National Dengue Prevention and Control Program
The National Dengue Prevention and Control Program was first initiated by the Department of Health (DOH) in 1993. Region VII and the National Capital Region served as the pilot sites. It was not until 1998 when the program was implemented nationwide. The target populations of the program are the general population, the local government units, and the local health workers.
Vision: Dengue Risk-Free Philippines
Mission: To improve the quality of health of Filipinos by adopting an integrated dengue control approach in the prevention and control of dengue infection.
Goal: Reduce morbidity and mortality from dengue infection by preventing the transmission of the virus from the mosquito vector human.
The objectives of the program are categorized into three: health status objectives; risk reduction objectives; and services & protection objectives.
Health Status Objectives:
- Reduce incidence from 32 cases/100,000 population to 20 cases/100,000 population;
- Reduce case fatality rate by <1%; and
- Detect and contain all epidemics.
Risk Reduction Objectives:
- Reduce the risk of human exposure to aedes bite by House index of <5 and Breteau index of 20;
- Increase % of HH practicing removal of mosquito breeding places to 80%; and
- Increase awareness on DF/DHF to 100%.
Services & Protection Objectives:
- Establish a Dengue Reference Laboratory capable of performing IgM capture ELISA for Dengue Surveillance;
- Increase the % of 1° and 2° government hospitals with laboratory capable of platelet count and hematocrit; and
- Ensure surveillance and investigation of all epidemics.
The following organizations/agencies take part in the achievement of the program’s objectives:
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- United Nations children’s Fund (UNICEF)
- Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)
- Department of Education (DepEd)
- United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
- Asian Development Bank (ADB)
- Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth)
Dr. Lyndon L. Lee Suy
Department of Health-National Center for Disease Prevention and Control (DOH-NCDPC)
Contact Number: 651-78-00 local 2353