DOH-10 drums up public awareness on COVID-19
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Apr. 15 (PIA)–Amidst the threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID)-19 plaguing the nation, the Department of Health Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD)– 10 now aims to further broaden its reach in educating the masses about the disease and combat false information to mitigate the spread of the virus.
“COVID-19 doesn’t have a vaccine. With this in mind, our Health Promotion Unit heightened our advocacy by conducting having information drives, giving the public the right information,” DOH-10 Health Education and Promotion Officer Aian Rebollido Caridad said as she reiterated the importance of disseminating the correct information in combating “submicroscopic agents.”
As of April 14, DOH-10 has 4,174 posters and 1,914 tarpaulins plastered on strategic locations in the different local government units (LGUs) as well as private establishments.
“So far, we’ve observed positive feedback to our information campaign especially when the IEC (Information, Education and Communication) materials are translated into the dialect or “Bisaya” for the masses to understand.
The posters in Bisaya, contain the World Health Organization’s (WHO) verified information about the disease, its symptoms, prevention, and what to do in case of experiencing it.
“I just hope that people will take it to heart what we convey to them about COVID-19 so that all us can work together in fighting the disease,” Caridad appealed. (VPSB/PIA10)