• LGU affords livestock, poultry medical services for free
    WESTBROOK, ME - APRIL 17: Meghan Flanagan inspects a goat's eye before performing an ultrasound to determine if its pregnant at Smiling Hill Farm in Westbrook, ME on Friday, April 17, 2015. (Photo by Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer)

    MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, September 8 (PIA) — The local government unit in Mambajao is extending preventive and curative services to protect livestock and poultry animals from diseases.

    It conducted regular house-to-house vaccination and vaccinated 1,270 cattles, 468 carabaos, 2,052 swine, 1,120 goats, and 49 poultry animals, as of June this year. 

    The Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) said they have reached around 2,373 farming families and another 4,080 families for deworming/defluking, and castration.

    The program also comprises of examinations for animal health services such as fecal and semen examinations.

    This year, PVO also administered iron/vitamin injections to boost physical health of the animals. (JCV/PIA 10)

    Camiguin targets to curb malnutrition rate to 3% in 2016



    MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, August 25 (PIA) – The provincial leadership here issued a strong policy pronouncement to reduce malnutrition rate to three percent among under-five children (0-71 months) in 2016.

    Governor Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo uttered the commitment during the recent conduct of the Monitoring and Evaluation of Local Level Plan Implementation (MELLPI) on nutrition, in which the province, including two towns and five barangays we’re subjected to the evaluation conducted by the Regional Nutrition Evaluation Team (RNET).

    Camiguin reported an improved nutritional status of underweight and severely underweight children, based on the Operation Timbang (OPT) or weighting result, the province noted a 7.15 percent malnutrition rate in 2012 to only 5.88 percent in 2014.

    Romualdo noted that it would had been easier to target lower than three percent, if the data does not include the other side face of malnutrition, which is obesity.

    When it comes to over nutrition, Camiguin reflected a 1.03 percent rate, ranking 4thin the region. Lanao del Norte with 1.80 percent, Misamis Occidental with 1.59percent, Misamis Oriental with 1.11percent and Bukidnon with .54 percent.

    The rates are all increasing except for the province as it reflected .03percent decrease from 2013.

    To achieve its target, the provincial and municipal LGUs have been initiating various program in support to nutrition from learning sessions to feeding, and livelihood assistance to priority families with identified malnourished children. (JCV/PIA10)


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