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HEALTH

NorCot household without toilets will be penalized

KIDAPAWAN CITY - Starting next week, barangay officials from a remote village in a hinterland town in North Cotabato will impose penalties on households without sanitary toilet and proper sewage system. A violator would be fined P1,000, according to barangay officials of Barangay Kabalantian in Arakan, Cotabato. On Monday, the Barangay Kabalantian will be declared ‘zero open defecation’ (ZOD) after it passed requirements set by the Rural Health Unit of the Arakan municipal LGU and the ACF International, a humanitarian non-government organization (NGO).

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Maguindanao `WaSH plan’ launched

MAGUINDANAO -- Stakeholders on Thursday pledged support to a pioneering water and sanitation thrust of the now partners United Nations Children’s Fund, the A Single Drop for Safe Water (ASDSW) and the office of the provincial governor.Local officials from Maguindanao’s 36 towns and representatives of different civil society organizations signed a manifesto committing unanimous support to the provincial Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH) initiative of the three cooperating outfits during a summit in Buluan town.The summit capped the launching of Maguindanao’s provincial WaSH plan, which th

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DOH-ARMM wants hike in BHW honorarium

COTABATO CITY -- The Regional Legislative Assembly in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) is now studying the proposed increase of honorarium for Barangay Health Workers in the region, officials said Friday.Earlier, the Department of Health (DOH-ARMM) requested the regional law making body of the region to increase, through legislation, the honorarium of health workers by Php3,000.Currently, the more than 2,000 health frontliners are only receiving Php500 a month as honorarium.Dr.

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Tacrurong City PWDs avail of free medical services

TACURONG CITY - Persons with disability (PWDs) and cooperative members
in Tacurong City availed free medical services such as electrocardiography or ECG,
fasting blood sugar test or FBS, and medical check-up on December 9. The City
Cooperative Development Council conducted the medical mission in coordination with LGU-Tacurong through the Office for the
Development of Cooperatives, SK Medical Mission Group of Hospital and Health
Services Cooperative. PWDs were gathered through the assistance of the City

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Youth urged to be vigilant on reproductive health issues

TACURONG CITY— In
the photo, Regional HIV/AIDS Program Manager Dr. Ali Tumama encouraged students
to be vigilant on reproductive health issues during the Students
Awareness Tour on HIV-AIDs and other sexually-transmitted infections conducted
on December 2.

According to Dr.
Tumama, it is high time for the youth to acknowledge these issues and face
these with an open mind.

To be able to
protect yourself, you must be aware. Use what you know to avoid these
diseases,” he said.

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DOH-ARMM to probe Buluan hospital on mother-child case

KIDAPAWAN CITY – The Department of Health in the
Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and the Buluan District Hospital in
Buluan, Maguindanao is investigating the case of a baby who was decapitated
during delivery to save the mother.

Dr. Kadil Sinolinding, ARMM health chief, said
he formed a body to probe the incident.The mother was not identified.

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ARMM distributes medicine, birthing equipment in Maguindanao, Lanao Sur

COTABATO CITY –The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), through its Health, Education, Livelihood, Peace and Governance and Synergy (HELPS) program, distributed on Tuesday supplies of medicines and birthing equipment to 19 barangays in the provinces of Lanao del Sur and Maguindanao.Lawyer Laisa Alamia, ARMM executive secretary, said the medical supplies will be provided to the birthing clinics or health facilities located in outlying barangays in the region to help decrease maternal and infant deaths.”ARMM HELPS is the region’s banner program that aims to bring a convergence of gov

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NorCot BNS attend Congress, vows improved health services

KIDAPAWAN
CITY – Health programs for all villages in North Cotabato are expected to push
forward and become more innovative as the province hosted the 3rd
Barangay Nutrition Scholars on Saturday.

Held
at the provincial gymnasium, the Congress with the theme Malusog, Mapayap at
Ligtas na Mamamayan, Serbisyong Totoo Kailangan,” was attended by 668 BNS from
17 municipalities and one city.

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IPs under Theater Arts Workshop

KIDAPAWAN
CITY – To show and preserve its culture, the Indigenous Peoples were given the
opportunity to show more after they graduated from Theater Arts Guild Workshop
here.

About
50 IPs from various tribal groups in North Cotabato received the certificates
of participation under the training provided by Dayong Dayon” health campaign of
IP-Maternal, Neonatal, Child Health and Nutrition or IP MNCHN Project Mindanao.

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Tacurong LGU intensifies drive vs. dengue

TACURONG
CITY--The Department of Health through the City Sanitation Section of the
Office for City Health Services conducted a Dengue Larval Survey at Barangay
Poblacion on November 21, 2014. This is an initiative to monitor and prevent
propagation of dengue-carrying mosquitoes in vulnerable areas. Surveillance
stickers that bear the result of each survey are posted on inspected households
for proper monitoring. According to DOH, it is important to get rid of breeding
ground of dengue mosquitoes. Water supplies must be covered with a lid to

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