Leda Hernandez

Leda M. Hernandez

Chief, Infectious Disease Office at The Department of Health

Company:
The Department of Health

General Information

Experience

Chief of the National Center for Disease Prevention  - DOH

Affiliations

Division Chief  - National Center for Disease Prevention and Control

Member  - Representative Contact Group

Recent News  

Photo shows from left: Dr. Leda Hernandez, Chief, Infectious Disease Office, DOH; Ms Cheryl Maley, President & Managing Director, Novartis Healthcare Philippines; Dr. Maria Francia M. Laxamana, Assistant Secretary, DOH; H.E. Andrea Reichlin, Swiss Ambassador to the Philippines; and Mr. Francisco Onde, Chair, Coalition of Leprosy Advocates of the Philippines.

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A Minute with NTD expert: Dr. Leda Hernandez, Division Chief, the National Center for Disease Prevention and Control Department of Health in the Philippines
At "Uniting to Combat NTDs: Translating the London Declaration into Action," we had a chance to catch up with Dr. Leda Hernandez, Division Chief of the National Center for Disease Prevention and Control Department of Health in the Philippines. Global Network: What are the most common Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in the Philippines? Dr. Leda Hernandez: We have six of the most common NTDs in the Philippines, namely the soil transmitted helminths, schistosomiasis, leprosy, rabies, food and water born (diseases), and lymphatic filariasis.

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Dr. Leda Hernandez of the Department of Health Center for Disease Prevention and Control said 25 percent of flariasis cases are found in Luzon; 19 percent, Visayas; and 56 percent in MindanaoShe said the youngest patient in the country is a three-year old child from Zamboanga del Norte.Hernandez said lymphatic filiariasis is now endemic in 40 provinces nationwide

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