IN VITRO DETERMINATION OF THE ANTHELMINTIC PROPERTY OF FORMULATED SYRUP FROM CYPERUS ROTUNDUS, CYPERACEAE (BARSANGA) CRUDE EXTRACT
An Undergraduate Thesis
Presented to the Faculty of the College of Pharmacy
Our Lady of Fatima University
In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy
Arellano, Angelique Dominika M.
Bernas, Karol C.
Cabulay, Ivy Mariz C.
Calimpusan, Charisse B.
Dela Cruz, Francheska Annel J.
Diaz, Eva B.
Our Lady of Fatima University
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
Intestinal parasitism is rampant in the Philippines especially in rural areas where health care is often the least priority. This disease is frequently overlooked since the infected individuals are often asymptomatic unless the infection is severe enough to cause obvious signs of infection such as abdominal enlargement or actual passage of worms from orifices. Intestinal parasitism is a persistent problem in our community and it is precipitated by poor sanitation and hygiene, and limited supply of clean water. According to DOH, the most affected are the children ages 2-14 years old and the common consequences of intestinal parasitic infections have shown to affect their nutritional status, physical development and mental function.
One of the programs of DOH named “Garantisadong Pambata” schedules two rounds of deworming annually, which covers pre-school and elementary pupils and is primarily administered through local barangay health units, trained barangay healthworkers, and day care workers. They are using mebendazole or albendazole tablets for deworming. The DOH claims that reinfection is 100% at 6 months after treatment, hence the need for treatment is at least twice a year.
Some NGO’s have come up with some ideas to address the growing population of infected individuals with intestinal parasites and to solve the problem to its root cause. They have used
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