PALO, LEYTE – Fourteen Members of the Regional Nutrition Cluster (RNCl) in Eastern Visayas region attended a reorientation of functions during its 1st Quarter Regional Nutrition Cluster Meeting conducted on April 15, 2019 at the Department of Education- National Educators Academy of the Philippines (DepEd-NEAP) Training Center, Palo, Leyte.
Dr. Fidelita D. Dico, Health and Management Staff (HEMS) Manager of the Department of Health (DOH) shared and discussed the Department of Health Personnel Order No. 20017-249-A, entitled, Amendment to Department Personnel Order 2007-2492 dated 30 August 2007 regarding the “Creation of the Health Cluster with Sub-Clusters on Nutrition, WASH, and Health”. DOH Nutrition Manager Felecita Borata elaborated that in the order, the cluster shall coordinate with other development partners for food and non-food items, provision of nutritional requirements of the general population and vulnerable groups through nutrition assessment, infant and young child feeding, food assistance, management of acute malnutrition, and micronutrient supplementation.
In 2014, right after the onslaught Super Typhoon Yolanda, a Regional Nutrition Committee (RNC) Resolution was approved for the creation of the Eastern Visayas Regional Nutrition Cluster (RNCl) and was amended in 2016 including now to twenty-two members of the Nutrition Cluster from government and non-governmental organization.