Understanding that achieving universal healthcare is not just about equipment and facilities, or funds to pay for services, the DOH is into the implementation of the rationalization plan that is seen to improve the status of government health workers, making it more competitive and attractive to be in government health service.
Statement of Secretary Enrique Ona: On the signing of Republic Act No. 10643 (Graphic Health Warnings on Tobacco Products) [Released on July 21, 2014] “This development brings us closer to our dream of a cleaner air and a healthier people.” Cigarette smoking is known to cause emphysema, lung cancer, heart disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary […]
The Department of Health revealed that a dengue vaccine that has been under the first Asian dengue vaccine efficacy trial for more than two years now showed a promising overall efficacy of 56.5%.
The Department of Health (DOH) plans to modernize the Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC). The modernization proposal as presented by Dr. Vince Gomez, the assistant director, involves buying the 3.8 hectare lot it is currently occupying from the National Housing Authority (NHA) at P1.1 billion, its asking price, and construction of two buildings.
The Department of Health (DOH) today advised Filipinos who intend to perform the Hajj or Umrah pilgrimages in the Arabian Peninsula to postpone or delay their trips or risk getting infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus or MERSCoV.
Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA recently conducted urine test among elementary school students from Grades 1-6 in two schools namely South Central and Panique Elementary School in Odiongan, Romblon in celebration of National Kidney Month. A total of 401 students were screened during the three day event.
The Department of Health, together with various government sectors in Metro Manila, launched a massive mosquito elimination action targeting construction areas, stagnant canals, and waterways all over Metro Manila.
As an initial hand-out, Department of Health – MIMAROPA Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo turned-over 20 utility bicycles to be used by Barangay Health Workers in their delivery of basic health services in the community especially those in far flung areas where transportation is limited.
Free digital rectal examination (DRE) will be offered to all males aged 40 years and above on June 14 in 27 DOH – retained hospitals and in 37 private hospitals in the country in conjunction with the worldwide celebration of Father’s Day dubbed as “National PaDRE and Men’s Health Day.”
The massive clean-up drives led by different government agencies includes the clean-up of abandoned/on-going construction areas with stagnant waters and covering of potholes, de-clogging of canals and waterways, searching and destroying of mosquito breeding places in the community, and using ultra-low volume space spraying and larviciding in identified mosquito areas.