Current DF /DHF Prevention and Control Programme in the Philippines.
AbstractDengue haemorrhagic fever was first recorded in the Philippines in 1953(1) and was made a notifiable disease in 1958. Sporadic dengue outbreaks occurred in some areas of the country until the 1980s, and, since then dengue has maintained its endemicity in all regions of the country(2). In 1993, the National Dengue Prevention and Control Programme was formulated and piloted in two regions of the country, namely, Region 7 in the Visayas and the National Capital Region in Luzon with a five-year medium-term plan. It is envisioned to extend the programme nationwide by 1998. Highlights of the Dengue Prevention and Control Programme include its goal, objectives, strategies, support system, programme policies, guiding principles, programme status and future actions. This programme lays emphasis on an effective integrated vector control approach which is community-based and managed, planned and sustained by the community itself. The dengue epidemiology in the Philippines describes the pattern of dengue occurrence in the country and how it can contribute to information exchange among endemic countries, not only in Asia but the whole world.
Dominguez, N & Nerissa, MA. (1997). Current DF /DHF Prevention and Control Programme in the Philippines.. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/148536