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OPLAN BUSOG CONTINUES (Updates for November to December 2018)

  • As of January 6, 2019, 4 children remain underweight. From a malnutrition rate of 12% as of November 2018, it is now down to 2%.
  • Highlights for this exposure include an eight-week feeding program using a peanut-based ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) as seen in the photo above.

Fatima Erika Ayessa R. Ingkoh

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OPLAN Pag-ASA: Pag-Aksyon Sa Alta-presyon

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Hypertension continues being one of the top morbidity cases in Sinai, Sergio Osmeña, Zamboanga del Norte. The group continues on promoting proper lifestyle changes the hypertensives could adapt in their daily lives.

This November-December, the group were able to update the status of the 112 hypertensives based on the JNC 8 guidelines. 72 residents have uncontrolled hypertension while 17 individuals have controlled hypertension and 111 are prehypertensives. Only 52 are currently taking medications but a lot of them are mainly low adherent.

-Jayvalikka

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ADOLESCENT HEALTH UPDATES FROM NOVEMBER TO DECEMBER 2018

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Medical students are seen here discussing about the proposed conversion of the old barangay hall to the MediSinai Wellness Center. In the meeting, the medical students proposed the conversion of rooms within the structure to cater pregnant mothers, children, adolescents, and out-of-school youth. In the proposal, the first floor will be converted into a room where the assigned midwife and nurse of Barangay Sinai will conduct health teachings, immunization, and pre-natal check-ups. Also, the second floor will also be converted as a classroom for the out-of-school youth currently enrolled in DepEd’s “Alternative Learning System” program.

 

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Medical students conducted a meeting where they presented the budget proposal and the tentative floor plan to a representative of the Local Government Unit of Sergio Osmeña. In the meeting, the local government unit addressed the issue about funding and initially decided to provide Php 11,000 for the initial renovation of the old barangay building.

 

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Presenting a project proposal and floor plan draft to LGU and RHU.

Medical students conducted a meeting with the Rural Health Unit about the proposed plan to converting the old barangay building in barangay Sinai into an accredited adolescent friendly facility. In the meeting, the medical students asked the rural health unit on requirements for accreditation of an adolescent friendly facility which the rural health unit complied by providing the monitoring checklist for the Level 1 accreditation for an adolescent friendly facility and voiced out their support for said facility.

 

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Consulting to a trained adolescent health care provider on the functions and practices of the Adolescent Health and Development Program.

The medical students with the aid of the RHU and one of its trained adolescent health care provider, conducted an orientation about the function and practice of the Adolescent health and development program. The RHU also provided the medical students with a copy of the manual entitled “Healthy Young Ones” which was created to guide health care providers on how to provide appropriate health care to adolescents.

 

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Coordinate with DOH for acquisition of adolescent health-related IEC materials.

In order to push the Department of Health’s agenda on the Adolescent Health and Development Program, the medical students reached out to the provincial office of the Department of Health to be partners in the effort to bringing adolescent health in Barangay Sinai. The provincial office of the Department of Health will be tasked in accrediting the soon to rise MediSinai Wellness Center that will be tasked in delivering health care to this age group.

Consult the Provincial office of the Department of Health (DOH) regarding the accreditation process for an Adolescent-friendly facility.

The medical students consulted with the provincial office of the department of health (DOH) regarding the accreditation process for an adolescent friendly facility. The office gave the medical students the memorandum letter from the DOH about prioritizing the AHDP within the Region IX. Also, the office gave monitoring checklist to the medical students in order to guide them on the requirements for the accreditation of a adolescent friendly facility.

 

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Conduction series of focus group discussion on topics regarding marriage, teenage pregnancy, and availing of health services.

A series of focus group discussions were initiated by the medical students to gather data about the overall idea on adolescent mothers’ thoughts and experiences on pre-natal care and delivery as well as other health-related services. This was initiated so that the medical students can create programs that can cater the increasing numbers of teenage pregnancy within the community.

WACS (Vlog)

Waste ananlysis and characterization study (WACS) in coordination with the barangay council and MENRO. Last November 10-12, 2018.

