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Bataan declared malaria-free by DOH

Nov 16, 2017 @ 9:28
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The province of Bataan was officially declared as malaria-free by the Department of Health (DOH).

The decision was unanimously reached by members of the DOH’s technical working group last October 27.

Bataan officials, led by Public Health Office (PHO) head Dr. Rosanna Buccahan, made the final defense for the declaration by presenting the current situation of the province and its prevalence to malaria, sustainability of programs about malaria, inventory of personnel, doctors trained for the programs, rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs), vector surveillance, and the province’s programs regarding malaria, among others.

She said the next step would be to make sure that Bataan’s programs for malaria are sustainable.

“Ang gusto natin humaba ang buhay, eh di magbawas tayo ng isang sakit,” said Buccahan.

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