Major contributions of WHO Country Office to the programme

Dengue integrated vector management

  • documentation of IVM case ctudies in Agusan del Norte and Mati City;
  • development of Dengue manual of procedures and medium-term plan; and
  • on-going policy development on IVM.

Dengue surveillance

  • routine entomology surveys in Baguio, for the implementation of the “Community-based Dengue Pilot Project in Baguio City”;
  • training on indoor residual spraying in CHD XI; and
  • national training on basic vector surveillance and COMBI for dengue prevention and control.

Dengue case management

  • development of Dengue clinical guidelines for diagnosis and treatment;
  • sttrengthening national reference laboratory capacity and expansion of sub-national Llboratories for dengue and Other arboviruses;
  • AFRIMS training provided to RITM and NEC staff; and
  • training of trainers on the revised dengue clinical case management.

Social mobilization & communication for dengue

  • financial, technical and personnel support, including the reproduction of advocacy materials (posters, flip charts, stickers) for the “Community-based Dengue Pilot Project in Baguio City”, with initial support from ADB;
  • COMBI social skills workshop;
  • COMBI training in CHD XI;
  • situational assessment/ documentation of COMBI projects and its best practices in the Philippines (Cagayan, Agusan del Sur and Davao Oriental)
  • participation in the launching and campaign of Aksyon Barangay Kontra Dengue (ABKD1);
  • gender and development (GAD) case studies in Agusan del Norte
  • support for the 1st and 2nd ASEAN Dengue Day; and
  • support for the Philippine National Dengue Summit.

Dengue outbreak response

  • support for regional stockpile procurement & emergency supplies

Research

  • community-based Dengue Pilot Project in Baguio City;
  • RS Trials for insecticide-resistance monitoring; and
  • insectary refurbishment to support RITM in the implementation of research in dengue vector biology and control. This insectary will also cater to other vector-borne diseases such as malaria, filarial and JE.
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