Nov 20, 2012

Green Cross School Crashers: A Double Defense against Dengue Lamok

Dengue Infection is very alarming! Surveys shown that it is now the leading cause of childhood hospitalization in our country. Even the Department of Health declares that children are at greater risk of dengue infection. Imagine that? Your sweet-innocent children can be the next victim of these day and night monsters (aka Dengue Lamok). Poor kids if we don’t give them the protection they need to fight against these double threat.

Good thing, Green Cross is on our side fighting to level up our family protection. They have this latest campaign, the Green Cross School Crashers, where they go to various schools in Metro Manila to empower school children by teaching them proper habits that will protect them from dengue lamok or dengue-carrying mosquitoes. With this, kids can easily understand this new scientific discovery and other concepts about dengue and dengue lamok in a  fun way.

The latest school visited by the Green Cross School Crashers campaign is Paco Catholic School, where elementary school kids learned about the two “school crashers” that they need to watch out for: Daytime Dengue Lamok, and Nighttime Dengue Lamok.


The kids were very participative as the Green Cross Crashers team taught them using games, songs, dances, story-telling sessions and interaction with the Green Cross Ambassador, Ms. Green, and the two mascots: Daytime Dengue Lamok and Nighttime Dengue Lamok.


Students’ displayed much enthusiasm and learning during the interactive educational session by the Green Cross School Crashers team


Ms. Green shared information on what students and parents can do to prevent dengue lamok from breeding. For example, getting rid of stagnant water in the house and its surroundings; this is because stagnant water is a mosquito breeding site.

Ms. Green taught the school kids the special Day and Night Dengue Lamok Defense stance. The stance is similar to a karate block—and while the gesture is symbolic, it derived its effectiveness from the kids’ natural affinity for movement, mimicry, and play.

Other preventive measures discussed included: wearing of long pants and long sleeved shirts; and applying insect repellent lotion to prevent mosquitoes from landing on and biting the kids’ skin.


Green Cross Products for your total family protection

Green Cross Insect Repellent Lotion is clinically proven to protect against Daytime Dengue Lamok and Nighttime Dengue Lamok. It also provides the anti-bacterial protection that the Green Cross brand is known and trusted to provide.

While dengue lamok continue to lurk around us, the Paco Catholic School kids now know how to protect themselves, thanks to Green Cross School Crashers.

Other Metro Manila schools that have already joined the campaign against dengue include St. Scholastica’s College Manila; St .Scholastica’s College Marikina, St. Pedro Poveda, Manila Cathedral School, Notre Dame of Greater Manila, St. Mary’s Academy of Caloocan, Diliman Preparatory School, Sienna College, St. Jude Catholic School, Philippine Cultural College, Pasig Catholic College, University of Perpetual Help, Lourdes School of Mandaluyong, Divine Light Academy, Paref Southridge School and MGC New Life School.

For more details on Green Cross School Crashers, visit or call Green Cross hotline at 0917 976 5980.

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