“Measles continues to kill children around the world and rubella is the leading infectious cause of congenital malformations in newborn infants. These are avoidable tragedies,” says Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director in a teleconference with the Measles and Rubella (MR) Initiative experts last April 24, 2012.

Undernutrition is one of the conditions that falls under the category of malnutrition. The latter develops in an individual as a result of insufficient food intake and lack of proper nutrients in the body.

 
Health Secretary Enrique Ona delivers the message of President Benigno S. Aquino during the 162 to 52 Summit: Accelerating Impact on Maternal and Child Health through Local Health System Development at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC)

“With just three years left, the Philippines is behind the target maternal mortality ratio. All sectors, both in the private and public fields, from government partners and civil society, can unite to attain MDG 5,” said President Benigno S. Aquino III in his message delivered by Health Secretary Enrique Ona during the 162 to 52 Summit: Accelerating Impact on Maternal and Child Health through Local Health System Development at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) last April 20, 2012.

The President emphasized the role of local government units (LGUs) in taking the lead towards the attainment of Millennium Development

“Due to national malaria control efforts, there has been a 53 percent drop in malaria cases in the country for the past 10 years,” said Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Enrique T. Ona.

“It is important to come up with updated and accurate data on the real number of mothers who died due to inadequate pre- and post- natal to achieve the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5, improving maternal health,” stressed Health Secretary Enrique Ona during the press conference of the 162 to 52 Health Summit last April 20, 2012 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).