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HEALTH

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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SoCot veterinary office vaccinates 38,000 dogs

KORONADAL CITY
- At least 38,000 pet dogs were given anti rabies vaccine in South Cotabato
from January to September this year, veterinary officials today said.

This is higher
compared to 23,000 recorded in the same period last year.

Flora Bigot, South
Cotabato provincial veterinary office head, said that they have conducted dog
vaccination in all barangays of eight out of ten municipalities in the
province.

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DOH-12 pushes breasfeeding

KIDAPAWAN CITY
– Health authorities in North Cotabato today urged mothers not to deny their
babies with the most important food they need as they build muscles and
strength.

The appeal came
as the Department of Health starts celebration of Breastfeeding Week in the province.

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Arakan malnourished kid survives

ARAKAN, North Cotabato (Sept. 27) -- Four years ago, he was suffering from severely acute malnutrition (SAM). Today, Emman, as neighbors fondly call him, is a shy 5-year old boy. We thought he was going to die,” says his day care teacher Mary Jane Alegarbes. The boy's neighbors in the remote village of Kinawayan, some 10 kilometers from the town center of Arakan, North Cotabato, had the same thoughts. He was so thin. He was skin and bones,” neighbor Mary Joy Magbanua said. Luwas lost his mother when he was barely a year old.

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Lack of support hampers ARMM immunization

COTABATO CITY (Sept. 27) --The office of Health Secretary Enrique Ona is blamed for much of the constraints besetting the government’s immunization programs in impoverished Moro communities in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).For field personnel of the Department of Health (DOH) in the ARMM’s five component provinces, the lack of funding support from the department’s central office for their immunization thrusts in predominantly Muslim towns is causing demoralization in their ranks.

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RDC 12 backs DOST 12 halal advocacy

KORONADAL CITY
(Sept. 25) – The Regional Development Council 12, in its regular meeting
Tuesday, backed the request of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST 12)
for the promotion of its halal laboratory in Cotabato City.

Arturo Valero,
RDC-12 acting chairperson, said request was favorably endorsed by the RDC
because it will ensure 100 percent Philippine Halal products.

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