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DOH-Bicol reminds parents to have their children dewormed

Liga Zapi City – The Regional Office of Health Promotion of Health (DOH-CHD) here at the Department of Health has asked parents, especially children who are aged from one year to 19, to allow pesticide. Is appealed to.

On Monday, Dr. Arnavira, Regional Director of DOH-Bacol, said that a speedy pest program is part of a national pesticide observation month.

Vera said, "In partnership with the Department, Schools and Local Government Units (LGUs) distribute anti-helminthic medicines during National Pesticide Month (NDM), twice a year during the months of January and July. Was a campaign run during ".

NDM is coordinated by the Mass Drug Administration for Soil Transmitted Helminths (STH) schedules in schools and communities.

STH refers to intestinal worms infecting humans that spread through contaminated soil.

Vera said she regularly insects to protect children from STH, which can have a detrimental effect on children's development and development.

"STH can lead to anemia, malnutrition, weakness, poor physical and academic development, resulting in poor development and school performance in children," he added.

The two components of the NDM are the National School – Pesticide Month (NSDM) and the Community Based Pest Month (CBDM).

By July 2019, a total of 2,041,228 children aged 75- or 19-year-old were given albendazole in the entire Bacol Region. There are a total of 716,846 insects under community-based insects, and 1,324,382 for school-based insects.

Sarasugan and Camryn Norte achieved the highest percentage of success, with 93% in community and school-based pest coverage. Followed by Musbat, 79%. Catendonese and Albay; 71 percent; and Camarines pig with 62 percent.

For this year's campaign, the DOH-CHD Bacol is expected to pest at least 85 percent of the target.

"We ask for the support of the parents and guardians for the aforementioned effort. The success of the DOH campaign on pests relies heavily on the support and initiative of affiliated government agencies, NGOs, development partners, and local government units. With this united effort, CHH-Bicol believes that health will be for everyone. (PNA)

Source By: https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1090708

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