DAVAO CITY Adding to the various interventions that the United Nations World Food Program (UNWFP) is extending to Compostela Valley is the P2-million support to the Provincial Nutrition Program with Governor Arturo T. Uy as the Provincial Nutrition Council Chair.
A memorandum of agreement (MOA) signing on a Tripartite Agreement was recently done at the capitol with Uy representing the PLGU; UN WFP Mindanao Operation Head Masanobo Horie representing UN WFP Country Director Aomo Asaka Nyangara and; DOH Region XI Director Dr. Abdullah B. Dumama Jr. for the Department of Health.
Witnessing the event were Asst. Provincial Planning & Development Officer Raymundo Pajarito who is the Provincial Nutrition Action Officer at the same time; Provincial Health Officer Dr. Renato Basañes; Mr. Leo Dominador Fajardo- Head of Mission of the UNICEF- Davao; Asst. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Georgie Arvin Legaspi; Provincial Economic Enterprise & Management Officer Dr. John Edward Coloma and; Nutritionist-Dietician Perpetua R. Labadia of the Center for Health Development (CHD)- DOH Region XI.
In the said Tripartite Agreement, the UN-WFP shall give an additional support of P2.0 Million to ComVal to continue its implemented Nutrition Management in Emergency Situation Project through the Provincial Nutrition Council at the typhoon hard-hit Municipalities: New Bataan, Compostela, Monkayo, Montevista, and Laak. On the other hand, the provincial government shall allocate P717,166.80 as a counterpart.
Aside from the P2.0 Million, the UN-WFP will also give 464,760 kilos of rice; 46,476 kilos of mongo beans; and an additional 1,024 boxes of Ready to Use Supplementary Foods (RUSF) for Moderately Acute Malnutrition (MAM). These will be given to about 11,619 typhoon Pablo victims where 9,619 of them are lactating mothers and the other 2,000 are children who are 6 months up to 59 months of age. (PNA)