Catbalogan strengthens program against schistosomiasis

Led by our City Health Office, a Mass Drug Administration for Schistosomiasis was launched last July 20, 2017 at Barangay New Mahayag, Catbalogan City, an endemic barangay for the disease.
With the continued commitment of City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan under her “Serbisyo Panlawas papakusgon” or a strengthened health services, this activity was conducted to help address the burden brought about by the disease.
A total of 237 school children out or 260 or 91.15 % was administered with the drug of choice and was given supplementary feeding prior to the administration.
The Mass Drug Administration is set to be implemented in all endemic barangays of this city to address schistosomiasis, which is a blood fluke infection caused by a parasite called Schistosoma Japonicum.
(Photos by Dr. Amalia Tirazona; Article by Roldan John Larios)
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