PHILIPPINE SPRING CLEANING DAY IS GOING TO HAPPEN ON MAY 11, 2011.
According to research, 1.5 million lives are lost due to cleaning and sanitation-related diseases. 1 life for every 20 seconds can be saved if there is a strong and compelling campaign that pushes for cleaning and sanitation in the country. USAID 2008 data, also states that the Philippines loses 77.8 billion pesos every year due to poor sanitation, which later on causes an absenteeism rate of 8 days every year for a common Filipino worker.
Armed with the battle cry of "I clean. I save," the Philippine Spring Cleaning day, in partnership with different agencies, is the first public and private initiative for cleaning and sanitation to prevent infectious diseases that can be spread inside the home.
- Department of Health (DOH)
The Department of Health (DOH) is the principal health agency in the Philippines. It is responsible for ensuring access to basic public health services to all Filipinos through the provision of quality health care and regulation of providers of health goods and services.
- UP-National Institutes of Health (UP-NIH)
The University of the Philippines-National Institutes of Health (UP-NIH) is a specialized research unit of UP Manila. Created in 1994, the UP-NIH is envisioned to accelerate health sciences research in the Philippines. It coordinates closely with its collaborators, the Department of Health and the PCHRD of the Department of Science and Technology.
- Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines (PIDSP)
Driven forward by the ultimate goal of leading the fight against childhood infectious diseases, the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society (PIDSP), a subspecialty organization of the Philippine Pediatric Society (PPS) was founded in September 1993. PIDSP continues to actively pursue its mission of battling infectious disease among children. It is committed to set the highest standards for education, training, research and practice in the field of pediatric infectious diseases.
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Give us your best tip on how to clean your home by:
1. Enter your best tip in Philippine Spring Cleaning Day in commitment/tips page (http://www.philippinespringcleaningday.com).
2. You also have to email your tip to [email protected] with your name and contact number.
Best 20 tips will receive gift packs from Lysol. Winners will be announced thru Phil. Spring Cleaning FB Fan page – (http://www.facebook.com/philippinespringcleaningday) on Tuesday, 10 MAY 2011.