Wednesday Oct, 28 2020 04:39:13 AM

HEALTH

ARMM health workers' elated with `top performer' feat

COTABATO
CITY - Government medical personnel serving in five isolated southern
provinces considered as a `tap on the shoulder’ the recognition of the health
department of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao as this year’s top
performer for national vaccination programs.

Eye
specialist Kadil Sinolinding, Jr., regional health secretary, told reporters
Friday the central office of the Department of Health has recently judged the DOH-ARMM
as this year’s number one in implementing anti-measles and anti-polio immunization programs.

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DOH-12 exec calls for concerted efforts vs. malnutrition

KORONADAL CITY
- A ranking official of the Department of Health in Region 12 has appealed to stakeholders
to consolidate efforts in mitigating problems on malnutrition.

Dr. Teogones
Baluma, DOH 12 regional director, challenged the local government officials to
work closely with the community to address malnutrition problem.

In order for
us to solve the malnutrition problem the local government unit, families and
the community must work together,” Baluma said.

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Guingona calls for correct reporting on ebola virus

COTABATO CITY –
Senator Teofisto ‘TG’ Guingona on Wednesday urged Philippine media to avoid being ‘alarmists’
in reporting about the dreaded ebola virus.

Guingona, chair
of Senate Blue Ribbon Committee at ng Peace, Unification and Reconciliation,
Health and Demography and the Oversight Committee on Anti-Money Laundering, said
reporting the spread of ebola virus without proper background and information could
lead to panic.

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ACF Int'l launches campaign vs. deaths due to malnutrition

COTABATO CITY -From New York to Spain, Londonto Kenya, Manila to Leyte, Zamboanga to Central Mindanao, people from around the world are uniting their voices and calling for an end to needless child deaths from acute malnutrition.In today’s world of wealth and material plenty, ACF International considers it an outrage that 52 million children under the age of five still suffer from acute malnutrition.

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NorCot honors BHWs

KIDAPAWAN CITY
- More than 2,000 Barangay Health
Workers (BHW’s) from various towns and lone city in Cotabato gathered here for
the 2-day BHW Provincial Convention at the Provincial Gymnasium.

Clan in
Filipiniana attires, the grassroots health workers, came and represented their
respective federations in the 24th annual gathering of the province’s front
line health workers.

North Cotabato
Vice Gov. Gregorio Ipong cited the very important roles of the BHWs in
attending to the health needs of villagers.

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DOH-ARMM country's top performer in anti-measles, anti-polio drive

The Department
of Health in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DOH-ARMM) was named best
performer of the DOH-Manila in the anti-measles and anti-polio mass vaccination
campaign, a health official said.

Dr. Kadil
Sinolinding, Jr, DOH-ARMM regional secretary, said that four of five provincial
health offices in the ARMM have reached more than 100 percent in the
immunization campaign to protect young children from the spread of
measles-rubella (German Measles) and polio disease.

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NorCot health workers, volunteers immunize 318,000 children

KIDAPAWAN CITY - The Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) today reported it immunized more than 300,000 children during theMeasles Rubella Vaccine (MRV) and Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) mass
immunization.Dr.
Eva Rabaya, North CotabatoIntegrated Health Officer, disclosed that a total of
318,982 babies and young children were given MRV-OPV within the 30-day
vaccination campaign period.

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DOH still probing mysterious disease in SK upland town

KORONADAL
CITY- The Department of Health is still investigating deeper the cause of acute
encephalitis syndrome that killed 10 people in Sultan Kudarat province.

Earlier this
year more than 100 residents of the remote village of Tinalon in the municipality
of Senator Ninoy Aquino, Sultan Kudarat was rushed to various hospitals after they
experienced stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea.

Early findings
of health professionals revealed that the incident was due to the tainted horse
meat the residents feasted on.

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ARMM forms 'Bantay Asin' task force

COTABATO
CITY - The Department of Health’s Regional Nutrition Committee
(DOH-RNC) of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) will launch the
Regional Bantay Asin Task Force (RBATF), officials said.

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Free hearing tests for PWDs now in Tacurong

TACURONG CITY –
A Davao City based foundation promoting and helping persons with disabilities
hearing problems is now in Tacurong City extending free hearing tests and
physical assessment.

Patients who
would like to avail of the services may visit Sultan Kudarat Doctors Hospital
for examination by audiologists and physical therapists from Davao Jubilee
Foundation (DJF) every second Friday of the month.

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