This World Health Day, Family Comes First!
Last Thursday April 7, World Health Day was commemorated. I always believe that prevention is better than cure, that’s why I’m trying my best to give what’s best for my family.
With this, Safeguard launches Health Watch, a lecture series aimed to equip Filipino moms with the information and the skills that they need to continue to keep their family healthy.
Every year, World Health Day is a reminder that health should come first. While every mom continues to think about health, the fact remains that there is still so much more that can be done to improve the health of every family and the nation.
A mommy bloggers event was held at Romulo Cafe at Jupiter Street in Makati.
UNICEF shared figures about the State of Filipino Children’s Health. According to a report entitled “A Decade of Tracking Progress for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Survival” conducted in 2015, the Philippines is among 26 countries which have contributed to 80% of global deaths of children under 5 years old.
A report by A Promise Renewed cited that 3 out of 100 children under 5 years old in the Philippines die due to neonatal health conditions (45%), pneumonia (18%), and diarrhea (7%). As any mom would know, any child’s death is one death too many – particularly when some of these deadly diseases are easily prevented through the simple act of handwashing.
Handwashing with soap and water helps reduce the incidence of diarrhea among children by up to 50% and respiratory illnesses such as pneumonia by up to 25%. Among infants, handwashing has also helped reduce infections, which constitute 16% of neonatal conditions.
Also a representative from the Philippine Red Cross were also there to give lecture on how to give proper first aid treatment.
Wounds are often the primary entry point of germs and bacteria, thus, wound care is considered a crucial step in disease prevention. We moms need to remember that before we treat our kids wound we need to remember to wash our hands
Whether it’s a serious disease like diarrhea on everyday complaint like a new wound from playing outdoors, moms always have to be on alert to keep their family protected.