Davao de Oro Province—In celebration of the Nutrition Month with the theme ““New normal na nutrisyon, sama-samang gawan ng solusyon,” the Provincial Government of Davao de Oro headed through the Provincial Health Office (PHO) will continue to strengthen its programs to counter malnutrition incidence in the province.

Recently, the Adopt-A-Child Program, an initiative spearheaded by the PHO rehabilitated a total of thirty-three (33) children beneficiaries formerly under the brink of malnutrition in the municipality of Laak. The program successfully addressed barriers that impedes children to access a healthier life, and regulated the effects of malnutrition among the beneficiaries. During its operation, the program offers weekly supplies for every beneficiary funded by the different departments of the provincial government.

According to the PHO, community-based feeding program operations of the provincial government will continue to operate starting-off in the municipality of Pantukan, with the second highest malnutrition incidence following Laak, this second week of July. The community-based feeding program will also cover the rest of the municipalities in the province.

Earlier this morning during the regular flag raising ceremony, PHO encouraged each and every employee of PLGU-DdO to a healthier lifestyle in order to further adapt with the changes brought by the pandemic. A nutrition hut was also established by PHO at the provincial capitol lobby, offering fresh farm-produce from the Nabunturan Vendors initiated by the Provincial Agriculturist’s Office (PAGRO).

Governor Dorothy Montejo Gonzaga visited the hut together with the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Board Members and PG Department Heads of the provincial offices. (Jasteen Abella, Information Office Davao de Oro, photo by J. Cadiz)

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