Posts Tagged Department of Health

DOH wants tax on salty food products

Robie de Guzman   •   October 30, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) is eyeing to propose imposing additional taxes on salty food products in a bid to lower the high incidence of non-communicable diseases...

DOH pushes for total ban on e-cigarettes

Robie de Guzman   •   October 30, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday called for a total ban on electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), stressing that it has no proven positive effect on the user’s...

DOH issues safety tips for the long weekend

Maris Federez   •   October 29, 2019

The Department of Health (DOH) has issued some safety tips in going to memorial parks for the long weekend holiday. The DOH said it is wise to bring own bottled...

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...

DOH signs IRR of Universal Health Care Law

Freema Gloria   •   October 10, 2019

The Department of Health (DOH) has signed the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Universal Health Care Law. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III led the signing of the IRR...

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...

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...

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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