Top Four Things I learned About "Mom Protect"

by - November 09, 2017

Mothers nowadays are the great multi-tasker. Gone are the days when mothers just stayed at home to take care of the children and their household. With the many roles moms have to play, keeping the family happy and healthy is always top priority. This becomes even more challenging when the rainy season ushers in even more diseases, but with the unpredictability of the weather nowadays, how can moms keep their families safe from illnesses all year round?

Mommy Mundo and the Philippine Foundation for Vaccination (PFV) has banded together to help address these concerns and educate mothers on proactive family prevention through "Mom Protect."

“Mom Protect” highlights the importance of awareness of and access to new and better health prevention methods as family health and wellbeing is any mom's top priority.

With the government consistently emphasized the importance of vector control to stay vigilant and be prepared against diseases, especially those that are mosquito-borne this rainy season, it is the mother’s part to take proactive approach against unpredictable foes to protect the family. Proactive prevention constitutes a three-pronged strategy: Awareness, Diligent practice, and Sharing.

During the discussion in the presscon held last October 26, 2017, Mommy Mundo and the PFV aspire to give Filipino families peace of mind amid public health concerns by thorough preparation together.

Dr. Cecilia Montalban, President of the Philippine Foundation for Vaccination further explained, "With the information and resources already available to us moms, we know casualties of any of these diseases will lessen and lessen until there are none at all."

Here are the top four things I learned during the discussion:

Mosquito-borne diseases like Dengue and Japanese encephalitis, as well as highly-communicable ones like flu are vaccine-preventable illnesses. With right knowledge moms can rise shoulder to shoulder in protecting families against these illnesses.

Prevention is always better than cure, especially if cure is not always available. Advances in medical science have given us highly effective ways to avoid the pain and costs of diseases through vaccination.

Moms can become actively aware and alert by reaching out to their doctors to know more about prevention methods they can do or apply at home. This is also to ensure that they are thoroughly updated on new medical developments that might be of help in the future.

The passing of accurate information forward to other mothers is important as it encourages moms to join communities online to connect with people who share the same experience and those who have successfully combatted these illnesses

Just as long as the moms knows about the helpful, effective, and efficient solutions against vaccine-preventable diseases, these will  empower them and help to live worry-free through proactive protection and prevention.

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