Azucena M. Dayanghirang

Dr. Azucena M. Dayanghirang

Assistant Secretary and Executive Director (NNC Philippines) and SUN Movement Executive Committee member (Southeast Asia Representative)
National Nutrition Council (NNC), Philippines


Deputy Executive Director since 2016. In 2016 she was also selected as the National President of the Nutrition Action Officers’ of the Philippines Association, Inc. Additionally, she is designated as the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Government Focal Point.

Dr. Dayanhirang is an experienced public health leader with 29 years of experience in programs on Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition, Communicable and Non-communicable diseases. She served as City Nutrition Action Officer of Davao City Nutrition Office from 1991-1995; Chief of the Technical Services Division and Medical Officer VI of the Davao City Health Office from 1996 to 2005; as well as the Provincial Health Officer II and Provincial Nutrition Action Officer of Davao del Sur from 2008 to 2016. During her service in the local government, she impacted the health and nutrition of the people of Davao through proper planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of health and nutrition programs, including the Fresh Milk Supplemental Feeding Program which reduced protein-energy malnutrition among children up to 6 years old.