Republic of the Philippines PROVINCE OF NEGROS ORIENTAL Dumaguete City

PROPOSED PROVINCIAL RESOLUTION NO. _____

Introduced by:

HON. LILAND ZOILA BUSTAMANTE-ESTACION, M.D. Sangguniang Panlalawigan Member, 1ST District (LP) Province of Negros Oriental

A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING SUPPORT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH‟S CAMPAIGN “ILIGTAS SA TIGDAS ANG „PINAS” AND URGING ALL LGUS IN THE PROVINCE TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CAMPAIGN WHEREAS, last year the Department of Health has recorded a dramatic increase in the number of measles cases among unvaccinated children of more than 70 percent from 453 in 2007 to 1,418 in 2010; WHEREAS, in the past two years, DOH have recorded 66 children to have died from measles, an otherwise preventable and curable contagious disease; WHEREAS, in order to address this alarming concern, the DOH initiated the “ILIGTAS SA TIGDAS ANG „PINAS” Campaign, which aims 95 percent coverage with 18 million Filipino children aged 9 months to below 8 years to be given free vaccination against measles and rubella virus; WHEREAS, the World Health Organization has declared that the combined measlesrubella vaccine is safe, effective, and inexpensive; WHEREAS, the Aquino Health Agenda, which aims to achieve Universal Heath Care, encourages Local Government Units to develop policies and plans appropriate to their locality and consistent with the implementation of the AHA, including the installation of instruments to sustain provision of services such as systems covering logistics management, health information, monitoring and evaluation, and referrals within the service deliverv network; WHEREAS, DOH Administrative Order No. 2010-0036 provides that Local Government Units are encouraged to mobilize and utilize local resources to organize and sustain the community health teams and service delivery networks including provision of supplies, drugs and commodities; NOW, THEREFORE, be it RESOLVED, as it is hereby RESOLVED, that the Province shall provide full assistance to ensure the success of the program in the province and to
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secure the safety of Health Workers who will be going house to house to vaccinate children against measles and rubella. RESOLVED, FURTHER, that every Local Government Unit in the province, from the Barangay to the City and Municipal level, are enjoined and encouraged to give full support to the program, ensuring that every child aged 9 months to below 8 years in their areas of jurisdiction are given the measles and rubella vaccination, and for the mothers to participate in the education drive of the Health Department. RESOLVED, FURTHER, that a copy of this Resolution be transmitted to the different LGUs under the jurisdiction of this province for their information and appropriate action.

LILAND ZOILA BUSTAMANTE-ESTACION, M.D.

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