Mum Shares: DOH Launches Multi-Sectoral Initiative To Eradicate Tuberculosis

The Department of Health {DOH} has launched the Philippine Acceleration Action Plan for Tuberculosis {PAAP-TB}, a multisectoral initiative to eradicate tuberculosis {TB} in the country by 2035. The DOH together with the Department of Social Welfare and Development {DSWD}, Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Labor and Employment {DOLE}, and Department of the Interior and Local Government {DILG}, through the PAAP-TB aims to provide wider access to health services, and improved education and public information, social protection, and labor protection to eradicate TB
by 2030.

Tuberculosis is a chronic communicable disease that comes second only to COVID-19 as a leading cause of mortality from a single infectious organism. According to the Global TB Report 2022, the disease accounted for 1.6 million deaths in 2021. In a
preliminary report from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) this year, TB continues to rank 11th among the causes of death in the Filipino population.

OIC Secretary of Health – Maria Rosario Singh-Vergeire delivers opening remarks onthe importance of TB eradication and building a healthy population

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Tips + Tricks: Press Play On Your Financial Goals With FWD Life Insurance

FWD’s Press play campaign encourages Filipinos to pursue their goals once more

Every day is a new chance for happiness, for living life to the fullest, looking at things from a different perspective, and being closer to achieving our goals.

FWD Life Insurance recently released its newest campaign, Press play, to encourage people to press play on their goals that were halted by personal challenges, lack of resources or time, or perhaps the pandemic. Press play was inspired by FWD’s DNA and brand promise to celebrate living. For over five months, FWD searched all over Asia for real people who are doing just that. 

One of the six featured individuals is Filipina Pau Javier, who switched careers and became a potter during the pandemic. The former producer for TV and independent films not only pursued her hobby, she also founded Wabi-Sabi Studio with her sister and now teaches pottery and sells her own creations. 

Press play’s featured individuals reassessed their lives and goals, made changes, and are happier for it. That’s what we all aim for, isn’t it? Pursuing your goals can lead to happiness, according to a study by the University of Basel. As long as you have goals that seem attainable to you, your psychological wellbeing can improve, the study said.   

Working on goals gives us a sense of purpose and control and leads to self-confidence and exploring life in directions we may not have considered before. Ready to restart on your goals and make new ones? Here are 5 goals that are worth pressing play on. 

Health and well-being goals

People in good health are physically active and get adequate rest daily. No matter how busy your day is, get moving at least 30 to 60 minutes a day and aim for 7 to 8 hours of sleep to help your mind and body recharge. Eat more plant-based foods and swap fatty meats with healthy fats from fish and nuts. Maintain a healthy weight and less than 25 BMI. 

It helps your mental wellbeing when you try to pass on joy to people around you and talk to trusted friends and family members when you’re feeling stressed. If you feel overwhelmed by your sadness for extended periods, talk to a professional and get help. Peace of mind is also an important factor in your total wellbeing. One of the ways to achieve that is not having to worry about your health. Getting a health insurance is the best way to avoid stressing about getting sick. Knowing you can focus more on your wellness and recovery in case you get sick takes some heavy load off your mind.

Financial goals

Learn to manage your money. This involves spending, saving, earning, and investing. Financial goals are essential to creating a household budget and getting a clear picture of what you have and what you aim to have. Building an emergency fund should be an essential part of your financial goals which can be used for unplanned expenses like medical bills and simple (but costly) things like roof repairs or a fender bender.    

Talk to experts who know how to guide you in achieving your financial wellbeing, like an FWD financial advisor. It also pays to study and research money matters and tips on investing to grow your money even more. Experts can help you identify what kind of investment suits you, and having their expertise can help you focus on your goals.  

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Mum’s Two Cents: Of Aprils + Summertime

A new month is upon us again. April is here and may it bring us more opportunities to create special summer memories with our families, especially our children. May it bring us good health and well-being, and for busy mummas like myself, may it present more time for meditation and rest and relaxation.

I still owe you the draw for my January Giveaway and I do hope I can announce it before the week ends so I can host another giveaway soon! I wish all those who joined the best of luck and thank you for continuously supporting our blog and pages, even when the posts seem to have waned these past months. I do hope can I post updates here regularly from here on.

May this summer be a special one for you, mummas. I wish you all an awesome April!

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