Mother-Baby Friendly Philippines to Turn Over its Reporting Platform to DOH
Last August 2017, World Vision Development Foundation’s Mother-Baby Friendly Philippines (MBFP) project introduced three reporting platforms that seek to monitor compliance and non-compliance to Executive Order 51 (Philippine Milk Code of 1986), Republic Act 7600 (Rooming-In and Breastfeeding Act of 1992), and Republic Act 10028 (Expanded Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2009).
MBFP developed a website (mbfp.doh.gov.ph), a mobile application (MBF Ph), and a text mechanism (29290-6237). As of this writing, more than 60 reported violations have already been validated and are being acted upon by the concerned government agencies.
On August 5, 2018, the project team will officially turn over the platform to the Department of Health to host all of the three reporting channels. This will happen during Hakab Na, the annual gathering of breastfeeding mothers. More than 2,000 mothers and their companions will attend the said event in SMX Convention Center.
Top officials from the Department of Health are expected to come. World Vision’s directors and ambassadors will also grace the event. Various organizations will set up interactive booths for all the attendees.
After the turnover, MBFP project team will continue conducting series of trainings in the community to spread awareness about breastfeeding and breastfeeding-related laws.
World Vision/July 30, 2018
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