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DSWD-7 vies for Red Orchid Award

The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office VII (DSWD-7) vies for the National Red Orchid Award by the Department of Health (DOH).

DOH Red Orchid Award is an annual search for the 100% Tobacco-Free Environment covering national government offices, hospitals and local government units.

National validators from DOH provide feedback to DSWD-7 regarding its nomination for the Red Orchid Award.

“This is a realization of our collective effort in implementing the “No Smoking Policy Campaign” within our office premises,” said DSWD-7 Regional Director Ma. Evelyn Macapobre.

Director Macapobre said that this is the first time that the regional office joined in the annual tilt.

The DOH Red Orchid Award winners are judged based on the strength of comprehensive efforts to implement a 100% Tobacco-Free Environment using the World Health Organization (WHO) MPOWER initiative.

MPOWER is an acronym that denotes the six proven tobacco control policies, namely: Monitor tobacco control policies, Protect people from tobacco smoke, Offer help to quit tobacco use, Warn against the dangers of tobacco, Enforce bans on tobacco advertising and Raise taxes on tobacco. ###

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