AROUND 2,800 households will be given free Ovi/Larvicidal Trap or O/L Trap -- a Filipino-made organic trap system to control and prevent the population of the Aedes Aegypti, a dengue-carrier mosquito.
Dr. Lilian de las Llagas, professor of college of public health of University of Manila and technical consultant of the O/L Trap program, said the O/L Trap is made from organic materials, environmentally friendly, easy to use and affordable.
Tuesday's rollout launching in Davao City is the 13th nationwide and the second in Mindanao. Medical practitioners and barangay health workers (BHW) attended the launching program together with resource speakers from the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Science and Technology (Dost).
In Davao, dengue fever is king. It is the number one infectious disease monitored by the Philippines Department of Health (DOH) in the region.
According to the DOH 2010 annual surveillance report just released, Davao recorded 9,563 cases last year. In 2009, the Davao region recorded 3,800 cases of the mosquito-borne virus- representing a more than 150% increase.