Garantisadong Pambata (GP)

Definition
  • Garantisadong Pambata is a biannual week long delivery of a package of health services to children between the ages of 0-59 months old with the purpose of reducing morbidity and mortality among under fives through the promotion of positive Filipino values for proper child growth and development.
Routine Health Services
Health Service Dosage Route of Administration Target Population
Vitamin A capsule 200,000 IU or 1 capsule100,000 IU or ½ cap or 3 drops Orally by drops 12-59 months old, nationwide9-12 months old infants receiving AMV nationwide
Ferrous Sulfate(25 mg. Elemental Iron per ml; 30 ml. Bottle as taken home medicine with instructions) 0.3ml(2-6 mos) once a day

0.6ml(6- 11mos) once a day

Orally by drops 2-11 months old infants in Mindanao area, including evacuation centers in armed conflict areas.
 Routine Immunization-BCG*

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-DPT*

-OPV*

-AMV*

-Hepa B (if

available)

0.05ml

0.5ml

2 drops

0.5ml

0.5ml

Intradermal on right deltoid

Intramuscularly on anterior thigh
Orally

Subcutaneously on deltoid

Intramuscularly

 Nationwide0-11 mos

0-11 mos

0-11 mos

9-11 mos

0-11 mos

Deworming drug(if available) 1 tablet as single dose Orally 36-59 mos, nationwide
Weighing 0-59 mos, nationwide
  • The child should not have received megadose of Vit. A above the recommended dosage within the past 4 weeks except if the child has measles or signs and symptoms of Vit A. deficiency.
  • For any child between 12-23 months, who missed any of his routine immunization, the health worker should give the child the necessary antigen to complete FIC and shall be recorded as such.
Garantisadong Pambata
Sangkap Pinoy
  • Vitamin A, Iron and Iodine 
  • Sources: green leafy and yellow vegetables, fruits, liver, seafoods, iodized salt, pan de bida and other fortified foods.
  • These micronutrients are not produced by the body, and must be taken in the food we eat; essential in the normal process of growth and development: 
    1. Helps the body to regulate itself
    2. Necessary in energy metabolism
    3. Vital in brain cell formation and mental development
    4. Necessary in the body immune system to protect the body from severe infection.
    5. Eating Sangkap Pinoy-rich foods can prevent and control:
      • Protein Energy Malnutrition
      • Vitamin A Deficiency
      • Iron Deficiency Anemia
      • Iodine Deficiency Disorder
Breastfeeding
  • Breast milk is best for babies up to 2 years old. Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for the first six months of life. At about six months, give carefully selected nutritious foods as supplements.
  • Breastfeeding provides physical and psychological benefits for children and mothers as well as economic benefits for families and societies.
Benefits:

For infants 

  1. Provides a nutritional complete food for the young infant.
  2. Strengthens the infant’s immune system, preventing many infections.
  3. Safely rehydrates and provides essential nutrients to a sick child, especially to those suffering from diarrheal diseases.
  4. Reduces the infant’s exposure to infection.

For the Mother

  1. Reduces a woman’s risk of excessive blood loss after birth
  2. Provides a natural method of delaying pregnancies.
  3. Reduces the risk of ovarian and breast cancers and osteoporosis.

For the Family and Community

  1. Conserves funds that otherwise would be spent on breast milk substitute, supplies and fuel to prepare them.
  2. Saves medical costs to families and governments by preventing illnesses and by providing immediate postpartum contraception.
Complimentary Feeding for Babies 6-11 Months Old

What are Complementary Foods? 

  1. foods introduced to the child at the age 6 months to supplement breastmilk
  2. Given progressively until the child is used to three meals and in-between feedings at the age of one year.

Why is there a Need to Give Complementary Foods? 

  1. breastmilk can be a single source of nourishment from birth up to six months of life.
  2. The child’s demands for food increases as he grows older and breastmilk alone is not enough to meet his increased nutritional needs for rapid growth and development
  3. Breastmilk should be supplemented with other foods so that the child can get additional nutrients
  4. Introduction of complementary foods will accustom him to new foods that will also provide additional nutrients to make him grow well
  5. Breastfeeding, however, should continue for as long as the mother is able and has milk which could be as long as two years

How to Give Complementary Foods for Babies 6-11 Months Old?

  1. Prepare mixture of thick lugao/ cooked rice, soft cooked vegetables. Egg yolk, mashed beans, flaked fish/chicken/ground meat and oil.
  2. Give mixture by teaspoons 2-4 times daily, increasing the amount of teaspoons and number of feeding until the full recommended amount is consumed
  3. Give bite-sized fruit separately
  4. Give egg alone or combine with above food mixture