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PH has ‘fastest growing’ HIV epidemic in Asia Pacific – DOH

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PREVENTING HIV. DOH officials led by Secretary Paulyn Ubial (2nd from right) hold a press conference on HIV cases in the country on August 1, 2017. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

85% of the new HIV infections among Filipinos are hitting 15 to 24-year-old males having sex with males

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 1, 2017) — The Department of Health (DOH) said on Tuesday, August 1, that the Philippines now has the “fastest growing” HIV epidemic in Asia Pacific. Continue reading PH has ‘fastest growing’ HIV epidemic in Asia Pacific – DOH

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