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Quezon shares its maternity, child care program with Navotas officials

Sep 23, 2017 @ 4:41
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Officials of Navotas City have recently visited the Province of Quezon to personally learn how the latter’s health progam on the first 1,000 days of a child works.

Navotas officials met with Quezon Governor David Suarez on Sept. 20 to discuss the province’s First 1,000 Days of Life or Q1K program.

“Nagtungo sa lalawigan ng Quezon ngayong ika-20 ng Setyembre ang ilan sa mga kinatawan ng lokal na pamahalaan ng lungsod ng Navotas upang personal na makapanayam ang ama ng lalawigan na si Gob. David C. Suarez ukol sa ipinagmamalaking programa ng lalawigan na Quezon’s First 1,000 Days of Life o Q1K,” the provincial government said.

According to the Quezon official website, the Q1K is a program that intends to focus mainly on ensuring that the mother gets adequate information and health interventions during her pregnancy period.

“It begins from conception then continues until the child reaches 2 years old; acknowledging that the first 1000 days of a child’s life is the key to development and long term health,” said the provincial government.

It added that the goal of the program is reduce maternal and neonatal mortality, improve the quality of life through reduction of malnutrition in Quezon Province and generate behavioral change among parents and community in child rearing through various health services and strategies.

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