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ACT NO. 4832
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 4832 - AN ACT
CREATING THE MALARIA ERADICATION SERVICE AND PROVIDING FUNDS FOR THE
DURATION OF THE CAMPAIGN
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1. There is hereby created under the Department of
Health an office which shall be known as the Malaria Eradication
This Service shall be headed by a national malaria project director who
shall be a public health physician of good moral character with
achievement in public health service. He shall be appointed by the
President of the Philippines upon recommendation of the Secretary of
To insure continuity of functions, there shall be a deputy malaria
project director of good stating as malariologist who shall be
appointed by the Secretary of Health. He shall assist the project
director and shall act as project director in the absence of the
The Malaria Eradication Service shall be organized by the Secretary of
Health with the following divisions:
(1) Epidemiology, Research and Training; (2) Field
Operations, (3) Administration.
Sec. 2. The Malaria Eradication Service is charged
with the protection of the people of the Philippines from malaria. Its
general powers which shall extend to and comprehend integration among
other things, shall be the following:
(a) To formulate schemes and adopt unified and
coordinated measures for the eradication of malaria.
(b) To assign or re-assign Malaria personnel and
resources wherever exigencies so demand.
(c) To adopt measures which may relate to the
spraying of buildings and other premises with insecticide, malaria
surveys, medical examination of the people, treatment of persons
suffering from malaria, delimitation of malarious and non-malarious
(d) To adopt such other measures considered necessary
to achieve malaria eradication in the country.
Sec. 3. To carry out the provisions of this Act,
the Division of Malaria and the Malaria Eradication Service under eight
different regional health offices distributed all over the Philippines
are hereby placed under the direction, supervision, integration,
control and coordination of the Malaria Eradication Service. The
financing of these various health activities as well as the salary
items and appointments of all personnel assigned to this Service shall
continue as heretofore and the Secretary of Health is hereby authorized
to effect the transfer of all malaria eradication activities to the
Malaria Eradication Service with the corresponding items and personnel,
equipment, vehicles, supplies and materials, and appropriations, upon
approval of this Act.
Sec. 4. In addition to the funds already provided
in the General Appropriations Act, the sum of three million pesos is
hereby appropriated out of any funds in the National Treasury not
otherwise appropriated to carry out the purposes of this Act, including
the payment of salaries of the director, deputy director, and such
other personnel as may be authorized until their items are incorporated
in the General Appropriations Act.
Sec. 5. To provide funds to insure the continuity
of its activities, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office is hereby
authorized to hold one special race per annum, the proceeds from which
sweepstakes shall, after deduction of prize money and expenses as
provided for in Republic Act Numbered Eleven hundred sixty-nine, be
allocated to the Department of Health to constitute a Special Malaria
Fund. This Special Malaria Fund shall only be expended to defray, or
help to defray operational expenses of the Malaria Eradication Service.
Sec. 6. As soon as the campaign is successfully
terminated and malaria eradication is certified by the Secretary of
Health, all personnel, equipment, supplies and materials shall be
reassigned by the Secretary to General Public Health Services, which
will carry out thereafter the task, among others, to maintain the
malaria-free status in the Philippines.
Sec. 7. All Acts, parts of Acts and executive
orders inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.
Sec. 8. This Act shall take effect upon its
Approved: June 18, 1966
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