Schistosomiasis Control and Elimination Program

Schistosomiasis japonicum is an acute and chronic disease caused by parasitic worms called trematodes or blood flukes. It is endemic in the Philippines and is transmitted through contact with fresh water infested with the parasite that penetrates human and animal skin. In the Philippines, the total population at risk is approximately 12.4 million with 2.7 million individuals directly exposed to the disease. Hence, this program aims to eradicate the transmission and incidence of Schistosomiasis Infection in all endemic barangays by 2025.


Schistosomiasis Free Philippines


Synchronized and harmonized public and private stakeholders’ efforts in the elimination of schistosomiasis in the Philippines

Type of Service


  • Training on the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Schistosoma Japonicum infections in the Philippines
Partners Organization


  • Department of Education (DepEd)
  • National Irrigation Administration (NIA)
  • Bureau of Animal Industry, Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)
  • Public Information Agency (PIA)
  • Kapisanan ng mga Broadkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP)
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)
  • Local Government Units (LGUs)

International Partners

  • Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International
  • World Health Organization (WHO)