DOH Mimaropa provides more nutritional feeding program for preschool children

Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) under its “Oplan Kain Sigla Program” started another round of “Eat to Nourish Approach” feeding package targeting 520 pre-school children in the five provinces of the region. “We have identified 100+ undernourished preschool children in each province with the objective of improving their nutritional status from underweight or severely underweight to normal in a span of 90 days,” Regional Eduardo C. Janairo stated. “A full meal amounting to Php80.00/day, including AM snack, will be given for the selected preschoolers…

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DOH Mimaropa ‘Save My Smile Project’ serves 890 children patients

Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) in partnership with the local government units of the region recently completed the school-based preventive oral health program known as “Save My Smile (SMS) Project” serving 890 pre-school and school children. “This project was launched to support the delivery of basic oral health care at the local government unit (LGU) level and to provide immediate solution to various dental conditions affecting the high-risk groups of children from 0 to 6 years old,” Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo stated. “Preventive…

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DOH Mimaropa pushes for more solar powered rural health stations in the region

Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo today stated that 29 more Solar Home System (SHS) will be installed in all identified rural health facilities in the region requiring alternative source of energy that will supply electricity 24/7. “We will be installing these in health facilities that are located in island barangays, mountain communities and remote areas of the provinces that has limited source of electricity, those that are powered by generators and those that has no means of reliable energy…

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Gorio intensifies, to dump more rain

Metro Manila, the rest of Luzon and Visayas will continue to have rains Thursday as Tropical Depression Gorio intensified into a storm on Wednesday, according to the weather bureau. Strong intermittent rains brought by “Gorio” prompted officials to cancel classes in several cities in Metro Manila on Wednesday. Classes in all levels were cancelled in the cities of Caloocan, Malabon and Parañaque, while classes in pre-school to high school were called off in the cities of Quezon, Navotas and Valenzuela. The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela, University of the East…

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DOH-Mimaropa provides training on HMP identification management for Marinduque and Palawan

The Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) today completed the three-day “Training on Identification Management and Referral of Patients with Heavy Metal Poisoning (HMP) for Medical Doctors and Public Health Nurses” particularly from the provinces of Marinduque and Palawan held at the Sulo Riviera Hotel, Quezon City from July 25-27, 2017. “Because of the effects of mine tailings brought about by the 1996 Marcopper incident in Marinduque, the health and well-being of residents have been greatly affected especially those residing near the mining area and…

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Regional celebration ng 39th NDPR Week, idinaos sa Romblon

Aabot sa 250 na persons with disabilities mula sa iba’t ibang probinsya ng MIMAROPA ang dumalo at nakiisa sa 39th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week na idinaos noong ika-19 hanggang ika-20 ng Hulyo sa nasabing lugar. Ang pagdiriwang ay pinangunahan ng Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) katuwang ang Regional Committee on Disability Affairs (RCDA) MIMAROPA at lokal na pamahalaan ng Romblon. Alinsunod sa Proclamation No. 361 (2000) na inamendyahan ng Administrative Order No. 35 (2002) ang pagdiriwang ng 39th NDPR Week na may temang “Karapatan at Pribilehiyo…

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DOH rehabilitates 90 more drug surrenderees in Mimaropa

The Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA (Oriental/Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) today announced the completion of drug rehabilitation program for 90 drug surrenderees under the Community-Based Drug Rehabilitation, Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Program conducted in the province of Occidental Mindoro. Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo stated that the Holistic Rehabilitation Approach was used for the rehabilitation program of drug surrenderers using non-traditional but globally tested, research and evidence-based interventions which also includes provision of family planning services for surrenderees and their family. “This is also one way to…

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More than 14K poor individuals have disability in Mimaropa -DSWD

In observance of the 39th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) week, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-MIMAROPA (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) reveals that 14,453 poor individuals regionwide have disability per Listahanan database. This year’s celebration embraces the theme “Karapatan at Pribilehiyo ng Maykapansanan: Isakatuparan at Ipaglaban” which emphasizes the fundamental rights of persons with disabilities (PWD) to be fully realized. Listahanan, a government mechanism that determines who and where the poor are, shows that 3,192 poor PWDs are identified in Occidental Mindoro; 3,272 in Oriental Mindoro; 1,073…

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