Posts Tagged Department of Science and Technology

Philippines, all set for WHO Solidarity trials on COVID vaccines — DOST

Marje Pelayo   •   July 13, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has confirmed the signing of a letter of agreement for the conduct of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) solidarity trials...

VCO as treatment for COVID-19 needs further study — DOST

Marje Pelayo   •   June 10, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) cannot confirm yet whether virgin coconut oil (VCO) can treat COVID-19 based on current studies being conducted. DOST Philippine Council...

DOST to launch study on COVID vaccine brand mixing by June

Marje Pelayo   •   May 25, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) announced that it is launching a study into the mixing and matching of COVID-19 vaccine brands. DOST Undersecretary Rowena Guevara...

Clinical trials on ivermectin to start in June – DOST

Marje Pelayo   •   May 6, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said that preparations are underway for the anticipated clinical trials on the use of ivermectin as a...

No need for ivermectin clinical trial in PH — DOST

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 10, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—There is no need to conduct clinical trials in the Philippines for ivermectin, according to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). The DOST’s  Philippine Council for Health Research...

PH has capacity to produce vaccines — DOST

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 4, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) believes that it is possible for the Philippines to become a vaccine manufacturer. During the ‘Kapihan sa Manila Bay’ on...

Sinovac’s 50% efficacy meets WHO minimum standards — DOST

Marje Pelayo   •   December 24, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The national government assures that experts are carefully studying the available efficacy and safety data of every developed vaccine specifically against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from any manufacturer....

NASA introduces PH satellite Maya-2; to launch in 2021

Marje Pelayo   •   December 14, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) STAMINA4Space Program announced on Monday (December 14) that the 4th Joint Global Multi-Nation Birds Satellite or BIRDS-4 project is now...

Virgin coconut oil shows potential vs. COVID-19 based on DOST-funded study

Marje Pelayo   •   October 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — A research study conducted in Singapore and funded by the Department of Science and Technology, has revealed the potential of virgin coconut oil or VCO, in treating...

DOST names 13 hospitals involved in WHO COVID-19 vaccine solidarity trials

Robie de Guzman   •   September 22, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Tuesday announced that 13 hospitals will be involved in the solidarity trials of the World Health Organization (WHO) for...

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