Cabaraban: How vulnerable is Northern Mindanao from Covid-19? (2nd of 2 parts)
Note: This article was originally published in Sunstar on 12 May 2020. ERIA’s research: Longitudinal Study of Aging and Health in the Philippines was discussed
THE World Health Organization (WHO) and Department of Health (DOH) strongly recommend handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds as a basic precautionary measure against the spread of infectious diseases. However, available data from the 2018 FHSIS reveal precarious coverage of safe water supply and basic sanitation facilities among some households in the region. While 9 in 10 homes have access to improved safe water supply, there are about 22,573 (17 percent) and 29,266 (12 percent) households in Bukidnon and Lanao del Norte, respectively, who do not have any access to safe water supply.
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