by A. Lumaque
Roxas City – The Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) will launch the massive treatment on filariasis on November 17 at the Provincial Capitol here to officially start the provincewide campaign to eliminate the disease.
The activity is in support to President Gloria Macapagal – Arroyo’s Executive Order No. 369 which declared the month of November as mass treatment period for filariasis in established endemic areas.
“Capiz was declared by the Department of Health (DOH) as the 41st endemic province in the country early this year,” said Provincial Health Officer II Jarvis O. Punsalan.
Punsalan added that the administration of free mass drug treatment will cover Capisnon aged 2 years and older.
“A house to house campaign will be done to reach out to every household,” he streesed, adding that the tablets provided by the DOH are now ready at the Rural Health Unit (RHU) level.
In November 2008, the DOH and provincial health authorities have conducted Continue reading