LGU Balaoan grabs Best Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Nutrition (MNCHN) Implementer Award for 2016
LGU Balaoan was awarded for the second year in a row as one of the Best LGU MNCHN Implementers of La Union for 2016 during the Pammadayawti DOH held at Oasis Country Resort on December 2, 2016. It shares this award with two other municipalities of La Union-Naguilian and Burgos.
This recognition proves that LGU Balaoanis totally committed to promote, protect and safeguard the health of both mother and child. About 10 years ago, Balaoanhas passed the Contraceptive Self-Rreliance Ordinance which guarantees a yearly allocation for contraceptives for mothers who desire to practice Family Planning. Our Birthing Clinic which is both Philhealth-accredited and DOH licensed operates 24/7 to serve the people of Balaoan and is manned by BEmONC (Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care) trained health professionals. Likewise, LGU Balaoanis a strong Breastfeeding advocate to the extent that provision of a Breastfeeding station at the Municipal Building and at the Municipal Health Office are currently on the pipeline.
LGU Balaoan has maintained a Zero Maternal Death Rate, 100% Facility-Based Delivery with 100% Birth Attendant by a Skilled Health professional and an 80% Contraceptive Prevalence rate for the past 3 years.