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DOH focuses strategy in elimination of filariasis

September 29th, 2011 by Filipino | No Comments | Filed in Breaking News

The Department of Health (DOH) in Eastern Visayas is focusing on its Mass Drug Administration (MDA) as a strategy in the elimination of lymphatic filariasis disease in Northern Leyte.

Cases of the said disease also occurred in the towns of Mahaplag and Hindang both located in Leyte province.

The health department in the region conducted a Consultative Workshop on the National Filariasis Elimination Program in Northern Leyte to eradicate filariasis in the targeted population.

DOH-8 plans to stop the transmission of lymphatic filariasis in provinces where the disease is endemic through giving MDA to all population ages two years and above whether infected or non-infected with the disease.

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National Blood Donation Month

July 31st, 2011 by Filipino | 1 Comment | Filed in Breaking News

The Department of Health (DOH)-7 spearheaded a “Walk for Life” on Saturday at the Fuente Osmena in Cebu City to promote blood donation and to close the celebration of July as National Blood Donation Month.

Dr. Sophia Mancao, head of the National Blood Services Voluntary Program (NBSVP) of DOH, said this is the first time they have initiated such an activity.

”Through this event, we may reach out to the public and remind them that blood is vital to our existence,” she said.

Other agencies, like the Philippine Red Cross, Rotary Club of Cebu, Department of Education, Department of Interior and Local Government, and the local government units in the cities of Cebu and Mandaue helped them in gathering blood donors.

The Vicente Sotto Medical Center, Talisay City Hospital, Mother and Child Hospital, and Chong Hua Hospital also supported the activity.

Students from Cebu Doctors’ University, University of Cebu and Southwestern University also participated in the activity.

Earlier, blood donor recruitment officer Randdall Angub said there is a scarcity of blood donors in Cebu City.

With the health agency’s target of 150 bags a day, they hope this would meet the need of blood supply for the increasing population of Cebu.

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