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    Cavite’s Unwavering Stand Against Malaria: A Glimpse into the World Malaria Day

    May 1, 2024 #Malaria, #Public Health

    In a bid to uphold its status as a Malaria-free province, Cavite marked the World Malaria Day on April 25, 2024, with a provincial celebration held at the Cavite Collaboration Center for Public Health in Trece Martires City.

    The event, themed “Advancing Health Equity, Gender Equality and Human Rights in the Fight Against Malaria”, saw participation from various health units across Cavite.

    The program was kick-started by Dr. Armand Dotollo, Head of Infectious Diseases, who welcomed the attendees and emphasized the significance of collective responsibility and action in protecting human health and eradicating Malaria. Dr. Dotollo further highlighted that the event served as a platform to assess the progress made in tackling this global issue.

    The event also featured insightful talks by Ms. Michelle Malawig from the Department of Health – Regional Office IV-A and Mr. Raffy Macdonald from Cavite OPHO.

    They shed light on the strategies, preventive measures, and swift response mechanisms in place to combat Malaria. Key practices such as the Online Malaria Information System (OLMIS II) and the 1-3-5 Strategy have been implemented for Malaria surveillance and elimination.

    One of the event’s highlights was the Pledge of Commitment, where participants vowed to contribute significantly towards mitigating the threat posed by the disease. The event also recognized and awarded certificates to agencies for their relentless efforts, hard work, and support towards Malaria control.

    Cavite, declared Malaria-free in 2005, continues to strive towards maintaining this status for future generations, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to public health.