Duque: There’s no excuse not to have kids vaccinated

Credit to Author: eestopace| Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2019 08:27:08 +0000

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Thursday said mothers should take advantage of the new law extending maternity leave to have their kids vaccinated.

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DOH: Healthcare act opens new chapter in health system reform

Credit to Author: Alexander Magno| Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:11:47 +0000

Francisco Duque III

The Department of Health (DOH) welcomed the passage of the Universal Healthcare Act (UHC,) saying that it marked “a new chapter in the reform” of the country’s health system.

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Laguna hospital’s ER temporarily closed due to suspected MERS

Credit to Author: hniitsu| Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2019 03:27:16 +0000

The emergency room of a private hospital in Sta. Cruz, Laguna was temporarily shut down on Wednesday morning due to a suspected case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

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DOH fears measles outbreak may hurt PH tourism, migrant workers

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2019 23:21:26 +0000

The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday expressed concern that tourism and the deployment of Filipino migrant workers may be adversely affected by the rising cases of measles in the country.

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Measles cases continue to rise in Eastern Visayas, with 18 deaths

Credit to Author: clopez| Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2019 09:48:40 +0000

Measles cases continue to rise in Easter Visayas, with 18 deaths

Measles cases in Eastern Visayas have continued to balloon as the number of fatalities reached 16.

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DOH wants dengue outbreak declared in 9 Central Visayas towns, cities

Credit to Author: ryanl| Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 03:23:35 +0000

CEBU CITY – The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) has recommended the declaration of a dengue outbreak in at least nine towns and cities in the region because of the number of children sick with the mosquito-transmitted illness.

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DOH wants dengue outbreak declared in 9 Central Visayas towns, cities

Credit to Author: ryanl| Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 03:23:35 +0000

CEBU CITY – The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) has recommended the declaration of a dengue outbreak in at least nine towns and cities in the region because of the number of children sick with the mosquito-transmitted illness.

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PAO team rallies behind chief, says ‘Acosta’s conscience is clear’

Credit to Author: eestopace| Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 09:42:33 +0000

Lawyers from the Public Attorney’s Office on Wednesday insisted that PAO chief Persida Acosta’s “conscience is clear.”

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DOH: HIV spread slowing down

Credit to Author: besguerra| Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 20:59:01 +0000

Although there was a record 11,400 new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases in 2018, the number was just slightly higher than 2017’s, suggesting that new infections may be starting to plateau, according to a top health official.

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