Contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of promoting good health and wellbeing by reducing the maternal and neonatal mortality ratio, MDFI conducts its Smart Parenting activity teaching women about responsible parenthood, childcare, women’s health and hygiene.
Benefiting from this activity were 186 women from Valenzuela City. Aside from the lectures, free screening for blood sugar, blood pressure and bone density were also done. One of the participants, Dhang Soriano, shared, “napaka-ganda po at marami kayong natutulungan…share po namin yung aming natutunan sa mga kasama namin sa church” [it was nice that you were able to help a lot of people…will share what we’ve learned with our churchmates].
The activity is a collaboration with the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Commission on Population, and the Population Management Office of Valenzuela City. Support from Asia Brewery, Colgate Palmolive, Johnson & Johnson, Medical Center Trading Corporation, Philusa and Unilever added to the success of the activity.
MDFI launched today its KidSigla supplemental feeding program at Bagbaguin Elementary School in Meycauayan, Bulacan, in partnership with the Department of Education, Kabisig ng Kalahi, Alaska Milk and Nestle.
The program will benefit 30 undernourished schoolchildren who will enjoy nutritional meals prepared for them during the school days. Their nutritional status will be monitored regularly over six months to ensure that they overcome their malnutrition and poor health for perfect school attendance.
Conducted at Caloocan High School, MDFI screened 139 residents of Caloocan City South for non-communicable diseases (NCD), identifying 75 as potential NCD cases: 39 obesity, 31 hypertension and 5 diabetes; and 81 as confirmed NCD cases: 40 obesity, 33 hypertension and 8 diabetes. All cases were referred to volunteer doctors for proper management. A lay forum provided preventive health and healthy lifestyle tips to help potential cases from progressing into full-blown cases.
The Department of Social Welfare (DSWD) NCR, Caloocan City government, healthcare professional volunteers, Mercury Drug volunteers, Colgate & Palmolive, Medical Center Trading Corp., Nestle, Pascual Consumer Healthcare and Philusa partnered with MDFI for the Bantay Kalusugan-Alamin at Sugpuin activity.
Four Pharmacy students from Emilio Aguinaldo College (Manila), University of Makati, and St. Paul University Philippines (Tuguegarao) were awarded full scholarships for school year 2019-2020. Aside from full financial support for tuition and miscellaneous school fees, MDFI will also provide each scholar with monthly allowances to cover food and transportation expenses. Photo shows the scholars with MDFI
MDFI brings 28 wards of Kuya Center for Street Children to Museo Pambata today. The children toured the educational museum where they learned more about the human body, role playing, outer space and astronomy, Philippine history and taking care of the environment. They also participated in activities such as storytelling and arts and crafts to culminate the tour.
This activity is part of MDFI’s Share Joy program which helps enrich the lives of underprivileged children to experience educational entertainment and gain applied knowledge outside of the classroom.
For the third time, MDFI renews its commitment to donate P20 million worth of medicines and medical supplies to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for the benefit of its more than 170,000 members.
Signing the memorandum of agreement confirming the details of the donation were AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Benjamin R. Madrigal Jr. and MDFI Trustee Jess P. Mangrobang. In their messages during the short ceremony, Mr. Mangrobang reiterated MDFI’s commitment to help ensure the health and well-being of AFP members in recognition of their heroic dedication for our country’s safety and protection, while Gen. Madrigal expressed AFP’s appreciation of MDFI’s support and recognition of the services and sacrifices of our soldiers.
One hundred seven (107) previously malnourished students of Hulo Elementary School in Pillila, Rizal; Bagbaguin Elementary School in Meycauayan City, Bulacan; Lucban Elementary School-2 in Lucban, Quezon; and Tagaran Elementary School in Cauayan City, Isabela, are now in good health. Over a six-month period, the children were provided with nutritional meals during school days, and their health condition was monitored with the assistance of the Department of Education and MDFI partner Kabisig ng Kalahi.
MDFI’s KidSigla feeding program enables children to overcome poor health, malnutrition and hunger, helping them maintain regular school attendance and focus on their studies.
Volunteers of MDFI, with the assistance of District IV SK Federation of Quezon City, assisted some 750 families severely affected by a huge fire that broke out last March 20 in Brgy. Damayan Lagi. Purified drinking water was distributed to the affected families to help alleviate the acute water crisis.
MDFI’s Operation Bigay Lunas provided free medical consultations, medicines and various health services to 19,495 constituents of Muntinlupa City; Pateros; San Mateo, Rizal; Antipolo City; Calamba City; San Miguel, Bulacan; Legazpi City; Malasiqui, Pangasinan; Cebu City and Dipolog City in a simultaneous outreach on March 1, 2019.
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