DOH announces NKTI-PCSO partnership to help transplant patients

The Department of Health (DOH) today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) and DOH specialty hospital, National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) that will provide financial assistance to indigent patients who need to undergo organ transplant.

DOH chief rallies health workers to vaccinate every child against measles and polio

Secretary of Health Enrique Ona today said that the Department of Health’s (DOH) nationwide campaign on free measles and polio immunization was off to a good start especially in Central Luzon where they were able to reach many children below five years old as of September 9.

DOH launches measles vaccination in Balabac, Palawan

The Department of Health (DOH) – MIMAROPA (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan) launched the measles vaccination campaign on September 1, 2014, with a package of health services delivered to the residents of Balabac, a second class municipality in the province of Palawan with and one of the remotest municipalities of the country with a population of 35,758 recorded by the 2010 census.

Statement: The Secretary of Health on the Anti-retroviral Drugs for AIDS/HIV being held at Port Area

The antiretroviral drugs arrived between August 2 and August 14. The release of these drugs will be done after payment of corresponding duties and taxes. There were three batches and the first batch will be released this week. The last two batches will be released by next week. These drugs will be available as early as this week to patients under the DOH HIV treatment program. Currently, enough supplies are available for these patients even as DOH awaits the release of those drugs now at BOC.

President Aquino leads nationwide measles/polio immunization campaign

President Benigno S. Aquino III today led the Department of Health’s (DOH) nationwide measles immunization campaign that targets an estimated 11 million children, from nine months to below five years old to be immunized against measles and rubella.