Valencia City Health Office Conducts Deworming Activity at BJMP Valencia City

The City Health Office in its continuing mission to eliminate intestinal parasitism in children and the community, conducted a deworming activity at Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Valencia City on July 28, 2017 to eliminate Soil-transmitted Helminthiasis among 596 Persons Deprived of Liberty.

The team was headed by Medical Officer IV Juniver G. Flores, MD, MPH, EMT head of the Epidemiology, Surveillance and Research Division.

Dr. Flores said that the activity was conducted to reduce the prevalence of Soil Transmitted Helminths among Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDLs) in the facility.

“The activity is aimed at fostering a healthy community with a goal to improve the health and nutrition of the residents of BJMP,” Dr. Flores added.

Dr. Flores also gave a short lecture to the residents during their morning meeting.

With the cooperation of the BJMP staff, the deworming team was able to administer Mebendazole 500mg to 596 residents and 35 personnel of BJMP.

EJ Montebon - AO V, CHO