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NorCot BNS attend Congress, vows improved health services

HEALTH • 02:37 AM Tue Dec 2, 2014
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By: 
Edwin Fernandez, DXND Radyo Bida
Barangay Nutrition Scholars paraded around the provincial capitol grounds before the Congress (PGO Media)

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.

Dr.
Eva Rabaya, Provincial Health Officer and chief of Integrated Provincial Health
Office, said the Congress provided the BNS an opportunity to share best
practices about health and impart these on their constituents back home.

Ana
Uy, National Nutrition Council regional president, showed the BNS various
programs that help improved the health of villagers.

Dr.
Urduja G, Nacar, dean ng College of Nutrition of the University of Southern
Mindanao (USM), emphasized the role of academe in maintaining good nutrition
among communities in the province.

Rabaya
said the nutrition scholars are the IPHO front liners and first responders in
emergencies happening in the barangay level.

She
said as such they are now well trained and capable to respond while attending
to the nutritional requirements of villagers.

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