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KORONADAL CITY – Driven by the organizational values such as Integrity, Excellence, Sensitivity and Transparency (I-ZEST) and in the preparation for the regional ISO accreditation, the NNC XII staff headed by the Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator, Ms. Arceli M. Latonio, had undergone an orientation on 5S of Good Housekeeping held on July 16, 2018 at NNC XII Conference room, Koronadal City.

Resource persons from LGU Koronadal, Ms. Hazel Arce Lebanan, MM, department head of CHRMO and Ms. Lani Rivera, assistant Human Resource Manager provided valuable inputs to the NNC Staff.

Nutrition Month Launching

City of Koronadal, South Cotabato – SOCCKSARGEN Regional line agencies, the City Government of Koronadal, BNS and Gardener’s Club Federation, Save the Children Foundation, Salinas Manufacturing Company and other stakeholders joined the launching of the 44th Nutrition Month celebration hosted by the Department of Agriculture XII in cooperation with the National Nutrition Council XII at the Prime Regional Government Center, Carpenter Hill, Koronadal City on July 11, 2018.

Stop Smoking, Start Repairing

Tobacco is a product prepared from the leaves of the tobacco plant by curing them. It contains the alkaloid nicotine, which is a stimulant, and harmala alkaloids, a monoamine oxidase inhibitor. Dried tobacco leaves are mainly used for smoking in cigarettes, cigars, or pipe tobacco.
Tobacco or E-cigarettes use is so widespread that it increases the risk of coronary heart disease. Smoking comes with a devastating side effects to one’s health due to the inhalation of poisonous chemicals such as carbon monoxide, cyanide and carcinogens which have been proven to plaque build-up that will ultimately cause heart and lung diseases and even cancer.
The World Health Organization (WHO) marks May 31, every year, the World No Tobacco Day. This year’s campaign focused on “Tobacco and heart disease”. This advocacy will create awareness on the impact tobacco has on the cardiovascular health of people worldwide hence tobacco is the single greatest cause of preventable death and suffering of millions of people globally.

managing hypertension

High blood pressure or also known as hypertension is a major risk factor of many cardiovascular and kidney diseases and often leads to stroke when uncontrolled and unmanaged.

The Department of Health (DOH) had set aside the month of May to observe the celebration of Hypertension awareness month, by virtue of Proclamation No. 1761 signed on May 1, 2009, to increase cognizance of Filipinos about its considerable risks, signs and symptoms as well as its prevention and control.

According to Food Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), the National prevalence of hypertension among Filipino adults (20 years old and over), had significantly increased after a decline in 2013 from 22.3% to 23.9% in 2015. DOH also revealed that hypertension remains to be the leading cause of illness and said to be one of the identified precipitating factors of premature death in the Philippines.

Hence, as an adult, it would be a good idea to take steps in minimizing your risk to acquire such condition. It is very much important to know your blood pressure level and have regular check-ups.

RIAC IP HEALTH CARAVAN at Brgy. Dumolol, Palimbang

June 26, 2018, Koronadal City - Almost 200 indigent residents particularly the Manobo-Dulangan tribe of Barangay Dumolol in Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat have availed of free medical and dental services thru the Regional Inter-Agency Committee in collaboration of DOH’s implementation of Adopt-a Community as a Strategy in Reaching the Last Mile: Saan mang sulok, Kalusugan Maabot last June 21, 2018 held at Dumolol Integrated School.

The said barangay was just one of the target communities which have limited access to basic healthcare. Services rendered ranged from medical check-up and dental services, and minor surgical procedures which catered a total of 53 cases with the help of Cotabato Regional Medical Center (CRMC). The caravan had also offered nutrition-related and family planning counselling services among mothers, couples, pregnant women, senior citizens and adolescents in partnership with Commission on Population and National Nutrition Council represented by NO II Aurel and NO I Laurito.

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