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LGUs told to prepare for Typhoon Talim, low pressure area

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PREPAREDNESS. The NDRRMC conducts a pre-disaster risk assessment meeting in preparation for Typhoon Talim and the low pressure area east of Quezon. Photo from NDRRMC

Residents in areas likely to be affected are advised to take the necessary precautionary measures and are alerted against possible flooding and landslides

MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 11, 2017) — Ahead of the entry of Typhoon Talim into the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) held a pre-disaster risk assessment meeting with concerned government agencies and local government units (LGUs) on Monday, September 11. Continue reading LGUs told to prepare for Typhoon Talim, low pressure area

19 Zika cases in PH as experts tackle national action plan

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Health officials report two new cases of the virus in Cavite

MANILA, Philippines (Oct. 28, 2016) — Health experts in a summit Friday, October 28, discussed the Philippines’ action plan against the Zika virus, as two new cases were reported by the health department.  Continue reading 19 Zika cases in PH as experts tackle national action plan

2 more people tested positive for Zika virus in Iloilo City

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Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial: ‘All 3 cases have since recovered from their very mild illness and did not require hospitalization’

MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 13, 2016) — The Department of Health reported on Tuesday, September 13, that two more people in Iloilo City tested positive for Zika virus, based on results done at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM).  Continue reading 2 more people tested positive for Zika virus in Iloilo City

What PH can learn from Cuba’s health services

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OFFICIAL VISIT. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial meets health officials in Cuba during her official visit. All photos from the Department of Health

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial: ‘I’m sure that our universal health care dream will benefit from the lessons that we learned in the Cuban model’

MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 12, 2016) — The Philippines is looking at Cuba to learn a thing or two from the Latin American country’s “efficient and effective” health system.  Continue reading What PH can learn from Cuba’s health services

Learning from Cuba’s health system, 35,000 more doctors needed in PH

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OFFICIAL VISIT. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial visits Cuba to learn from about its public health system. All photos from the Department of Health

To bring the doctor-to-patient ratio close to that of Cuba’s, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says the Philippines will need around P57 billion

MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 6, 2016) — The Philippines needs 35,000 more doctors if it is to adopt the Cuban model in health human resource, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said on Monday, September 5, during a press conference at Malacañang.  Continue reading Learning from Cuba’s health system, 35,000 more doctors needed in PH

DOH releases P10M for Davao blast victims

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DAVAO BLAST MEMORIAL. The Philippine flag is draped over flowers for victims of the Davao City bombing at the blast site on September 3, 2016. Photo courtesy of Saim Iluis

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial reveals her department’s plans for victims of other acts of terrorism and conflict

MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 6, 2016) — Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial revealed on Tuesday, September 6, that her department has released P10 million for the hospitalization of the victims of the Davao City blast.  Continue reading DOH releases P10M for Davao blast victims

What DOH is doing to deal with Zika, other public health threats

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The Department of Health says the agency’s P144-billion ($3.09 billion) proposed budget for 2017 provides for the prevention and detection of Zika virus and other public health threats

MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 6, 2016) — The Health Department’s P144-billion ($3.09 billion) proposed budget for 2017 provides for the prevention and detection of Zika virus and other public health threats.  Continue reading What DOH is doing to deal with Zika, other public health threats

Dengue cases approach epidemic threshold in Negros Occidental

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From January 1 to August 6 this year, a total of 2,520 dengue cases have been reported – a 197% increase compared to the same period in 2015

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines (Aug. 13, 2016) — Dengue cases in Negros Occidental have increased dramatically, causing alarm to the Provincial Health Office (PHO).  Continue reading Dengue cases approach epidemic threshold in Negros Occidental

Report suspected Zika virus cases within 24 hours

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CLEANLINESS. The DOH advises communities to keep their environment clean to prevent the spread of the Zika virus.
The DOH places the Zika virus under the ‘Category 1 classification’ on the Philippine integrated disease surveillance and response system

MANILA, Philippines (Mar. 14, 2016) — All suspected cases for Zika virus diseases should be reported within 24 hours to the Department of Health (DOH), as the agency placed the disease Continue reading Report suspected Zika virus cases within 24 hours

US resident who visited PH tests positive for Zika

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ZIKA THREAT. The World Health Organization recently declared the virus a global health emergency.
Health Secretary Janette Garin assures the public that there is no cause for alarm as there is no epidemic

MANILA, Philippines (Mar. 7, 2016) — A resident of the United States tested positive for the Zika virus after spending 4 weeks in the Philippines in January 2016, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Sunday, March 6.

Continue reading US resident who visited PH tests positive for Zika