All mommies should watch this promotional video from Department of Health’s Unang Yakap campaign. It aims to cut down neonatal deaths in the Philippines with the help of the Essential Newborn Care (ENC) protocol. Did you know that the Philippines is one of the 42 countries in the world where 90% of all global deaths of under 5 year old children are accounted to. The ENC protocol focuses on the 1st few hours of life of the newborn classifying the procedures into time-bound, non-time bound, and unnecessary procedures.
Time-bound procedures that must be performed first are immediate drying, skin to skin contact followed by clamping of the cord after 1 to 3 minutes, non-separation of the newborn from the mother, and breastfeeding initiation.
To better understand the campaign, watch these mommies, this is more important than worrying about what acne pill works for you: