Author: Department of Health

DOH TO CONSIDER SELF-TESTING FOR HIV AS COUNTRY COMMEMORATES WORLD AIDS DAY

The Department of Health (DOH) commemorates today the World AIDS Day with this year’s theme: ‘Promoting Unity to Stop HIV in the Philippines’. “We can stop HIV transmission only through a collective societal effort, focusing on widespread HIV awareness among the youth and vulnerable populations, relentlessly promoting consistent and correct condom use, establishing test and…

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PH OPENS 1ST MEGA DRUG ABUSE TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION CENTER INSIDE MILITARY CAMP

The Department of Health (DOH) together with the Inter-agency Task Force for the Support and Establishment of DATRCs (as per Executive Order No. 4) formally opens today the 1st Mega Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Center (DATRC) in Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija. This project is in response to the current demand for more drug rehabilitation centers…

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DOH, PHILHEALTH, WHO, AND UNICEF JOIN FORCES FOR PREMATURE AND SMALL BABIES’ SURVIVAL IN NATIONAL SUMMIT

MANILA, 25 November 2016 —The Department of Health (DOH) and the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) are launching today the benefit packages for premature and small newborns to treat the leading cause of death among newborn babies worldwide. The benefit packages, designed with the support of the UNICEF, will potentially reach 300,000 premature and small…

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DOH SETS FOR A STRONGER DIRECTION IN FIRST FAMILY PLANNING CONFERENCE

The Department of Health (DOH) together with the Commission on Population (POPCOM) and the Forum for Family Planning and Development, Inc. hope to gather ONE MILLION SIGNATURES so that the Supreme Court will now lift the TRO. This is the unified Call to Action as they spearhead the first National Family Planning Conference in Novotel,…

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DOH WILL CONTINUE TO HIRE NURSES IN 2017

The Department of Health appreciates the interest of the legislators on the plight of the health workers in the Philippines, particularly nurses, many of whom remain unemployed or underemployed. We should address the genuine underlying causes of the country’s health workforce problems. This gives the DOH an excellent opportunity to draw attention to the whole…

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Protektahan ang inyong kalusugan laban sa diabetes

  Ayon sa ulat ng World Health Organization (WHO), halos 422 milyon katao o isa sa 11 katao sa mundo ang may diabetes. Humigit-kumulang 33,000 Pilipino edad 30 pataas naman ang namamatay dahil sa sakit na ito ayon sa diabetes country profiles ng WHO. Ang pagkakaroon ng diabetes ay nagiging sanhi ng iba’t ibang problema…

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DOH AND WHO UNITE TO WIN THE WAR AGAINST ANTI MICROBIAL RESISTANCE

The Philippines joins the global movement to advocate the responsible use of antibiotics as the Department of Health (DOH) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) leads the celebration of the Philippine Antibiotic Awareness Week (PAAW) 2016. This week-long celebration launches the Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) Program today, in Manila Pavilion which aims to address…

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DOH AND NATASHA GOULBORN FOUNDATION GEAR UP PROJECTS TO ADDRESS MENTAL HEALTH

The Department of Health (DOH) in collaboration with the Natasha Goulborn Foundation announces the winner of the recently launched Hope in 40 Seconds animation video contest: Mr. Vince Serrano, with his animated digital video entitled ‘Companion’, a story of a lonely boy who almost succumbed to the lure of death but received a second chance…

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DOH PRESSES LGUS FOR ZIKA ACTION PLANS AT NATIONAL SUMMIT ON ZIKA

The first National Summit on Zika Virus, with the theme “One Philippines against Zika” is being held today October 28, 2016 at the Conrad Hotel. The Research Institute for Tropical Medicines, Department of Health hopes that this summit serves as a venue to disseminate and discuss the DOH Zika Action Plan to participants coming from…

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DOH IMPLEMENTS GRAPHIC HEALTH WARNING LAW TODAY

Starting today, all tobacco products shall bear graphic health warnings which show the ill effects of smoking as the Department of Health (DOH) launches the full implementation of the Graphic Health Warnings (GHW) Law on tobacco products. “We already gained so much from our serious efforts to control tobacco use in the country. With the…

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