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Eastern Samar vaxPALO, Leyte - The municipalities of Can-avid and Maydolong in Eastern Samar topped vaccination coverage in the province.

Can-avid got 73.4% while Maydolong got 70.8% achieving the minimum threshold of at least 70% vaccination coverage, based on a report released on Monday, November 29, 2021.

To date, both municipalities have a full vaccination status between 45-53%, respectively.

Herd immunity as has been defined is the proportion of individuals getting protected either by getting the disease or by vaccination.

With the 3 days National Immunization Days for COVID 19, the two municipalities will increase their proportion of the population having at least one vaccination and achieving 70% or more coverage of fully vaccinated individuals.

racTANAUAN, Leyte - The National Nutrition Council (NNC) Region 8, together with other members of the Regional Advisory Council Meeting (RAC), actively participated in the Regional Advisory Council Meeting for Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) for the year 2021 of the Department of Social Welfare and Development at Haiyan Hotel, Tanauan Leyte.

The activty aims to present and provide updates from different government agencies' programs that has an impact of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) especially to 4Ps beneficiaries.

NNC8 provided input on the Tutok Kainan: Supplementation Program as NNC's COVID 19 response and operationalizes RA 11148 or the Kalusugan at Nutrisyon ng Mag-Nanay Act.

eccd reporting systemCATARMAN, Northern Samar - World Vision in partnership with UNICEF and National Nutrition Council VIII is conducting a 2-day activity on Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD)- F1KDReporting SystemTraining of Trainers from November 18-19, 2021 at Lemongrass Restobar here.

The overall goal of the ECCD-F1KD Program is to ensure the full development of the child through integrated services of health, nutrition, early education, and social services for improved quality of the country’s human resource base as a contribution to reducing poverty.

The activity was funded by KOICA in close coordination with UNICEF, NCP, NNC and DOH and other partners.

The ECCD-F1KD Reporting system has 8 modules that will guide staff and users to process real-time accomplishments on the ECCD F1K Program and to harmonize relevant programs. This intervention is to perform NNC’s mandate as agency focal point for the multi-agency ECCD F1K and the National Nutrition Information System pursuant to Section 6, Republic Act 11037,otherwise known as the Masustansyang Pagkain Para sa Batang Pilipino Act.

After discussion and presentations of modules, participants were able to do a hands-on training using both offline encoding andonline reporting strategy thus; the system is also a no internet connection user-friendlythat allows Barangay staff or Barangay Nutrition Scholars to access andindicate individual pregnant women,lactating mothers and children 0-23 months in the reporting system thru offlineforms.

Maydolong AIPMAYDOLONG, Eastern Samar - The National Nutrition Council Region 8 conducted a two-day LNAP Updating and Integrating in the 2022 AIP workshop in the local government unit of Maydolong, Eastern Samar.

A total of 10 members of its Local Nutrition Committee participated the activity including the MNAO, MHO, MLGOO, MSWDO, MA, and representatives from the budget office and DepEd.

The activity aims to scale up nutrition interventions at the local level as the government starts the devolution transition plan next year.

EV vaccinationPALO, Leyte - Biliran province and Ormoc City topped among the provinces and cities the region with highest immunization coverage against Covid-19.

As of November 15, 2021, Biliran province tops in the region with 78.3 percent coverage. Ormoc City on the other hand came second with 70.5% but tops among reported cities with the highest coverage.

Tacloban City got 62%, Southern Leyte at 52.0%, Eastern Samar at 51.5%, Leyte came next at 44.4%, Northern Samar at 32.4% and Samar at 32.2%.

Meanwhile based on available data, Baybay City in Leyte got 65.5% and Maasin City in Southern Leyte got more than 60% in its vaccination coverage. Other cities not reflected in the report included Catbalogan and Calbayog City, all in Samar. The overall coverage of of Eastern Visayas is at 45.3%.

The region is up to achieving the 70% minimum vaccination coverage with the launching of COVID 19 Pediatric Vaccination and the National Immunization Programs (COVID-19 Vaccination Ramping Up Iniatives.

Abuyog RA 11148ABUYOG, Leyte - After the day 1 of the 2022 Updating Municipal Nutrition Action Plan, close to 12 Barangay Nutrition Scholars and eigth health workers attended the Advcocy Forum on RA 11148 or the Kalusugan at Nutrisyon ng Magnanay Act on Nov. 23, 2021

The activity was organized by Nutrition Section of the Leyte Provincial Health Office.

The NNC staff attended and observe the activity and handed some breastfeeding collaterals to the participants.

Nutritionist-Dietitian and former NNC staff Ms. Albe Joy Angelique S. Cerro was the main resource speaker of the activity. Ms. Cerro highlighted the salient features of the law. #NPC-CPD