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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

VYLH-Philippines joins Buntis Day 2015

Photo: POGS-Southern Mindanao Chapter




Held in separate locations, VYLH-Philippines joined the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (POGS) in celebrating the 12th Buntis Day across the country. The network considers "Buntis Day" as an ideal avenue in promoting the network's advocacies since it gathers hundreds of pregnant women. During the event, VYLH-Philippines volunteers were given the opportunity to give some freebies and informational materials on the importance of folic acid supplementation and newborn screening  to the participants.

As mandated by Presidential Proclamation 569, the National Day for Pregnant Women aims to promote the needs of pregnant women in order to have a healthier pregnancy. This objective is also reflected to this year's theme, "Kadakilaan at Malasakit ng Ina: Tulay sa Magandang Kinabukasan". The annual event also aims to recognize all pregnant women who are considered heroes in their own right as they bring and nurture another life into the world.

This year marks the fourth year of VYLH-Philippines' participation to the Buntis Day. The network first participated in this annual celebration in 2012 which coincided with the successful attempt of the Philippines, led by POGS to obtain the Guinness World Record on the Largest Prenatal Class held in multiple locations.

Davao City (POGS Southern Mindanao Chapter)
March 8, 2015

Cebu City (POGS Cebu Chapter)
March 10, 2015

Iloilo City (POGS Panay Chapter) 
March 10, 2015

Manila (POGS BAYCOG/Bayside Council in Obstetrics and Gynecology)
March 10, 2015

Lipa City, Batangas (POGS Southern Tagalog)
March 10, 2015

Los Banos, Laguna (Municipal Government of Los Banos/POGS Southern Tagalog)
March 11, 2015

Acknowledgements:

  • POGS Chapters and our contact persons: Dr. Amelita Jover (BAYCOG), Dr. Fritzie Tenorio (Lipa/POGS-STC); Dr. Luz Cambonga (POGS-Cebu); (POGS-SMC); (POGS-Panay)
  • Newborn Screening Center Visayas 
  • Newborn Screening Center Mindanao
  • Municipal Health Office of Los Banos, Laguna 
  • VYLH-Philippines volunteers and Secretariat: Katrina Gurro, Robin Charles Ramos, Aple Dowanie Tadlas (Davao); Emil Martin Pelias (Cebu); Floyd Edrea, Anna Leah Millares (Iloilo), Elaine Dimayuga (Lipa City, Batangas), Rufus Adducul, Maris Cura, Mark Tulisana, Marian Teresa Cuenca (Manila); Kraniel Papera, Jerome Florendo (Los Banos, Laguna)
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Monday, March 09, 2015

Give your baby a GREAT start!

Infographic on healthy choices for expectant mothers from the March of Dimes.

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