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NUTRITION CAUSAL ANALYSIS -LINK NCA- MASBATE PROVINCE, PHILIPPINES 2015

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The province of Masbate belongs to Bicol Region and is known to be one of the most needy provinces of the Philippines with a poverty incidence of and 44.2% (NSCB 2012). Child undernutrition remains to be a major public health issue in Bicol region with high rate of underweight, stunting and wasting (respectively 24.6%, 39.8% and 7.4% – NNS 2013). As the rest of the Philippines, the province is located along the typhoon belt in the Pacific and often impacted by typhoon of medium intensity. Its geographical location also contributes to its susceptibility of sea level rise, storm surges, flooding and drought what is believed to have an impact of farming and fishing livelihoods. In 2014, Acción Contra el Hambre (ACH/ACF) decided to develop actions in the four municipalities of Masbate having the poorest socio-economic indicators (Aroroy, Cawayan, Milagros and Monreal). Being new in the area, ACH implemented a Link NCA in those four municipalities to gather information regarding malnutrition mechanism and therefore, to be able to tackle the root causes of undernutrition. The study took place from September 2014 to January 2015.

More information: www.linknca.org / linknca@actioncontrelafaim.org

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