Bataan shares initiatives vs malnutrition, other diseases

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Bataan Provincial Health Office (PHO) shared its initiatives in fighting malnutrition, obesity, stunting and other diseases among children and adults.

In a webinar entitled “Nutrisyon ang Solusyon, Lamang ang may Alam”, PHO Head Rosanna Buccahan said they conducted lectures on right nutrition and proper hygiene to children and their parents in all municipalities as part of this year’s celebration of Nutrition Month.

“We also provided healthy merienda to healthcare workers to ensure their well-being; and had free nutrition assessment and dietary counseling to people with hypertension and diabetes,” she furthered.

Earlier this year, PHO launched the Kalusugang Hatid sa Katutubong Kapatid which aims to provide medical and nutrition services to 18 indigenous peoples communities in the province.

“This is to ensure that medical programs and services of the government are accessible even in the remote areas,” Buccahan said.

Buccahan thanked partner agencies in helping PHO deliver nutritional and medical programs to Bataeños.

“We would like to emphasize the importance of the whole-of-government approach through our partnership with different government offices and agencies in strengthening and expanding the nutrition programs and services in the province in delivering our nutrition programs to all Bataeños,” she stressed.