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DOH chief bares options for future of children’s hospital


It’s modernization, not privatization, which can happen in many ways.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Anti-dengue vaccine developed; available July 2015


With an effective dengue vaccine available by July next year, the Department of Health is optimistic that two out of three patients won’t need hospitalization and that the country will get rid of the mosquito-borne disease as a major public health problem in the country in the coming years.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Health department urged to implement RH law fully

PRO-RH LAW  Proponents of the RH law gather in front of Supreme Court  displaying portraits of poor children.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Now that its constitutionality has been affirmed, it’s time to implement the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health law, one of its principal authors said on Wednesday.

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

Warning aired against tainted dialysis drugs

FDA director general Dr. Kenneth Go. Photo from www.fda.gov.ph

The Department of Health (DOH) is calling on hospitals to report cases of kidney patients who suddenly develop chills and other unusual reactions while undergoing dialysis.

Posted: June 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DOH reports high incidence of measles in ARMM

Children inflicted with measles queue up at the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The regional Department of Health has reported a marked increase in the incidence of measles among children in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, with about a dozen fatalities in a span of five months.

Posted: June 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »