The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has pressed the public and program beneficiaries to conform to government immunization program in reply to the growing measles cases in the Philippines.
DSWD cited the Department of Health (DOH) has asked for assistance to help promote “Ligtas Tigdas” (Measles Safe) disease prevention campaign among its social service recipients.
DSWD devoted help towards the campaign by instructing parent-beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) to guarantee that children are vaccinated against measles.
They also sworn to intensify discussions on the importance of vaccination during the conduct of family development sessions (FDS). FDS is a obligatory psycho-social and education involvement activity for 4Ps beneficiaries to expand their parenting capabilities and encourage them to become active members of the society.
DSWD’s Program Management Bureau will be overseeing daycare workers in cheering children enrolled in daycare centers and family members to take vaccination from health centers.
All field offices of the DSWD will also vigorously partake in activities that will be introduced by DOH and the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils in response to the outbreak.
DOH has so far declared measles outbreaks in five regions all over the country namely Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Western Visayas, and Central Visayas.