Malnutrition continues to be a serious burden for Filipinos, especially among children and the country's poor population. This problem is once again brought to the forefront by a World Bank report that considers the current state of undernutrition in the Philippines as "a silent pandemic."
But the problem is not without solutions. A webinar being organized by PCPD, the World Food Programme Philippines, and the Zuellig Family Foundation will discuss past and present efforts of the country at the national, regional, and local levels to respond to malnutrition in the country.
The event has the the following speakers whose work and expertise have been shedding light on the issue or are responding to it:
- Dr. Martin Parreno, programme policy officer of WFP Philippines;
- Dr. Corazon Barba, professor emeritus of the Institute of Human Nutrition and Food University of the Philippines Los Baños;
- Undersecretary Rosemarie Edillon of the National Economic and Development Authority;
- Mayor Cielo Krisel Lagman-Luistro of Tabaco city, Albay; and
- Mayor Junaflor "Sweet" Cerilles of Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur.
Ms. Brenda Barton, country representative of WHP Philippines, will give a short message to welcome attendees. Dr. Marilen Danguilan, PCPD's executive director, and Dr. Anthony Faraon, ZFF's deputy executive director, will co-moderate the event.
The webinar is on August 20, Friday, at 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Registration is at https://bit.ly/SolusyonMalnutrisyon. It will also be livestreamed on Facebook @pcpd73.