Child Rescue: Severely Acute Malnourished

October 15, 2022

Working together on the weekends to identify, enroll, and rehab the child and refer cases with complication to an Inpatient Therapeutic Care Facility (ITCF).

A house visitation of a Severely Acutely Malnourished (SAM) child at Brgy. Caras-an, Tago, Surigao Del Sur was conducted by Ms. Rose Marie N. Pahit, RND of the Provincial Governor's Office-Nutrition Office, Ms. Rebecca Y. Loren, RND of the Provincial Health Office, Ms. Ana Valerie A. Rodrigo, RND, and Ms. Riza Langres, RN of the Provincial Department of Health-Surigao del Sur. During the aforementioned visit, the team did a nutrition assessment and counseling. This activity is under the Philippine Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (PIMAM) Program which aims to end severe acute malnutrition

The child is currently admitted and monitored by Adela Serra Ty Memorial Medical Center. Special thanks to Ms. Wyralin Fuentes, RND of ASTMMC, and Ms. Hershe Nuñez, RSW-PSWDO for the technical assistance.