4 o' clock habit against DENGUE: Dengue Mission Buzz at Esteban Abada Eelemtary School

Monday, October 12, 2015

A massive dengue awareness campaign which formally took place last August 18 at Esteban Abada Elementary School - Palomaria St., Brgy. Veterans Village, Q.C. was held spearheading the drive in dengue-prone areas. Every year, the local government together with Department of Health makes it a point to spread the good news on how we can all avoid DENGUE. 

The Four O' Clock habit is really simple and truly works: at four o’clock, every day, everyone has to STOP what they are doing and dedicate a few minutes to mosquito control. They need to LOOK in areas where larvae can breed and destroy any larvae they find. People of each barangay will also need to LISTEN to instructions from local authorities, community leaders, or supervisors at work for collaborative activities. The 4 o’clock habit can be done daily or weekly depending on institutional capacity and resources.

The event that took place at Esteban Abada Elementary School started with a Dengue Parade. There's also Dengue Interactive booths around the school.

A welcoming remark from the Principal of Esteban Abada Elementary School 
Dra. Alicia Masubay.

Dengue Mission Buzz Advocacy by Dr. Joseph D. Lachica
 (Vaccine Policy & Advocacy Manager,Sanofi Pasteur)

Partner Messages from Ms. Ching R. Santos (Country Manager, Sanofi Pasteur) and
Dr. Elizabeth E. Quesada (Schools Division Superintendent
 Division of City Schools Quezon City,CESO V)

 Dir. Ariel I. Valencia, Director IV, Department of Health- NCRO

Check out some of the Dance numbers of the participating schools for the Dengue Dance Competition:

A Dengue Dance Competition was held for Elementary and High School with its theme “Linisin ang Kapaligiran, Dengue ay Maiwasan”.

The schools that participated during the said event were the Sto. Cristo Elementary School, San Francisco Elementary High School, Bagong Silangan Elementary School, Batasan Hills National High School, Quirino Elementary School, Quirino High School, Diosdado Macapagal Elementary School, Don A. Roces High School, Kaligayahan Elementary School, San Bartolome High School, Bonifacio Memorial Elementary School, Culiat High School and host Esteban Abada Elementary School. 

The inter-school dance competition carries a grand prize of P10,000 while P7,000 and P5,000 cash await the second and third placers, respectively.

Dengue Educational Talk with Mr. Mark Anthony B. Capiral
 Sanitation Inspector 1

Based on the August 8 dengue update provided by the epidemiology and surveillance unit of the city health department, a total of 1,958 dengue hemorrhagic cases had been recorded in the city from Jan. 1 to Aug. 8 this year. Prevention is truly better than cure which is why we can all help prevent Dengue from happening if we all cooperate with the 4'o clock habit, STOP. LOOK & LISTEN!

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