Student Research Reports
Assessment of Community Awareness and Responsiveness on the Health Hazard brought by Mosquito-borne Diseases
Student(s):Mae Joy S. Bernales Aerish R. Ocomen
Grade Level:Secondary School (grades 9-12, ages 14-18)
Date Submitted: 03/14/2020
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Quezon City is located in the Philippines and considered as the most populated city in the country, with nearly 2.9 million as indicated by the last national statistics. Numerous number of the dengue cases in Metro Manila for the year 2019 were recorded in Quezon City based on the recent report of Department of Health (DOH). The city had more than 3,000 instances of dengue This study was descriptive in nature, determining the relevance of health and barangay officials' responsiveness to the awareness of the residents from a particular barangay area. This study focused on the aspects on the perception and views of the selected participants regarding the mosquito-borne disease cases. Campus principal of Batasan Hills National High School and Health Sanitation Officer in-charged from the twenty selected barangays were then asked for their permission to formally conduct the study. Twenty barangays in Quezon City including Barangay Payatas, Commonwealth, Batasan Hills, Holy Spirit, San Agustin, Capri, Bagbag, NagkaisangNayon, East Kamias, Sikatuna Viilage, Quirino 3A, Quirino 2A, San Bartolome, Krus na Ligas, Pinyahan, Quirino 2B, Bagong Silangan, Sauyo, Talipapa and Tandang Sora possess a siginifcat health risk on mosquito-borne diseases as indicated positive on having such mosquito breeding sites.. There are preventive strategies being performed in each barangay. Unfortunately, due to the rising population, there are times that the needs are not being satisfied but the good thing about it is the commitment of barangay to serve its fellows through providing alternatives and other solutions to be able to meet the public health demand. To sum it all up, there are still factors that needs to be addressed by the city Health Department, for the residents, alloting more self-discipline on their suroundings may reduce to reduce mosquito-borne diseases cases.