Some of the people attending Wednesday’s hearing on the 2009 Maguindanao Massacre at the Quezon City Jail Annex in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City, had to wear face masks following reports that several inmates had contracted tuberculosis.
The number of people afflicted with tuberculosis (TB) in Northern Mindanao is increasing, according to the Department of Health (DOH). This, however, meant an improvement in the monitoring of health officials, according to a regional DOH executive.
US health regulators said Monday they had licensed a new treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis — the first such federal approval aimed at tackling the deadly disease in 40 years.
Health officials in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao announced a drastic reduction in the number of cases of tuberculosis (TB) in the region, saying it came about even amid security threats to the region’s health workers.
By Edwin Fernandez and Charlie Señase
Despite threats to the security of its workers and other problems, the Department of Health in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao said it has managed to drastically reduce the incidence of tuberculosis in the region.