DOH targets zero open defecation in Kalinga

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, July 13 (PIA)--The Provincial Department of Health Office (PDOHO) here is targetting zero open defecation in the province especially in hinterland barangays through the construction of household sanitary toilet (HST).


Dr. Remegio Basilan of PDOHO here said Kalinga ranks lowest in the Cordillera Adminstrative Region in terms of HST.

To address this concern,  the PHHO in partnerhsip with the local government unit, piloted the construction of common septic tanks in Buscalan, Tinglayan with funds provided by DOH and downloaded to the LGU.

“To serve as model in the comunity, Tinglayan LGU has already mandated its officials, employees including job orders, barangay health workers to comply building their own HST and pigpen,” Basilan said.

In Tanudan, Dr. Judy Lacar, also of PDOHO, said they are supporting the “Project LUMANG-AD” (become better) covering the villages of Dacalan, Gaang, Lubo, Mangali and Taloctoc, of which one its component  is the construction of household toilets.

Other components of the LUMANG-AD project are construction of pigpen, backyard gardening, acces to safe water and waste segregation.

The DOH’s support is an incentive for Tanudan for enrolling under the Municipal Leadership and Governance Program. (PIA Kalinga)


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