Beng seeks CSO’s support to maternal, child care programs PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 20 November 2015 11:57

By VIC LARATO

Mayor Beng Climaco yesterday called on partner agencies and other stakeholders to support the city government in its maternal and child health care program through proper nutrition.

“We would like to solicit your support as we campaign for mothers and children in the city that they will be given better nutrition by ensuring that we practice proper maternal-child health,” Climaco urged participants of the Civil Society Organizations Consortium (CSO) Consortium at the Garden Orchid Hotel.

She said maternal health begins with proper nutrition so that her baby will grow healthy and become productive citizen of Zamboanga.

The chief executive added that proper nutrition is also vital for the eradication of diseases.

“Let’s begin with ourselves,” she said. “At a certain age,” she continued, “we must know that everything must come in moderation. We must not overeat, we should not overwork and we should not overlook certain things. Everything has to be moderate.”

The CSO Consortium was initiated by the City Health Office with the support from the ACF International, Unicef, City Nutrition Committee and other stakeholders.

It is in line with the good governance and advocacy for health and nutrition programs, seeking support for the implementation of upcoming and future interventions in solving identified problems related to nutrition and health in the city.— Vic Larato