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The month of July recognizes several health related celebrations and Carmona supports these.

One of these celebrations include the National Deworming Month. Throughout the month of July, several Harmonized Schedule and Combined Mass Drug Administration (HSCMDA) for the Prevention and Control of Lymphatic Filariasis, Schistosomiasis and Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis or simply deworming activities were conducted.

These deworming sessions were community and school-based and were introduced to students from kindergarten up to Grade 12 students or children of ages 1-4 years old and 5-18 years old.

Furthermore, the local government in partnership with the MHO and the Cavite Blood Council also celebrated the National Blood Donors Month through conducting a blood donation mission on July 14 with the theme of "Dugo mong iaalay, Pantawidbuhay".

All Carmona residents aged 18-60 weighing not less than 50 kg were invited to donate blood. Employees of the local government were also encouraged to donate their blood and they have received a compensatory off in accordance with the Executive Order issued by Mayor Dahlia Loyola.

On July 31, donors were awarded with medals as a token during the 6th Annual Blood Donor Recognition. The said awarding was graced by Dr. Ruby Constantino, Assistant Regional Director of DOH Region IV-A, and Ms. Bless PiƱon, Regional Blood Program Coordinator.

Tags: MHO, National Blood Donors Month, National Deworming Month

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