Emerging and re-emerging infections (e.g., SARS, MERS CoV, Ebola, Meningococcemia, Avian Influenza or bird flu, A (H1N1) virus infection) threaten countries all over the world. Today, despite extraordinary advances in development of countermeasures, the ease of world travel and increased global interdependence have added layers of complexity to containing these infectious diseases that affect not only the health but the economic stability of societies.
The Emerging and Re- Emerging Infectious Disease (EREIDS) Program of the Department of Health is the country’s front liner in responding to these threats.  One of the key strategies of the program to achieve the objectives of reducing the health impact of these infectious diseases and strengthening preparedness and response is information dissemination even more before occurrence of outbreaks. Hence, the EREIDS Program of DOH RO IX conducted an Orientation on Zika Virus Disease and Other Emerging and Re- Emerging Infectious Diseases targeting the Barangay Health Workers. This one- day orientation will provide them basic knowledge on different emerging and re- emerging infectious diseases; their modes of transmission, signs and symptoms and measures to prevent transmission.
A country that is free from the public health impact of emerging and re- emerging infectious diseases
Provide an integrated, collaborative and responsive health system that will prevent and control emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases towards a healthy and bio-secure country
The program aims to: 
1.  Reduce public health impact of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases; and 
2.  Strengthen surveillance, preparedness, and response to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. 
Region IX:  3 Provinces and 2 Highly - Urbanized Cities
1. World Health Organization (WHO)
2. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
3. Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)
4. Department of Education (DepEd)
5. United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
6. Asian Development Bank (ADB)
7. Philippine Health Insurane Corporation (PhilHealth)
8. Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Animal Industry (DA-BAI)
1. EO 168- Creating the Inter- Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Philippines
2. AO No. 10- Creating the Philippine Inter- Agency Committee on Zoonoses (PHilCZ)
3. DM No. 2014- 0260- Interim Guidelines on the Preparedness and Response to MERS- CoV 
4. DM No. 2014- 0257- Interim Guidelines on Prevention and Control of Ebola Virus Disease
No. 1: Inter- agency Coordination on Prevention of Minimization of Entry and Spread of Ebola Virus Disease
5. DM No. 2014- 0291- Interim Guidelines Ensuring the Health Security of Overseas Filipino Workers in West African Countries and of Filipino UN Peacekeepers in Liberia against Ebola Virus Disease
   No. 4: Ensuring the Health Security of Overseas Filipino Workers in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone against EVD
   No. 5: Ensuring the Health Security of Filipino UN Peacekeepers in Liberia Against EVD
6. DM No. 2014- 0296- Interim Guidelines
   No. 6 for Risk Assessment for Ebola Virus Disease in the Deployment of Overseas Filipino Workers
7. DM No. 2014- 0386- Interim Guidelines on the Management of Patients with Ebola Virus Disease
   No. 8: Revised Case Management and Prevention of Ebola Virus Disease
   No. 9: Collection, Handling, Processing and Packaging of Specimens from Persons Under Investigation (PUI) and Probable suspected and confirmed EVD Cases.
8. DM No. 2014- 0370- Interim Guidelines
   No. 7 for Quarantine of Travelers Arriving from Ebola Affected Countries with Intense Transmission
9. DM No. 2014- 0381- Preparedness and Response Plan for the Prevention and Control of Ebola Virus Disease
10. AO No. 2012- 0028- Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA No. 9271 Otherwise known as the Quarantine Act of 2004
11. AO No. 2009- 0009- Application of DOH Policies, Plans and Guidelines Pertaining to Influenza AH1N1 virus
12. AO No. 165 s. 2004- Interim Guidelines in surveillance of Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) in Humans in the Philippines
13. DM No. 2009- 0250- Interim Guidelines on the Prevention of Leptospirosis through the Use of Prophylaxis in Areas affected by flood
14. DM No. 2014- 0157- Technical Guidelines Standards, and Other Instructions for Reference in the Surveillance of Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI)
15. DM No. 2009-0252- Interim Guidelines to Assist Leptospirosis Cases in Accessing Financial Assistance from the DOH
16. AO No. 2005- 0021- Guidelines on the management and Control of Meningococcal Disease
17. DM 2006- 0117- Reiteration of the Implementation of Early Treatment of Suspect Meningococcemia Cases as a Life- saving measure per AO 2005- 0021
18. DO No. 698 s. 2004- Designation of DOH Hospitals According to Hierarchy of Referral Centers for SARS and Other EREIDS
19. DOLE Order No. 47-03- Guidelines on SARS Prevention and Control
20. DC No. 297 s. 2003- PhilHealth Circular No. 26 s. 2003 entitled SARS Benefits Guidelines
21. DM No. 42 s. 2003- Case Definition / Management and Mandatory Notification of SARS by Health Facilities Nationwide
22. DM 2016- 0116- A- Technical Guidelines, Standards and Other Instructions for Referal in the Implementation of Zika Virus Disease Surveillance
23. DM 2016- 0169- Interim Guidelines on the Clinical Management of Zika Virus Infection
24. DM 2016- 0453- Reducing the Risk of ZIka Virus Transmission through Blood Transfusion
  The DOH, in collaboration with its partner organizations/agencies, employs the key strategies:
1. Development of systems, policies, standards, and guidelines for preparedness and response to emerging diseases;
2.  Technical Assistance or Technical Collaboration;
3.  Advocacy/Information dissemination;
4.  Intersectoral collaborations;
5. Capability building for management, prevention and control of emerging and re-emerging diseases that may pose epidemic/pandemic threat; and
6.  Logistical support for drugs and vaccines for meningococcemia and anti-viral drugs and vaccine for Pandemic Influenza Preparedness.
  1. Orientation on Zika Virus Disease and Other Emerging and Re- Emerging Infectious Diseases
DepEd Nurses
Barangay Health Workers
  • April 18 and July 28, 2017- Zamboanga Sibugay
  • April 19 and July 27, 2017- Zamboanga del Sur
  • April 20 and July 26, 2017- Zamboanga del Norte
 Ms. Eastsun Hallilou T. Boniao, RN- +63 9177093526/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 NTP EREID Nurse Coordinator
September 12, 2017