NUTRITION PROFILE OF CHILDREN IN CENTRAL VISAYAS REGION
34 in every 100 preschool-age children (0-5 years old) are underweight; about 66 in every 100 are normal; and about 5 in every 1000 are overweight based on the International Reference Standards.
3 in every 10 children (6 months to 5 years) are afflicted with iron deficiency anemia.
5 in every 10 children (6 months to 5 years) have low to deficient vitamin A levels.
4 in every 10 children ( 6 to 12 years) have moderate to severe iodine deficiency disorders.
Printed by the United Nations Children's Fund, October 2000
The World Health Report 2006 - Working together for health
The World Health Report 2006 - Working together for health contains an expert assessment of the current crisis in the global health workforce and ambitious proposals to tackle it over the next ten years, starting immediately. The report reveals an estimated shortage of almost 4.3 million doctors, midwives, nurses and support workers worldwide. The shortage is most severe in the poorest countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, where health workers are most needed. Focusing on all stages of the health workers' career lifespan from entry to health training, to job recruitment through to retirement, the report lays out a ten-year action plan in which countries can build their health workforces, with the support of global partners.
Proper storage of food is an important part of reducing the risk of food poisoning. Some foods must be stored in the fridge and eaten within a short space of time; other foods, such as flour, pulses, canned foods and many others last much longer and can be stored at room temperature. But even dried foods have limits on their storage time. So watch out for storage instructions and make sure you always store foods:
"We are guilty of many errors and many faults, but our worst crime is abandoning the children, neglecting the foundation of life. Many of the things we need can wait. The child cannot. Right now is the time his bones are being formed, his blood is being made and his senses are being developed. To him we cannot answer "Tomorrow". His name is "Today"." Gabriela Mistral, 1948