PNRC supports DOH's malaria awareness drive PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 09 November 2010 14:04

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) on Saturday expressed its support for the malaria awareness campaign of the Department of Health (DOH).
As a key partner in the promotion of health and prevention of diseases, PRC has mobilized its 97 chapters and sub-chapters to step up the malaria awareness campaign in their respectively locality in line with the observance of Malaria Awareness Month this November.

“We encourage our chapters in hot spot areas to mobilize their staff and Red Cross 143 health volunteers in conducting massive information dissemination activities in their respective communities,” said PRC Secretary General Gwendolyn Pang.

Malaria remains a significant health problem in the Philippines, affecting up to 10.2 million people, majority of whom are in the poorest provinces.

It continues to be a major hindrance of human and economic development to the areas where it is endemic.

Aware of the prevalence of malaria cases in the country, PRC enjoined all its chapters in 58 provinces nationwide which are classified as Category A (with more than 1,000 cases per year) and Category B (100-1,000 cases per year) to engage in an intensified malaria prevention, case identification and referral.

The Red Cross community health volunteers will be mobilized to conduct information dissemination to priority and hot spot barangays.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 November 2010 14:21