CITY of BALANGA, Bataan – The Provincial Government of Bataan thru the Provincial Health Office is now gearing up for the final assessment of the Department of Health, scheduled on May 29- June 2, for the province to be declared as Malaria-free.
In line with the anticipated declaration, a World Malaria Day celebration themed “End Malaria for Good” kicked off earlier today at the La Vista Inland Resort, this City, graced by the Regional Malaria Medical Coordinator Dr. Rhodora Cruz, Director IV of Bureau of Local Health System Development DOH Assistant Secretary Enrique Tayag and Governor Albert Garcia.
Bataan is now on its fifth year since 2012 of having zero indigenous cases of malaria, which is a major prerequisite to be declared as a malaria free province.
Once declared, the feat will be the first in the whole Central Luzon, and will serve as the model province in the region in terms of alleviating malaria.
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Rosanna Buccahan assured that the PHO, together with the Municipal Health Workers down to the Barangay Health Workers, are working hand in hand for the sustainability plan of being malaria free.