11 schools get hygiene kits PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 July 2016 11:22

The City Health Office in partnership with the United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) distributed hygiene supplies to 11 elementary schools located in barangays recorded to have the highest number of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) cases.

Among the recipients of the hygiene kits were the elementary schools in Mercedes, Boalan, Divisoria, Guiwan, Tetuan, San Roque, Southcom ES in Upper Calarian, Zamboanga City central School in Zone III, Sta. Barbara and Sta. Maria, among others. The distribution was done from June 20-29.

During distribution activities, school children were also given demonstrations on proper hand washing re-emphasizing on the need to observe proper hygiene and cleanliness and sanitation to rid of diseases and other ailments.

The activity forms part of the CHO’s relentless campaign on the prevention and control of AGE, which has reached the outbreak level starting March 28 to early late May this year.

Recent records however showed marked decrease in the number of admissions prompting the CHO to recommend to the mayor for the lifting of the AGE outbreak declare on April 25.

The distribution of hygiene supplies to school children is also in line with Mayor Beng Climaco’s thrust on health under her flagship program SHE, the acronym for security, health and education. — Sheila Covarrubias