School Children's Oral Health Awareness Week
The week of October 5-9, 2009 is being observed as School Children’s Oral Health Awareness Week to address the oral health problems among school children. With the theme “Wastong Pangangalaga sa Ngipin Alamin, Antas ng Kaalaman Palawigin,’’ the week is one of the highlights of the Social Health Month in October.It has been noted that 97 percent of first graders in public schools suffer from dental caries which contributes to school absenteeism. The other health problems include worm infestations, respiratory tract infections, and diarrhea.If unattended, these diseases can affect a child’s physical health, well-being, growth, and achievements.The Department of Education (DepEd) through the Health and Nutrition Center, which lead the celebration of School Children’s Oral Health Awareness Week, is giving priority to oral healthcare of school children so that they can meet their full potential.The activities lined up for the celebration include lectures, …
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Publication information: Article title: School Children's Oral Health Awareness Week. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Manila Bulletin. Publication date: October 8, 2009. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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