Butuan City--As an output to the Nutrition in Emergencies crash course, participants, particularly the young doctors assigned in Dinagat and Siargao islands formulated re-entries that are doable in the implementation of the Philippine Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (PIMAM) and Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E) programs and activities on 18 March 2022 at Balanghai Hotel, Butuan City.
Mr. Arrian Necesario of the Siargao Island Medical Center (SIMC) and his team envisioned to establishing a functional referral facility of severely acute malnourished children on the island and reorganizing the Breastfeeding Committee of the hospital.
Dr. Weijin Sto. Domingo of the Municipality of Libjo in the Province of Dinagat Islands and his team crafted a plan that will build a network for the promotion of infant and young child feeding program particularly establishing breastfeeding support groups.
On the other hand, Dr. Timothy Jordan Manalag of General Luna, Siargao Island and his team pushed for the correct assessment through capacity building and provision of preventive interventions to target population.
In his training insights, Dr. Allen B. Macaraeg of the Municipality of Socorro, Surigao del Norte, said that the benefits he derived from the training is "Essential knowledge about nutrition that will support me in creating and implementing nutrition related programs, policy on nutrition proposals and day to day clinical management of malnourished and vulnerable groups."
The 3-day Nutrition in Emergencies crash course which was conducted on 16-18 March 2022 provided basic information in managing the vulnerable groups during emergencies.#NASLabordo