The Department of Health (DOH) has declared Pangasinan as “malaria-free.”
This after the province maintained a five-year status of having no malaria cases.
Pangasinan Governor Amado Espino III said the DOH declaration is a result of local government units and the provincial government working together.
Among the steps taken include “border operations” or simultaneous fogging with the Zambales provincial government to prevent the spread of malaria-carrying mosquito larvae.
The provincial government also distributed mosquito nets to indigenous peoples (IP) living in far-flung areas.
“Ang pagpapanatili ng magandang kalusugan ng ating mga kababayan ay nagbunga ng ating pagiging malaria-free province,” Espino said.