Schistosomiasis is an infection caused by blood fluke, specifically Schistosoma japonicum. An individual may acquire the infection from fresh water contaminated with larval cercariae, which develop in snails. Infected yet untreated individuals could transmit the disease through discharging schistosome eggs in feces into bodies of water.
Long term infections can result to severe development of lesions, which can lead to blockage of blood flow. The infection can also cause portal hypertension, which can make collateral circulation, hence, redirecting the eggs to other parts of the body
Schistosomiasis Free Zamboanga Peninsula
Synchronize and harmonize public and private stakeholders’ efforts in the elimination of Schistosomiasis in Zamboanga Peninsula.
- To reduce API to <1% of the population to established endemic barangays/municipalities
- To strengthen program performance by empowering LGUs thru a community based implementation.
- To develop/enhance the Knowledge and skills of LGU staff in the implementation of the Schistosomiasis Prevention and Control.
- Active and Passive Case Finding and Treatment
- Environmental Control
- Snail Control
- Health Education
- Mass Treatment
AREA OF COVERAGE
POLICIES AND LAWS
“Revised Guidelines in the Management and Prevention of Schistosomiasis”
“Declaring the Month of July Every Year as the Mass Treatment and Awareness Month for Schistosomiasis in the Established Endemic Areas in the Philippines”
Strategies, action points, and timeline
- Preventive Chemotherapy and infection Control
- Transmission Control
- Public-Private/ P2P Partnerships
- Advocacy and social mobilization
- Monitoring and evaluation
CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES
PROGRAM MANAGER CONTACT INFORMATION