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CAMPAIGN N EW S T R A I L U P DAT E S O N T H E C H N C A M PA I G N I N T H E P H I L I P P I N E S Volume 2 Issue 1 October-March 2013 INSIDE THIS ISSUE GLOBAL CAMPAIGN Philippines raises 113,101 hands 2 GALLERY Global Week of Action 2012 3 NATIONAL CAMPAIGN Partners commit to take action on Nutrition 4 What is the SUN Movement? 4 CHILD NUTRITION CHN focuses campaign on child nutrition 5 NNC Technical Committee approves 2013 Nutrition Month theme 6 saving the babies T 7 ADVOCATE SPEAKS Breastfeeding empowers you Nutrition talk caps GWA for children to survive 5 he well-supported Child Health Now Global Week of Action in the Philippines was capped with the launching of the World Vision and Save the Children report, Nutrition Barometer: Gauging National Responses to Undernutrition, sending the message that child survival is largely dependent on government’s commitment and support from various sectors. FEATURED PRACTICES Caring for mothers, Assistant Secretary Enrique Tayag of the Department of Health (left) joins Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy and Dr. Jacqueline Kitong of WHO in answering questions of media during the presscon that followed the Nutrition Barometer Results. Photo by Lorenzo Tabora. 8 LOCAL CAMPAIGN 9 Campaign milestones Local partners plan for behavior change 10 “Give DOH three years and we will make it sound-sound,” says Dr. Eric Tayag of the Department of Health, referring to improving Philippine commitment for children’s nutritional status as it fared frail in this criteria, but scored with “sound outcomes” in the Nutrition Barometer report. The Nutrition Barometer report, jointly undertaken and published by World Vision International and Save the Children, measures for the first time political and economic commitments to tackle children malnutrition in a group of 36 high-burden countries, including the Philippines. (continued on page 4)

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