- In the Second Quarter Meeting of the Social Development Committee (SDC) of the Regional Development Council (RDC) on 2 June 2022 via virtual platform, the Committee unanimously approved the adoption of the Philippine Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (PIMAM) protocol and referral system in Caraga region.  

PIMAM is a nutrition-specific program based on the World Health Organization (WHO) protocols for inpatient therapeutic care and the Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition.

In his presentation, National Nutrition Council Caraga, Officer-in-Charge, Dr. Nino Archie S. Labordo, shared that the focus of the management are children 6-59 months who have sudden loss or wasting, bilateral edema, and loss of appetite and malnutrition that resulted in prolonged insufficient food intake, concurrent or repeated bouts of infection, and or inappropriate child rearing.

Nutrition Assessment conducted in typhoon Odette hit areas using Mid-Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) for 6-59 months old children, and height or length and weight taking, covering as of May 11, 2022, 134 severe acute malnourished children and 365 moderate acute malnourished children detected.

This means that there is one acutely malnourished child assessed in every 100 children.

The adoption of the PIMAM protocol would not only assess the nutritional status of children but rather save children under the state of acute malnutrition, said NNC Caraga OIC, Dr. Labordo.

The NNC and DOH were invited by the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) to speak in their webinar series called Talk Points on June 21, Tuesday, 1:00 - 5:00 PM. The discussion will focus on devolved functions of national agencies in light of EO 138. It will be offered via Zoom and will be livestreamed via DAP's Local Governance and Development Office Facebook Page. 


We are inviting all current and most importantly, incoming local chief executives in our region to join the activity. Nutrition action officers and key functionaries on nutrition are also invited to join. Kindly help us disseminate this information. 


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EO 138 Talk Points on June 21, Tuesday, 1:00 - 5:00 PM