Anti-dengue summit in AdDU on Thursday-A A +A
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
AN ANTI-DENGUE summit will be held in Ateneo de Davao University (ADdu) Jacinto campus Thursday as both government and civil society groups take heed of the growing menace of the disease.
To be held at Room F213 from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., the summit intends to enhance the network of communities who can support the Dengue-Free Philippines Movement (DFPM) conduct intensive search and destroy operations in the city.
Dr. Romeo Regner Du, chairperson for DFPM-Mindanao said they were able to acquire the larvicide recommended by the World Health Organization to fight dengue mosquitoes through a Rotary International grant, which will enable them to distribute this for free.
“This is a gargantuan task and we cannot do it on our own. But with the support and help of private groups like you, we will be on the road to success,” he said.
Recent news and statistics show an alarming increase in the dengue incidence in Davao City. More than 6,500 people have been reported as dengue patients and more are expected. The government has been actively doing its share in bringing cleanliness habits to the consciousness of people, but cases of dengue continue to rise. Clearly, it is time for the private sector to do its share.
The DFPM has been very successful in reducing dengue cases in Cebu province.
The summit is free but confirmation of attendance is requested through Jackie at (082)227-3107 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on September 17, 2013.