3 day activity of solid waste management at barangay Sinai, Sergio Osmeña, Zamboanga del Norte. 

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OPLAN BUSOG: Batang Undernourished Sagipin at Busogin

Malnutrition among children 0-71 months in the barangay is slowly resolving. Indeed, slowly but surely, we are achieving our goal of improving the nutritional status of children in Sinai.

For September to October 2018, activities done include:

  • Mass Weight and Height Taking
    • 17 among the 110 children remain to be underweight and severely underweight.

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  • Handwashing Action Song in Sinai Daycare
  • Lobbying for Sinai Daycare Comfort Room Construction
  • Communal Garden Planning

Future plans involve an eight-day feeding program with a locally-prepared peanut-based Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food for malnourished children.

Alone, we can do so much but together, we can do so much more.

Fatima Erika Ayessa Ingkoh

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Handwashing Activity (Vlog)

Hand washing activity at Barangay Sinai, Sergio Osmeña- Day care Center

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OPLAN PAG-Aksyon Sa Altapresyon

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Team MediSinai has re-surveyed 149 households and was able to take the blood pressure of 223 individuals. Among the 223 individuals, 84 individuals were identified with pre-hypertensive blood pressure, 32 individuals with stage 1 hypertension and 54 individuals are considered to be with stage 2 hypertension.

This exposure, the group was able to meet with the core group and had a retraining on proper blood pressure taking. Some of the members were new, because the group decided to switch members due to their lack of compliance to the responsibilities. This time around, the members were asked to sign a contract stating their roles and responsibilities. They were even introduced to the people during the FDS meeting last October 3, 2018.

Another plan to control hypertension is to change or rather, improve their diet. The group decided to create a communal garden per purok. This was proposed to the barangay officials and was given a go signal. The group then visited the Department of Agriculture, Provincial office, to acquire seeds and other help they could offer. The group then inquired about vermicasting to be done in partnership with the Solid Waste Management health plan to better re-use biodegradable waste other than just dumping it in a compost pit.

Future plans include distribution of BP monitoring booklets and having a pill count for identifies hypertensives. Cooking demonstrations in partnership with the Malnutrition health plan will also be done to encourage hypertensives to cook a balanced meal with lesser salt, and basically present the DASH diet. Herbal plants would also be discussed and which of these are DOH-approved. Proper preparation will also be discussed.

Overall, hypertension is one of the problems that all communities face. Until the next update!

-Jayvalikka

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OPLAN: PaWaR (PIGILAN at WAKASAN ang RABIES)

OPLAN: PaWaR (PIGILAN at WAKASAN ang RABIES

rabies4These are the following activities done during our recent community exposure:

There was a meeting conducted with Barangay Captain on his plans about the dog population management for the whole barangay Sinaiand also a meeting with the barangay council about the plans and activities on the upcoming mass vaccination at the barangay Sinai for the year 2018 in coordination with the Department of Agriculture.

Theacquisition of video lectures, soft copies of pamphlets and posters about rabies prevention and responsible pet owners was done in collaboration with the MHO. We also discuss about the recent updates on nimal bite cases in sergio osmenia and specially in our barangay.

Meeting with the DA about the updates on their data base of registered dogs which are vaccinated at year 2018
Our group also do a resurvey to update the registered vaccinated and non vaccinated dog through house to house as of September 2018 which we came up with a good result.

Our group is planning to have a project this coming exposure called “Belts for Pets” it aims to provide an improvise dog collars that will be given to the dog owners in the barangay. Posters of the project will be posted in selected universities for the acquisition of ols or used belts. This collars might help the us in controlling the numbers of stray dogs by following republic acts.

 

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ADOLESCENT HEALTH COMMUNITY HEALTH PLAN

Adolescence is a crucial period of psychological and biological changes, and only second to early childhood in the rate and extent of developmental change. A statement from the World Health Organization (WHO) Representative included that adolescents, like all people from all age groups, should be given every opportunity to realize their rights to attain the highest standards of health and well-being, so that they will contribute to greater social and economic development. It is not sufficient that they survive; they should be ensured health and well-being (thrive); and ensured an enabling environment so that they will lead productive lives (transform).

