DSWD, DOH kick off implementation of project to address undernutrition in PH

MANILA, Philippines – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr., together with Department of Social and Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Rex Gatchalian and Department of Health (DOH) Officer-in-Charge Secretary Maria Rosario Singh-Vergeire, led the launching of the Philippine Multisectoral Nutrition Project (PMNP) aimed at addressing child undernutrition and stunting in the Philippines, on Wednesday, March 29, 2023. The PMNP is a four-year project, spearheaded by the DSWD and DOH, that will support the adoption of a multisectoral nutrition approach to deliver a package of nutrition- specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions, together with social behavior change and communication strategy, across various platforms of local government units (LGUs) in the country.

The project aims to increase the utilization of a package of nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions, as well as to improve key behaviors and practices known to reduce stunting – the impaired growth and development that children experience from poor nutrition, in the target LGUs.


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