Presidential Communications Operations Office



  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Friday, 28 April 2017 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 
home
 
about
 
fotos
 
info
 
links
 
ncrr01carr02r03calmimr05r06r07r08r09r10r11r12r13
PBB Guidelines 2016
Click to Open
PIA Snapshot

120201-r6-goodjob
PIA Online
One Mindanao eNewsmagazine
One Visayas eNewsletter
One Luzon eNewsmagazine
ST@R eNewsmagazine
PIA Members Only:
PMIS | PANP Phone Directory
PIAEA Corner:
Application | View PIAEA Site
Special News Editions:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Ilocano.Waray.Hiligaynon
Pangasinan.Other
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
PIA News Archive:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Waray.Hiligaynon.Ilocano
Pangasinan.All
Information to Empower Filipinos
English NewsFoto ArchivesRegional WatchOFW Watch
FrontpageHeadlines by RegionNews ArchivePIA SpecialsICT News

PIA Press Release
Saturday, January 07, 2012

 

Deworming of 700,000 EV school children ongoing, DepEd says

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Jan. 7 (PIA) - The Department of Education (DepEd) in Eastern Visayas is now implementing the first round of deworming of about 700,000 Grades 1-6 school children in the region.

Dr. Elsa Nastor-Gerona, DepEd Regional Health Officer, said that the distribution of medicines for deworming to the various public schools has already started.

The tablets are given to the class advisers who will make sure that the pupils will take the tablets in the same.

She said that the giving of deworming tablet to public school children from Grades 1 to 6 is conducted twice a year. The first round is in January and the second round is in the month of July.

The giving of deworming tablets to school children is part of the Expanded Garantisadong Pambata program of the Aquino Administration, Dr. Gerona said.

Director Gonzaga said this is part of the Expanded Garantisadong Pambata Program of the Aquino Administration which was launched in the Region in March of 2011.

The newly designed Garantisadong Pambata program has expanded to providing service and information on health, nutrition, and environment for newborn babies up to 14 years old children.

This essential health package, Gerona said, includes the promotion of exclusive breastfeeding for six months; providing routine immunization among infants; giving vitamin A supplement and de-worming tablet every six months; education on proper hand washing with soap and water; brushing of teeth regularly; using the toilet properly; and keeping homes tobacco smoke-free.

The GP program targets 100% of children aged 1-5 years old and those aged 6-12 years old enrolled in public elementary schools to receive de-worming tablets every six months to reduce prevalence of parasitism in these aged groups. (PIA 8)

Latest Stories
  • DOST project beneficiary produces biggest 'ulang' (R02)
  • Solar energy to light up 75 more houses in off-grid areas in NegOr (R07)
  • DA plans to use Mindanao program in Luzon (R11)
  • DSWD 1 marks its 61st anniversary celeb in February (R01)
  • 500 poor families get 'bags of blessing' (R06)
  • Close to 200 Negros Occidental police officers get promotion (R06)
  • NGO urges public to collect, propagate seeds to create native tree forests in CV (R07)
  • Police Information Officers receives commendation medals (R06)
  • DSWD brings Pantawid Pamilya program to Dumaguete City (R07)
  • LGU issues guidelines on use of municipal filling station (CAR)
  • NGO to hold free breast, cervical cancer screening (R07)
  • Aklan detainees trained on proper waste management (R06)
  • Hiligaynon news: DOLE 6 may bag-o nga direktor (R06)
  • Mangrove tree planting to highlight World Wetlands Day (R06)
  • Balikbayan finds ulang production profitable (R02)
  • Hiligaynon news: Impormasyon sa populasyon sa Iloilo nagapakita pagkinahanglan sa pagmanehar sing maayo (R06)
  • Various activities to mark World Wetlands Day in Iloilo (R06)
  • Tagalog News: Tapul Reef, ipinapadeklarang fish sanctuary (MIM)
  • Hiligaynon news: Alert Level sa Yemen napanubo sa level 2 DFA (R06)
  • P118-M worth of Infra projects implemented by Dipolog in 2011 (R09)
    FotoCatalogSitestats  
    GOOD NEWS Series
    goodnews
    PIA Special Sites:

    ASEAN Philippines

    Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
    For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
    Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
    PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines