Breastfeeding is the most important means of ensuring infants and children attain good nutrition. Complementary foods fortified with micronutrient powder canbe introduced at six months of age. Kahandaan at Nutrisyon, a forum on addressing malnutrition during emergencies organized by Children International Manila, highlights the importance of fortifyying foods with micronutrients and details how to use and access the food supplements.
Children International Philippines receives a grant from Children’s Hour for the expansion of programming for the protection of children. Some US7000 was awarded by Children’s Hour for Keeping Children Safe Through Personal Safety Lessons. This project will be implemented by the Manila field office.
Children International Philippines and Clean the World kicked off an initiative to promote proper hygiene by educating children on the importance of washing their hands properly and distributing bars of bath soap.