“How I can help maintain the health of my child?” asked one of the fathers at Rorogagus East Transitory Site in Marawi City yesterday during a Nutrition Sensitization Orientation conducted by our Iligan team.
Both mothers and fathers actively participated in the discussions. Since the facilitator highlighted men’s contribution and influence in ensuring the proper health of their children, the fathers volunteered to practice taking MUAC measurements of children and pregnant & lactating women (PLWs).
Funded by Sida – Styrelsen för Internationellt Utvecklingssamarbete, the activity focused on detecting malnutrition through the use of Mid-Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) tape. The attendees were enlightened of the fact that through this simple assessment, a child can be saved from the negative consequences of malnutrition through early detection.
𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝗻𝘂𝘁𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 & 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵: