Issue of April 16, 2017
     
NEWS
Benguet
Mt. Province
 
OPINION
 

66th Courier Anniversary Issue
 
Other Links:
DOH to officially declare MP’s malaria–free status
by Jane B. Cadalig

The Department of Health will declare Mountain Province as malaria-free locality on April 25.

The province will join the ranks of Benguet and Abra to be declared malaria-free after having recorded zero indigenous cases of the dreaded disease in the last five years. Zero indigenous case means that no case originated in an area.

Dr. Alexei Marrero, head of the DOH Infectious Diseases Cluster, said the official declaration of Mountain Province as malaria-free will highlight the observance of World Malaria Day on April 25.

The DOH, however remains vigilant against malaria cases in the Cordillera even if more provinces are achieving the zero-malaria case target.

“While more provinces are achieving zero cases, we should be wary of possible re-introduction of the disease. Malaria can be re-introduced through the Overseas Filipino Workers coming from malaria-endemic countries like Africa and Papua New Guinea,” he said.

Marrero added the provinces must sustain their efforts in keeping their localities free from the dreaded disease, which remains a global health concern.

In the Philippines, malaria is ninth of the leading cause of sickness. Last year 6,552 cases and six deaths were recorded in the country.

Out of 81 provinces in the country, 58 were declared malaria-free.

In the Cordillera, the DOH has not recorded any indigenous case in the past two years. The last indigenous case was recorded in Apayao in 2015.

For a province to be declared malaria-free, it should not have recorded any indigenous case for five consecutive years.

Marrero said Ifugao and Kalinga will soon be declared malaria-free if the provinces sustain their zero indigenous case status.


Your Ad Here


HEALTH
State–of–the–art cancer center opens at BGHMC

DOH monitors flu–like illnesses

Civic caravan raises P338,000 for kidney patients from MP

OWWA delivers aid to ailing senior citizen

Apayao boosts anti–rabies drive thru reward system

Veterinarians of BSU, DA neuter 46 animals


Baguio Country Club
Department of Tourism – CAR
GRAB
Informatics
University of Baguio
Venus Parkview Hotel

Congressman Mark O. Go
Department of Health – CAR
Kings College of the Philippines
Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company
Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan
Narda’s Handwoven Arts & Crafts Inc.
Philex Mining Corporation
Pines City Colleges
Province of Benguet
Sangguniang Panlungsod
SiTEL
SM City Baguio
Social Security System

Assumption Medical Diagnostic Center
Baguio Center Mall
Baguio Central University
Baguio Heart and Lung Diagnostic Center Inc.
Baguio Memorial Chapels Incorporated
Baguio Water District
BDO
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources – CAR
C & Triple A Supermart
Congressman Ronald M. Cosalan
Curamed Pharmacy
Data Center College of the Philippines of Baguio City Inc.
Department of Agriculture – CAR
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
Department of Trade and Industry – CAR
Department of Transportation – CAR
Easter College Incorporated
Fabulo Beauty and Image Salon
Fast East Pacific Commercial
Filipino–Japanese Friendship Association of Northern Luzon, Inc.
GMS Technology
Immigration Network Services, Inc.
La Funeraria Paz, Inc.
Maybank
Mayor Romeo K. Salda
MMS Development Training Center Corporation
Mother Earth Deli Basket
National Economic & Development Authority–CAR
NIIT
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration
Philippine Science High School – CARC
R.A. Gapuz Review Center
Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board – CAR
Solibao – Ganza Restaurant
STI
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority
Home | About Us | Editorial Policy | Contact Us  
News | Opinion | Snapshots | Week's Mail | Obituaries  
Copyright © 2007-2015. All Rights Reserved. baguiomidlandcourier.com.ph