Health office, Unicef distribute hygiene kits

THE Zamboanga City Health office, in partnership with the United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (Unicef), distributed hygiene supplies to 11 elementary schools located in villages recorded to have the highest number of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) cases.

Among the recipients of the hygiene kits were the elementary schools in Mercedes, Boalan, Divisoria, Guiwan, Tetuan, San Roque, Southcom ES in Upper Calarian, Zamboanga City Central School in Zone III, Sta. Barbara and Sta. Maria, among others.

Dr. Rodelin Agbulos, City Health Office chief, said the distribution was done from June 20 until 29.

Agbulos said the school children were also given demonstrations on proper hand washing, re-emphasizing on the need to observe proper hygiene and cleanliness and sanitation to rid of diseases and other ailments.

Agbulos added that the activity forms part of the relentless campaign of his office on the prevention and control of AGE, which has reached the outbreak level starting March 28 to early late May this year.

He said recent records showed a decrease in the number of admissions, prompting him to recommend to the mayor the lifting of the AGE outbreak declaration on April 25. (Bong Garcia)
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