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The search is on for Butuan's Healthy Buntis

Search for Healthy Buntis now open in Butuan

The search is on for Butuan's Healthy Buntis
The search is on for Butuan’s Healthy Buntis

BUTUAN CITY, Philippines – Pregnant mothers from all over the province acquired essential knowledge on safe motherhood and newborn care at the Search for the Healthy Buntis of Agusan del Norte here.

Led by the Provincial Health Office (PHO) in partnership with the Department of Health Caraga Region, this year’s activity carries the theme, “Luwas nga Pagmapdos ug Pagpanganak Pangandaman ug Husto.”

PHO chief Dr. Elizabeth N. Campado said the event seeks to promote greater awareness among pregnant and “would be pregnant” mothers on maternal and infant health, Safe Pregnancy, Delivery and Post Partum Care.

Participants also gained knowledge on the importance of giving birth in accredited health facilities, being made aware of the risks of giving birth at home or in unlicensed facilities, among other requirements.

The program also featured selected pregnant women from all over the province who participated in the search for the healthiest buntis of Agusan del Norte, walking the ramp in their elegant attires.

Ms. Aime Leah D. Autor from the municipality of Carmen was awarded and crowned the Most Healthy Buntis of 2014.

Criselda Cabangon David, a happy mother of two kids, is a full-time Sociologist at the City Government of Lucena, Quezon Province. She is currently the Managing Editor of Ang Diaryo Natin Sunday News, a weekly local community newspaper in the Philippines and an active member of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines.