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ANTIQUE GUV SUPPORTS DOH ZERO OPEN DEFECATION PROGRAM

MORE  SANITARY TOILETS NEEDED. Antique Governor Rhodora J. Cadiao commits to support the zero open defecation program of the Department of[...]

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ANGARA WANTS AUTHORITY TO INCREASE BED CAPACITY IN GOV’T HOSPITALS DELEGATED TO...

March 20, 2019 - 4:13 PM

TACLOBAN CITY- Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara underscored the need to upgrade the facilities and increase the bed capacity of government hospitals under the Department of Health (DOH) in anticipation of the influx of patients due to the impending implementation of the landmark universal health care (UHC) law. “To accommodate more patients, government hospitals would need […]

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TINY ROBOTIC TOOL DEVELOPED TO KILL, DETECT CANCER CELLS: STUDY

March 19, 2019 - 3:34 PM

WASHINGTON — Canadian scientists developed a kind of magnetic “tweezers” that can precisely bring minuscule bead robot into live human cancer cell, pointing to a new option for diagnosing and killing cancer.   The study, published on Wednesday in the journal Science Robotics,  described the design, in which a magnetic iron bead about 100 times smaller […]

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BAGUIO FOLKS TOLD TO AVAIL OF FREE MEASLES, ENCEPHALITIS VACCINES

March 18, 2019 - 5:11 PM

BAGUIO CITY – The public is urged to avail of the government’s free vaccines for measles and Japanese encephalitis following an increasing number of measle cases in the city. “Please avail of the mass immunization campaign because it is the only way we can protect our children from the serious effects of the infectious disease,” city […]

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BAGUIO FOLKS TOLD TO AVAIL OF FREE MEASLES, ENCEPHALITIS VACCINES

March 18, 2019 - 4:26 PM

BAGUIO CITY – The public is urged to avail of the government’s free vaccines for measles and Japanese encephalitis following an increasing number of measle cases in the city. “Please avail of the mass immunization campaign because it is the only way we can protect our children from the serious effects of the infectious disease,” city […]

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DOH NOTES RISE IN DENGUE CASES IN SOCCSKSARGEN

March 17, 2019 - 5:35 PM

KIDAPAWAN CITY — The Department of Health (DOH) in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) has reported a spike in the number of dengue cases this year with five recorded fatalities. Dr. Imelda Quiñones, the spokesperson of DOH-12, said the Center for Health and Development (CHD-12)-Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (RESU) reported that as of March 15, dengue cases […]

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NUMBER OF DENGUE CASES IN CENTRAL VISAYAS NOW ALMOST 5K

March 16, 2019 - 4:35 PM

CEBU CITY – Dengue cases in Central Visayas have significantly increased in just a month’s time. Data from the Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (RESU) of the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) showed that there were 3,076 dengue cases from January 1 to Feb. 9 and 4,955 cases as of March 9, indicating an […]

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MEASLES VACCINATION CAMPAIGN INTENSIFIED

March 16, 2019 - 4:34 PM

The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday said it was escalating its measles vaccination campaign in the country, this time among schoolchildren from Kindergarten to Grade 6, in anticipation of the summer months when cases of measles tend to be on the upswing. According to Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, the school-based immunization will employ […]

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VACCINATE YOUR CHILDREN NOW

March 16, 2019 - 4:33 PM

WE accept the reality that the government can tell us who is eligible to drive an automobile. The government does not hesitate to tightly regulate the sale, possession and use of tobacco, let alone other “medicinal herbs.” We consider it important that the government not only examine but also make sure that we are informed […]

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5 MAJOR HOSPITALS ASSURED OF ADEQUATE WATER SUPPLY

March 16, 2019 - 4:31 PM

Arrangements have been made to ensure that five major government hospitals will receive half of their daily water requirements as the Philippine National Police urged its men in areas hit by the supply shortage to conserve water. The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), on the other hand, said that there was enough water […]

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OVER 200 PREGNANT WOMEN BENEFIT FROM KIDAPAWAN ‘BUNTIS’ CARAVAN

March 15, 2019 - 5:34 PM

A health worker checks on the blood pressure of a pregnant woman during Wednesday’s (March 13) ‘Buntis Caravan’ in Kidapawan City. (Photo by Kidapawan CIO)   KIDAPAWAN CITY – More than 200 pregnant women from the city’s 40 villages have availed of maternity check-up services offered during the “Buntis Caravan” here Wednesday. Mayor Joseph Evangelista said the […]

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PHILHEALTH COVERAGE FOR PWD’S LAUDED

March 15, 2019 - 5:40 PM

The Department of Health (DOH) thanked President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for recently signing another health law, one that mandates the provision of state health insurance for all persons with disability.   The new law, Republic Act No. 11228, is entitled “An Act Providing for the Mandatory PhilHealth Coverage for All Persons with Disability, Amending Republic […]

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MEASLES VACCINATION DOES MORE THAN PROTECT AGAINST THE DISEASE

March 15, 2019 - 5:33 PM

Researchers say it appears that children in Africa who were given the measles vaccine after DTP vaccination had higher overall survival rates. The measles vaccine has proven to have beneficial effects beyond direct prevention of the disease itself. Measles vaccinations might be the key to higher child survival rates in low- to middle-income countries. A recent […]

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WHO CHIEF CONGRATULATES PRRD ON PASSAGE OF HEALTH CARE ACT

March 15, 2019 - 5:27 PM

 GENEVA – World Health Organization (WHO) Director General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, congratulated the Philippine government for legislating Republic Act (RA) 11223, better known as the “Universal Health Care Act”.   In his letter addressed to President Rodrigo R. Duterte, dated last March 4, WHO head hailed the passage of the UHC law as a demonstration […]

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THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN CHILDREN DON’T GET VACCINATED

March 15, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Health officials express concerns over recent outbreaks of measles and chickenpox.   There are cases popping up all over, and there’s a simple reason behind it. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently warned that reported cases of measles spiked in 2017 because multiple countries — due to gaps in vaccination coverage — experienced severe outbreaks of the […]

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MEASLES OUTBREAK CLAIMS 9 LIVES IN CENTRAL VISAYAS

March 13, 2019 - 5:50 PM

CEBU CITY – The number of deaths due to the measles outbreak in Central Visayas is now pegged at nine, covering the period from January 1-March 12, the Department of Health Regional Office here said Tuesday. Jane Michelle Raagas, Nurse V of the DOH Central Visayas Center for Health Development, told the Philippine News Agency that […]

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DOH CALABARZON IMMUNIZES OVER 800K KIDS VS. MEASLES

March 13, 2019 - 5:48 PM

Department of Health (DOH) 4-A Regional Director Eduardo Janairo administers measles vaccine in one of his provincial visits in the ongoing measles mass immunization campaign. (Photo courtesy of DOH 4-A) MANILA — The Department of Health 4-A (DOH-Calabarzon) has immunized a total of 862,237 children in the region in line with the government’s intensified anti-measles campaign. According […]

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