Health

DOH advises travelers to receive polio vaccine before leaving, entering PHL

Robie de Guzman   •   October 11, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) is urging all travelers to get immunized against polio before leaving and entering the Philippines, following a declaration of an outbreak of...

PCG Central Visayas to use sniffing dogs to detect pork, pork products

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 9, 2019

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Central Visayas will use sniffing dogs to detect pork and pork products in the various ports in the region. This is in response to the...

DOH: Practice good hygiene to prevent meningococcemia

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 9, 2019

The Department of Health (DOH) has advised the public to practice good hygiene in order to prevent meningococcemia. DOH Assistant Secretary of the Public Health Services Team Maria Rosario Vergeire...

WHO calls for “40 seconds of action” on World Mental Health Day

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 8, 2019

Every 40-seconds someone loses their life to suicide. READ: Are suicidal thoughts contagious? The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on the public to allot “40 seconds of action” for...

DOH: 10-year-old girl dies of diphtheria

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 26, 2019

The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday (September 24) confirmed that a 10-year-old grade schooler from Pandacan, Manila has died of diphtheria. Based on the information from the Manila Health...

DOH to recommend price reduction of over 120 high-cost meds

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 26, 2019

The Department of Health (DOH) will recommend a price reduction of over 120 high-cost medicines based on Republic Act 9502 or the Cheaper Medicines Act of 2008. According to DOH...

DOH probing emerging cases of diphtheria, other infectious diseases in PH

Robie de Guzman   •   September 25, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Apart from polio, cases of other infectious diseases such as diphtheria have also emerged in some parts of the country, the Department of Health (DOH) said. In...

Gov’t of Australia warns its citizens against polio outbreak in PH

Marje Pelayo   •   September 25, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Australian government on Tuesday (September 24) issued a travel advisory to its citizens warning them against the health risks of polio virus. Australians are also advised...

DOH monitors another child from Laguna for possible polio

Marje Pelayo   •   September 25, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – A six-year-old boy from Barangay Parian in Calamba, Laguna is now being monitored after showing symptoms of polio. According to the Department of Health (DOH) Region 4A...

DOH region 9 clarifies no confirmed poliovirus in Zamboanga Peninsula

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 24, 2019

The Department of Health region 9 has clarified that there is no confirmed case of poliovirus in the Zamboanga Peninsula. Out of the 15 specimens examined at the Research Institute...

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