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Taguig City Promotes Health and Hygiene Awareness in Schools

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Taguig City - In collaboration with the Department of Education, the City of Taguig recently commemorated National Deworming Month and Handwashing Day at Maharlika Integrated School. The event, held on October 18, Wednesday, aimed to ensure the deworming of 85 percent of elementary students from Kindergarten to Grade 6. With over 300 participants, including students, parents, and educators, the initiative sought to highlight the significance of proper hygiene and health practices among the youth.

Mayor Lani Cayetano extended her gratitude and support to the attendees, underscoring the essential role of children's health and the vital responsibility of parents in cultivating values of nutrition and hygiene at home. She emphasized the necessity of instilling these practices from an early age, contributing to a foundation of lifelong health habits for the youth.

The event witnessed Mayor Lani personally leading a demonstration of proper handwashing techniques, along with the distribution of deworming tablets, cards, slippers, and comprehensive hygiene kits comprising alcohol, towels, and handwashing soap. Several engaging activities were organized by the Taguig City Health Office, featuring a handwashing exercise, storytelling sessions, a deworming presentation, and an instructive lecture on the importance of handwashing. The Health Education and Promotion Office also introduced the city's new handwashing jingle and dance, further promoting the significance of maintaining proper hygiene practices among the youth.

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