Akilmaran At the forefront of these initiatives is Garantisadong Pambata GPan institutionalized pre-schoolers nationwide health campaign conducted every third week of April and October aimed at delivering a package health services to children under five years of age and provide relevant health information for parents and caretakers. The Pambwta and NNC is stepping up its efforts to remarkably reduce mortality among children under the age of five by enforcing the Garantisadong Pambata program. Ignoring the health and well being of children and mothers is never an option and there is no excuse to it. Learn more about the Philippine government, its structure, how government works and the people behind it. It now offers an integrated package of services and information on health, nutrition, and environment for children that are made available every day in homes, schools, health facilities, and communities, by government and non-government organizations.
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Mitchelle L. According to NNC-7 that the said program is an institutionalized nationwide health campaign conducted every day aimed at delivering health services to children under five and provide relevant health information for parents and caretakers. Child mortality rate in the Philippines fell gradually from NNC-7 said these figures gave birth to government-initiated programs aimed at intensifying education and participation of the public in the prevention of these deaths.
Norre delos Santos, NNC-7 nutrition officer, said that also incorporated in the Garantisadong Pambata program is the advocacy on sanitary hygiene for the kids and their respective families, like oral hygiene and handwashing. The program stressed the importance of Vitamin A supplementation in children. At its initiation, the Garantisadong Pambata program offered only two services; deworming and Vitamin A supplementation. Over the years, the program has expanded its services, now offering an integrated package of services and information on health, nutrition, and environment for children that are made available every day in homes, schools, health facilities, and communities, by government and non-government organizations.
It promotes the services of skilled health professionals during and after pregnancy, care of the newborn, exclusive breastfeeding and complementary feeding, micro-nutrient supplementation, and deworming. NNC-7 citing the December edition of Health Beat, a publication of the DOH said that under the expanded Garantisadong Pambata, children six to 14 years old are already included in the coverage.
Iodine Deficiency Disorder Breastfeeding Breast milk is best for babies up to 2 years old. Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for the first six months of life. At about six months, give carefully selected nutritious foods as supplements. Breastfeeding provides physical and psychological benefits for children and mothers as well as economic benefits for families and societies. Benefits: Provides a nutritional complete food for the young infant.
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