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Health office launches 'Nutrition on Wheels'

Posted: April 30, 2012 at 4:15 pm


Sunday, April 29, 2012

THE Zamboanga City Health Office (CHO) has launched Nutrition on Wheels, an outreach program intended to empower communities through proper nutrition.

The program is another innovation adopted by the CHO headed by Dr. Rodel Agbulos to advance its vision of Un Ciudad sin Enfermedad (A city without sickness).

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Mayor Celso Lobregat, together with Agbulos and his staff of the Nutrition Division, spearheaded the launching of the program on Thursday highlighted by a feeding program for young children at the CHO compound in Pettit Barracks.

They were joined by Councilors Benjamin Guingona III, Rodolfo Lim and Myra Paz Abubakar.

Agbulos said his offices mobile van will be used to visit rural areas to conduct feeding programs and information campaigns on good nutrition for people of all ages.

Agbulos said he program is primarily aimed to eliminate malnutrition in the city.

At least 10 villages have been identified as top 10 in malnutrition problem with the village of Pasobolong as number one in the list.

The Nutrition Division of the CHO will conduct feeding programs, information drives and check on the nutrition problem in each of the citys barangays through the use of the mobile van, Agbulos said.

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