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509 new HIV cases in August, up by 33%; male transmission high – DOH

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The number of cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) jumped by 33 percent in August compared to the same period in 2013, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Wednesday.

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Antirabies fight gets results in Quezon towns

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Three towns in the island of Alabat, Quezon province, are to be declared by the Department of Health (DOH) as “rabies-free areas.”

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Step up immunization of children, LGUs urged

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The Department of Health (DOH) has urged local governments to be more aggressive in their mass immunization programs against infectious diseases, saying that some areas of the country still registered low immunization rates.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

FDA to allow vaccination in drug stores soon

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In an advisory on Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it has partnered with the Philippine Pharmacists Association in its plan to train and authorize FDA-licensed community pharmacists in drug outlets registered with the agency to administer adult vaccines and other immuno-products.

Posted: September 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOH, Philhealth to let poor patients avail of free cataract surgery

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The Department of Health (DOH) said it has been working out a package with the state-run Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (Philhealth) to ensure indigent patients could avail of cataract surgery for free in a bid to curb the prevalence of visual impairment and blindness among Filipinos.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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