Latest Study

A Rapid Assessment of the Nutritional Status of Lumad Children Evacuees in Malaybalay

by MIILS

In the case of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Bukidnon, quantitative and qualitative studies are required to assess the general condition of the evacuees. These studies aim to help facilitate the extension of immediate concrete services. In the health aspect, the researchers find it imperative to quantify and qualify the nutrition and health of the evacuees especially the vulnerable population among them such as the women (pregnant), children and elderly. 

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