2nd week of July declared ‘National Infection Prevention and Control Week’

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MANILA, Philippines — To promote health consciousness amid the COVID-19 pandemic, President Rodrigo Duterte has declared the second week of July as the “National Infection Prevention and Control Week.”

“The State recognizes infection as a major health problem, which has a significant impact on mortality, morbidity and quality of life, and acknowledges that the threats posed by an infection resulting in epidemics, pandemics and antimicrobial resistance have become more evident,” Duterte in Proclamation No. 971 signed June 23 which was only made public Friday.

“There is a need to emphasize prevention and health promotion as tools to address the threats posed by infection, and attai…

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