The Department of Health, declared the third (3rd) week of February of every year as Leprosy Prevention and Control Week. To observe this occasion, the Philippine Leprosy Mission will promote the importance of skin health and encourage the public with skin problems to consult at the local health centers. PLM will also conduct free skin consultations (for any skin ailments) in the following areas:
February 20, 2014 (Thursday) – Brgy. Tatalon, Quezon City
February 21, 2014 (Friday) – Brgy. Maligaya, Fairview, Quezon City
February 22 (Saturday) Brgy Lalawigan, Samal, Bataan
Dermatologists from St. Luke’s Medical Center, Philippine General Hospital and East Avenue Medical Center will participate in the said free skin consultations. The Philippine Dermatological Society also donated ointment for those who will consult.