DOH reminds travelers in Puerto Galera against HIV/AIDS

“We have to stop the rising cases of HIV cases in the country by providing accurate information to the public. HIV is not highly contagious and cannot be transmitted through air (such as coughing and sneezing), mosquito bites, talking with an infected person, borrowing clothes from an HIV-infected person, shaking hands and embracing and sharing swimming pools,” Janairo stated.

Statement: The Secretary of Health on MERS-Corona Virus

Statement of Secretary Enrique T. Ona: On MERS-Corona [April 19, 2014] Upon the President’s instructions, the Department of Health (DOH) has mobilized Task Force MERS-CoV to create heightened awareness among our people on the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) and prevent the spread of this communicable disease. At the outset, let me point this […]

DOH goes 3D against nuisance mosquitoes

Secretary of Health Enrique T. Ona today urged communities that have recently experienced a high density of nuisance mosquitoes for a no let-up cleanliness drive this summer and even for the rest of the year, that will eventually reduce or eliminate mosquito breeding sites, regardless if these mosquitoes spread disease or not.