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Free TB testing, treatment for QC students


Around 23,000 children in Quezon City between the ages of three and four will be tested for tuberculosis under a worldwide program aimed at eradicating the disease by 2015.

Posted: September 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Did you know: National Tuberculosis Day

National Tuberculosis Day is celebrated every Aug. 19 by virtue of Proclamation No. 840 signed by President Fidel Ramos on July 30, 1996. Based on the 2007 Philippine National Tuberculosis Prevalence Survey, there were approximately three cases of tuberculosis out of every 1,000 people. In 2009, 25,000 registered deaths were attributed to tuberculosis while in 2011, it was the fourth-leading cause of mortality in the country.–Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

California seeks arrest of man with tuberculosis


Prosecutors in California said Thursday that they have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who is contagious and has refused treatment, putting those around him at risk.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Recto pushes for Philhealth coverage of TB, all senior citizens

Senate Pro Tempore Ralph Recto. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

If passed, two bills by Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto would see the Philippine Health Insurance Corp (PhilHealth) expand its coverage to include treatment of tuberculosis and make it mandatory to cover all senior citizens.

Posted: May 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senate tackles bills to expand PhilHealth coverage on TB, senior citizens


The Senate on Tuesday began deliberations on two separate measures, expanding the coverage of state-run Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) by including the full treatment of Tuberculosis (TB) and mandating compulsory coverage to all senior citizens.

Posted: May 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »