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NEW Philippines Situation Report 4 - Dengue Outbreak (13 Aug 2019)

World Health Organization WHO, (2019)


167,607 dengue cases, including 720 deaths, reported from 1 January to 27 July 2019: 97% higher than in 2018, in spite of a delayed rainy season. Case Fatality Rate (CFR) of 0.43% as of 27 July 2019 is lower than in the same time period in 2018 (0.54%), but still significantly higher than the regional average of 0.22% in the Western Pacific. The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) declared a National Dengue Epidemic on 6 August 2019, urging all regional DOH offices to step up dengue surveillance, case management and outbreak re-sponse, clean-up drives, and vector control in health facilities and communities, conduct Sabayang 4-O’Clock Habit Para sa Deng-Get Out focusing on search and destroy of mosquito breeding sites, and to enable LGUs to use their quick response funds to help address the epidemic.
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DOH declares national dengue epidemic

Government of Philippines, (2019)


The Department of Health (DOH) today requested the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Chair Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana to convene a full council meeting and declared a national dengue epidemic in the wake of the 146,062 cases recorded since January up to July 20 this year, 98% higher than the same period in 2018. There were 622 deaths.
https://reliefweb.int/report/philippines/doh-decla...


Suicide first aid guidelines for The Philippines

American foundation for suicide prevention , Eds.: MHFA, (2009)


These guidelines are a general set of recommendations about how you can help someone who may be at rick of suicide. Each individual is unique and it is important to tailor your support to that person´s needs. Also, the guidelines are designed to be suitable for providing first aid in the Philippines. They might not be suitable for other cultural groups or for countries with different health systems.
https://mhfa.com.au/mental-health-first-aid-guidel...


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