6 cities under operations research on dengue control

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Monday, December 2, 2013

ILOILO City was selected as one of six cities in the country to undergo a survey aimed to revisit the government’s strategies developed for dengue control and prevention.

Aside from Iloilo City, the other cities are Quezon City, San Pablo City, San Fernando, Pampanga, Cebu and Davao.

The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) of the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Education (DepEd), together with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), joined hands to combat the disease through several ways and strategies.

Angel Darasin of RITM national office said the collaboration of agencies is expected to formulate a decision whether there is a need to modify the health policies on dengue, or come up with a totally new package of addressing the public health problem on dengue.

Dengue was elevated as an important health problem in the country, and several deaths were already attributed to dengue fever.

In Iloilo City alone, five deaths, mostly children, have been recorded.

With this, the RITM survey will find out how the community in general, local government units, city health offices, barangays and schools have worked together against dengue.

The survey will also look into the participation of non-government organizations, civic and church organizations, and the private commercial sector to the challenge of dengue control. (LCP)

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