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Never Leave the House Without These Important Hygienic Items

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In today’s busy world, we often forget to bring items that would protect us from the polluted surroundings, specifically here in Cebu, now that development in the main cities is rampant and our auto industry is on the rise.

The world we live in now is undoubtedly polluted, and these important hygienic items will help us in fighting back against diseases that might come in our way.

 

Handkerchief

From my early years as a student running and loitering my way through elementary and now that I am a part of the working force and have chosen journalism as a profession where in I do field work at times, I see to it that I bring a handkerchief with me, and so should you.

Handkerchiefs are useful in a sense that it serves as an all-around aid to all kinds of problems that the outside world can throw at you from covering your nose at smelly places, wiping the dust off your face, and the like.

Handkerchiefs are not only useful for protecting yourself from the diseases of the world, but at certain times, it can be used to protect the world from you.

If you have the colds or cough, using a handkerchief when you sneeze of cough not only shows respect to other people around you in the sense that you don’t want to spread the illness to other people, but also helps in the fight against the spread of different airborne diseases that might affect others.

 

Rubbing Alcohol

Not every establishment here in Cebu complies with sanitation standards, so it’s best that you bring sanitation with you anywhere you go.

Having a rubbing alcohol helps in eliminating germs and other bacteria that you might have gotten while holding door knobs, that handle bar inside the jeepney, and other places in which you could get bacteria that will do you no good.

 

Hand Sanitizer

Have a hand sanitizer with you, just to make sure. After you’ve applied rubbing alcohol to your hands, finish it up with a couple of drops or sprays of a hand sanitizer for total bacteria killing power. (Gabriel Bumanglag)

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7 Signs Your Pee Problems Are Actually Kidney Stones – Infographic

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11 Bizarre Factors That Increase Your Risk Of Heart Disease – Infographic

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Pabasa sa Nutrisyon: Fight Against Malnutrition Through Education

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Pabasa sa Nutrisyon, an advocacy started a decade ago, has helped fight malnutrition in Basay, Negros Oriental. The advocacy helped the undernutrition rate of Basay drop from 10.6 to 8.1 in 2017.

Dr. Jacqueline Ann Valencia spearheaded this advocacy in 2008 and gained support from all of the 10 barangays in the municipality and made the advocacy a part of their health campaign. Slowly but surely, this helped reduce the malnutrition rate of Basay.

Pabasa sa Nutrisyon’s goal is to fight hidden hunger and malnutrition by educating the parents of malnourished children, pregnant and lactating women, and other family members. Pabasa sa Nutrisyon is a fun learning activity where parents are encouraged to read aloud the portions of the Nutri-Guide and share personal experiences on related topics. Different exercises, demonstrations, and games are among the activities in the Pabasa sa Nutrition which help parents understand the importance of right nutrition and the dangers of malnutrition on their children.

According to PHN/MNPC Shellane Tubio, “Pabasa sa Nutrisyon have an impact to the parents of the malnourished children because in this way they gained knowledge and skills in giving proper health and nutrition care to their family members. Even though there is no assurance that all parents who attended the sessions apply what they have learned, at least we public health workers made an effort to make a change in the health and nutrition habits of our participants.”

The municipality of Basay, Negros Oriental believes that the campaign helped in the fight against malnutrition and will continue to educate and promote proper nutrition to the residents. (Aljun Cainghog/NNC7)

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NNC 7 Pushes HCFP to Help ECCD F1K Program

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The National Nutrition Council Region 7 (NNC 7) pushes Home and Community Food Production (HCFP) to help the Early Childhood Care and Development in the First 1000 Days (ECCD F1K) program. The HCFP helps participants produce food and promote food security in different participating municipalities in the Province of Cebu.

According to Tuburan MNAO Dr. Carmina Jemma C. Faunillan “Pushing for HCFP empowers communities to produce their own food and ensure food security in the household.”

Distribution of garden tools and materials have started in Dalaguete, Santa Fe, and Tuburan. The creation of home and community gardens commenced. The HCFC component was also included in the ongoing nutrition education classes in the barangays.

“We hope to see a sustainable and abundant produce in the gardens we established. We also look forward that these gardens will really help our beneficiaries to improve food security in their households.” Dr. Faunillan further reiterated.

Among the activities conducted in the ECCD F1K target areas include distribution of gardening tools and materials, lectures on basic gardening techniques, and establishment of home and community gardens.

About 1,784 families from the 3 pilot areas are part of the ECCD F1K program initiated by NNC 7.

Said program works with the aim to reduce mortality and morbidity rates among children 0-23 months old; reduce the prevalence of stunting and wasting among children 0-23 months old; and increase the percentage of children 0-23 months old meeting developmental milestones. (Aljun Cainghog/NNC7)

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