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Monday, May 22, 2023

DOH Caraga strengthens MR-bOPV SIA through partners’ forum

BUTUAN CITY --  In a significant move to provide updates and gain support from partner agencies and stakeholders for the Measles-Rubella and Oral Polio Vaccine Supplemental Immunization Activity (MR-bOPV SIA) campaign in Butuan City, the Department of Health (DOH) Caraga recently organized a partners' forum in Butuan City.

The forum provided a platform for Cheryl Mary Plaza, the DOH Caraga DMO IV, to present the accomplishments and updates of the MR-bOPV SIA campaign. Drawing from daily quick count reports submitted by local government units (LGUs) across the Caraga region, Plaza shared compelling data that positioned Caraga as the top performer in the Philippines for the said campaign. The region achieved impressive vaccination numbers, including 211,596 out of 276,101 targeted children aged 9-59 months receiving the MR vaccine, and 110,783 out of 151,622 targeted children aged 0-59 months receiving the bOPV vaccine. 

 

The event commenced with a demonstration of commitment as all participants raised their right hand while reciting a pledge to support the cause. Additionally, representatives from various stakeholders solidified their dedication by writing down their pledges and affixing them to the MRSIA Board, led by Romelyn T. Santos, nurse V of DOH Caraga. To ensure transparency and confirmation, Santos took the initiative to read aloud each commitment and acknowledging the participants' unwavering support.

 

Furthermore, the event showcased the comprehensive MRSIA communication materials presented by Phoebie Rhanie D. Buque, the DOH Caraga HEPO II. This valuable resource was supplemented by the dissemination of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Memorandum, reinforcing the significance of collective support for the campaign.

 

The partners' forum was attended by diverse range of participants, including partner national government agencies such as, DILG, Department of Agrarian Reform, Department of Agriculture, Department of Transportation, Philippine Information Agency, Department of Public Works and Highways, Department of Social Welfare and Development, National Telecommunications Commission, National Nutrition Council, National Commission on Muslim Filipinos, Department of Justice, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, National Housing Authority, Office of Civil Defense, and National Food Authority. Additionally, representatives from local government units including the City Health Office, Public Information Office, City SWD, BSNHAI, Butuan Medical Center, and DOHAI, were actively engaged in the discussions. The event also welcomed esteemed educational institutions to wit,  Enfant Cheri Study Centre, Inc., Caraga State University, Rainbow of Angels, and Saint Joseph Institute of Technology, all contributed valuable insights. Noteworthy organizations like the Rotary Uptown Butuan, Delta Fraternity, Riding Community Vlogger, and Team Laagan showcased their commitment to the cause. Furthermore, the presence of the Seventh-day Adventist Church representative added to the diversity of the attendees.

 

“Together, let us boost our children and community’s protection against these vaccine-preventable diseases, and be the solid foundation on which we rebuild an empowered and resilient society.” Dr. Sadaila K. Raki-in, Assistant Regional Director stated. (DOH Caraga/PIA Caraga)