|Yes I Believe, a fundraising concert happening at The Tent City, The Manila Hotel|
“Yes, I Believe”, themed “Malusog na Bata, Malakas na Bansa,” aims to raise funds for children’s problem with malnutrition. For the past three decades, there was no improvement in the prevalence of under-nutrition in the country. The Philippines ranked fifth among countries in the East Asia and Pacific region with the highest prevalence of stunted growth.
Undernutrition hinders most Filipino children aged 9 months to 2 years of their chance for a bright future. According to the World Bank’s Human Capital Index (HCI), a Filipino child born today is likely to reach only 52% of their future potential economic productivity as an adult, compared to a child with access to complete education and full health.
“Height growth and brain development if not achieved during the first 1,000 days of life (from conception to two years of age) is irreversible and is associated with measurable negative consequences for health, impaired cognitive development, reduced earnings in adulthood and increased risk of developing chronic diseases,” explains Atty. Lina.
This charity concert will kick off future programs and activities of multi-sector organizations such as church-based organizations, the academe, media partners, and civic organizations as they fight against children’s malnutrition in the first 1,000 days of life.
Children who live in poverty face the compounding impacts of malnutrition. This Christmas, let us give undernourished children a lasting gift by making sure they continue to stay healthy and happy so that they may have a bright and progressive future for themselves and for the nation.
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