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Health: Top priority in NegOr

By Julien Marie S. Piñero

NEGROS Oriental Governor Roel Ragay Degamo prioritizes health among his other programs in the province. The governor emphasized this during his speech in the annual Nutrifit Walk last July 10 held in observance of Nutrition Month.

Degamo also highlighted the Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (BEmONC) or Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (CEmONC), a program that supervises women during labor and delivery, as well as postnatal mothers and babies.

This program is in line with this year’s theme “First 1000 days ni baby pahalagahan para sa malusog na kinabukasan” which focuses on the first 1000 days of life from conception to the second birthday of the child.

It also aims to create awareness on the importance of proper infant and young child feeding practices, particularly exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months and giving appropriate complementary food after six months while continuing breastfeeding.

Students from Silliman University (SU) and other schools in Dumaguete, who participated in the annual event, carried nutrition-promoting slogans as they walked from Looc Bypass to Freedom Park.

The City Nutrition Council, the organizer of the event, also included Zumba exercises in the program.

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