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LGUs and USAID unite to fight TB
Wednesday, 02 February 2011
CITY OF MALOLOS – In a bid to strengthen the campaign against Tuberculosis, the Provincial Government of Bulacan in support to the League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP) will convene together with the United States Agency International Development – Tuberculosis Linking Initiative Networking Collaboration (USAID-TBLINC) to lay the structure of the Provincial Multi-Sectoral Alliance to Control TB on February 4, 2011 at Club Royale here.

The said multi-sectoral group aims to further improve the alliance of the national and local government together with the various sectors of society in fighting and eradicating tuberculosis in the country.

In the said convention, Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado as the chairman and Vice Gov. Daniel R. Fernando as the co-chairman will discuss the structure of the Provincial Multi-Sectoral Alliance to Control TB.

According to the data of USAID-TBLINC, Philippines has ranked 9th with the most number of TB cases and 107 Filipinos die everyday because of this ailment.

Meanwhile, base on the recorded data of PHO, Bulacan had 3,250 TB cases last 2009 and this number is expected to decrease due to the programs spearheaded by the national and local government with the assistance of various organizations like USAID-TBLINC.

Aside from this, efforts to totally diminish the numbers of TB cases are still going on with PHO’s programs like Barangay TB Patrol mantled in most municipalities of the province, proper budget allocation, among others. ###

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