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DOH-NCR and DZMM partner for 12th Buntis Congress

Written by Ms. Hermes Echiverri-Pascua
Published Newborn Screening
July-August 2014

The Department of Health–National Capital Region Office (DOH-NCR) once again teamed up with DZMM for the 12th Buntis Congress at the SM Megamall Megatrade Hall, Mandaluyong City, on June 7, 2014.

Buntis Congress is an annual event that gathers pregnant women and where mothers and would-be mothers listen to lectures about their health and the health of their babies.This year, topics in the congress include family planning, breastfeeding, and essential intrapartum newborn care including newborn screening, complications of pregnancy, and nutrition during pregnancy, among others. 

Mothers were also treated to games, raffle prizes, performances of guest artists. DOH-NCR gave away newborn screening lunch bags to the raffle winners. 

Members of the Volunteer Youth Leaders for Health–Philippines NCR were also present during the Buntis Congress. The youth leaders took this opportunity to educate the attendees on newborn screening and folic acid supplementation by distributing informational materials and freebies. 

Ms. Hermes Echiverri-Pascua is one of the Nurse Coordinators for NCR at the DOH-NCR Regional Office.
Photos Ms. Hermes Pascua and Rufus Thomas Adducul

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