UNTV launches daily feeding program in Ghana Africa

admin   •   September 16, 2015   •   4623

UNTV Correspondent and MCGI African members seen serving food for the locals at a feeding program as part of UNTV’s 11th Anniversary celebration. (UNTV News)

GHANA, Africa —  The public service of UNTV has reached Africa in celebration of its 11th anniversary as the premier public service channel of the Philippines.

UNTV volunteers in Ghana conducted a daily feeding program for Liberian refugees who are deprived of their daily needs at the Buduburam Camp.

According to these refugees, the station’s project is a big help especially to people like them who oftentimes have no idea where their next meal will come from.

To say that the way of life in the camp is difficult is putting it mildly.  “Sometimes, we have no light for about one week. Sometimes no water; not even to take a bath,” shares Liberian refugee Victoria Barnor. “Kuya Daniel and UNTV, I pray to God to give you people long life so that what you people are doing to us will also be done to those people who are in need like us. Thanks be to God,” added Barnor.

The group’s feeding program reached as far as Liberia, which is one of the areas struck by the Ebola outbreak.

“The feeding program is a big help in improving the lives of families here and all the people surrounding us,” said Daniel Dwe, a feeding program recipient.  

 The recipients of UNTV’s public service in Liberia were thankful for its continuous support for people in need not only in the Philippines, but in other countries the station reaches as well. (UNTV News)

WHO approves first malaria vaccine, recommends use for children

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 7, 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) has approved the first malaria vaccine and has recommended its use among children.

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the use of this vaccine could save tens of thousands of young lives each year. The recommendation is based on results from an ongoing pilot program in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi.

“This is a historic moment. The long-awaited malaria vaccine for children is a breakthrough for science, child health and malaria control,” he said.

The agency is recommending the use of RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) malaria vaccine among children in sub-Saharan Africa and in other regions, based on the advice of two WHO global advisory bodies.

For the vaccination, the WHO also said the vaccine should be administered in areas with moderate to high transmission as defined by the agency. Malaria vaccine should be provided in a schedule of 4 doses in children from 5 months of age for the reduction of malaria disease and burden.

Meanwhile, financing for the pilot program has been mobilized. AAC

 

 

A change of heart: MCGI’s feeding program brings inspiration to children in conflict with the law in Zamboanga

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 12, 2021

Several children in conflict with the law (CICL) in Zamboanga City were inspired by the kind deeds shared to them by Members Church of God International (MCGI).

These children, with ages ranging from 12 to 19 years old, have committed crimes and are sheltered by the City Social Welfare and Development.

Some of them were already abandoned by their families while others have not been visited by their relatives due to the restrictions amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

According to Josephine Orquia, Officer-in-Charge at the Center for Children in Conflict with the Law, the love and hope shared by the MCGI through its feeding program inspired the children to change their lives for the better.

She also hoped for a sustainable spiritual program in their center and said the center would be glad if the MCGI return to conduct spiritual sessions for the children.

“The CICL center here in Culianan Zamboanga City, would gladly be happy if the group of MCGI could come back and visit us and to have your spiritual sessions that could enhance the behavior of our children,” she said.

Orquia, through UNTV’s Serbisyong Bayanihan, also requested a laptop that the center can use during online hearings.

“Kung pwede kame makahingi ng tulong sa Sebirsyong Bayanihan ni Kuya Daniel. Mayroon naman kaming laptop pero hindi namin nagagamit ang speaker at ngayon sira na ang battery. Kasi since pandemic, ang physical hearing nawala iyon sa korte. So ngayon ang hearing namin is online. Napakalaking bagay sa mga bata namin na magkaroon sila ng hearing (If only we can ask for help through Kuya Daniel’s Serbisyong Bayanihan. We do have a laptop but we cannot use the speaker and its battery is already broken. Since the pandemic, the court has suspended physical hearings. Hearings are not held online. It is a huge help for the children for them to have hearings on their case),” she said. -AAC (with reports from Val Villaflor)

 

 

10 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths among Filipinos in Middle East, Africa

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 8, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases among Filipinos abroad rose to 10 cases with 5 deaths recorded, based on the report received by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

As of March 7, total number of confirmed cases is at 15,089; total fatalities at 1,038; total recoveries at 9,526; and total DOH IHR verified cases at 3,693.

Out of the total cases, 4,525 are active and undergoing treatment, while 9,526 have recovered.

07 March 2021The DFA received a lone report confirming 10 new COVID-19 cases and 5 new fatalities among Filipinos in…

Posted by Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Philippines on Sunday, March 7, 2021

Middle East and Africa have the highest recorded number of COVID-19 cases among Filipinos with 8,141 cases.

Meanwhile, the DFA assured they will continue to monitor the situation of overseas Filipinos and will remain steadfast in promoting and protecting their welfare. AAC

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