In April 2000, the Department of Health’s (DOH) Administrative Order 34-A, s. 2000 created the Adolescent and Youth Health Sub-program under the Children’s Health Cluster of the Family Health Office. It was followed in 2006 by the creation of a Technical Committee composed of government and non-government organizations who was tasked to revitalize the program.

The medical students aim to establish a collaborative approach in establishing, planning strategies, and forging linkages with different sectors to achieve its results. The solution is focused on improving the health status of adolescents,

In recent years, issues such as early pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, including HIV and AIDS, substance use disorders, violence, and mental illness threatened to derail the vision of adolescents becoming healthy and productive citizens of this country.

HEALTH PROBLEM: ABSENCE OF AN ADOLESCENT HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

General Objective: To establish a functional system that will initiate strategies of the of the Department of Health’s Adolescent Health and Development Program in Barangay Sinai, Sergio Osmena, Zamboanga del Norte by the year 2019

Objective Cues:

  • 151 Adolescents aged 10-19 as of October 2018
    • 17 are Out of School Youth
    • 48% are not aware of the Alternative Learning System
  • Absence of an adolescent health-based facility
  • Teenage pregnancy
  • Smokers
  • Alcoholic drinkers

Specific Objectives:

  1. To establish MediSinai Wellness Center, an accredited health-based facility for adolescents.
  2. To increase the number of Out of School Youth enrollees in the Alternative Leaning System.
  3. To increase smoking cessation for adolescents.
  4. To increase the knowledge and practices of adolescents regarding effects of alcohol consumption.
  5. To increase the knowledge of adolescents regarding consequences of drug use.
  6. To expand teenage pregnancy detection and referral.

STRATEGIES AND ACTIVITIES

STRATEGY 1: ESTABLISHMENT OF INTER-SECTORAL LINKAGES

  1. Present project proposal to the Municipal Health Officer (MHO)
  2. Coordinate with barangay officials about the proposed MediSinai Wellness Center.
  3. Consult the Department of Health (DOH) Region IX regarding the accreditation process for an Adolescent-friendly facility.
  4. Meet with the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) to gather suggestions for the program
  5. Organize a multisectoral working group for the development of AHDP.
  6. Collaborate with Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and Department of Education (DepEd) for the discussion of the present ALS and future plans

STRATEGY 2: CREATION OF MEDISINAI WELLNESS CENTER

  1. Conduct a fundraising activity to finance the creation of the Wellness Center.
  2. Present a project proposal to LGU and NGOs.
  3. Coordinate with DOH for acquisition of adolescent health-related IEC materials.
  4. Renovate the former Barangay hall into the MediSinai Wellness Center
  5. Establish schedule of activities for the Wellness Center.

STRATEGY 3: HEALTH EDUCATION

  1. Coordinate with the MHO and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) for assistance in Substance Abuse Symposium
  2. Gather adolescents for a focus group discussion on reproductive health topics.

January 2018 Update: Finding Solutions for Malnutrition

With a general objective to decrease the percentage of malnutrition among children ages 0 months to 71 months from 18.5% to 9% in Barangay Sinai, Municipality of Sergio Osmeña, Zamboanga del Norte, by the end of year 2019, the group continued activities against malnutrition for January 2018. These include the following:

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  • Coordination with DOST for mongo cereals. A communication letter was sent and a meeting was set at the Department of Science and Technology Regional Office in Zamboanga City. This is in line with the group’s request for mongo cereals to be distributed to identified malnourished children in September 2018.
  • Operation Timbang and Updating of Malnutrition Masterlist. Along with the new barangay nutrition scholar and the barangay health worker, the group conducted a weight and height monitoring among children 0-71 months. Vitamin A supplementation and distribution of milk packets from the municipal health office was also facilitated. As of January 2018, 12 among the 130 children aged 0-71 months remain to be malnourished.
  • Acquisition of seeds from Department of Agriculture for households with identified malnourished children. The group was able to acquire seeds for distribution in the barangay. These seeds include carrots, kangkong, okra and petchay. A set, which includes all four seeds, is given to each household with an identified malnourished child. This was then turned over to the barangay secretary.
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