A July 9, 2012 press release from the Department of Health: Secretary Enrique T. Ona instructed today the Bureau of Quarantine to further increase the screening of all arriving travellers as a routine precaution following a respiratory-neurological syndrome that have killed at least 60 children in Cambodia since April this year. As of today, there is no travel restriction to and from Cambodia.
A July 7, 2012 press release from the Department of Health Secretary of Health Enrique T. Ona today instructed the Bureau of Quarantine to be more vigilant in carrying out routine screening procedures at all international airports following an outbreak of fatal respiratory syndrome affecting mostly children in Cambodia. These screening procedures identify in-bound travelers who […]
A July 2, 2012 press release from the Department of Foreign Affairs: President Benigno S. Aquino III and Health Secretary Enrique T. Ona today launched the rotavirus vaccination for infants aged 1½ months up to 3½ months belonging to families listed in the National Housing Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) as part of its national immunization program for children.
A May 31, 2012 press release from the Department of Health: Secretary of Health Enrique T. Ona has been named 2012 Harvard Health Leader. The Philippine Health Chief has been selected, along with sixteen other health ministers from around the world, to participate in the Harvard Ministerial Health Leaders’ Forum this June.
A May 16, 2012 press release from the Department of Budget and Management: The DBM released P318.5 million to the Department of Health for the second phase of the rehabilitation of health facilities and procurement of health equipment for ARMM.
A May 15, 2012 press release from the Department of Education: The Department of Health has substantially reduced the certification fee charged to the Department of Education —a requirement in securing land titles for public schools, many of which remain untitled for many years.
An April 25, 2012 press release from the Department of Health: The Department of Health (DOH) today disclosed that six more provinces are expected to be declared malaria-free this year, which will bring the total of malaria-free provinces to thirty. The statement was made in connection with the observance of World Malaria Day today.
An April 18, 2012 press release from the Department of Health: The Department of Health Center for Health Development-Metro Manila today directs its efforts in sanitizing and disinfecting facilities at the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa as it intensifies its campaign on proper sanitation and disinfection of public facilities including public markets, dumpsites, and abattoirs.
A March 28, 2012 press release from the Department of Health: The Department of Health (DOH) today strongly reminded the public to include fiber-rich food such as fruits and vegetables in their regular diets, to engage in physical activity, and to keep consumption of red meat in moderation as it was revealed that colorectal cancer now ranks as the 4th leading cancer sites in both sexes in the country.
A March 2, 2012 press release from the Department of Health
“Indeed, the Philippines and the Department of Health [DOH] are leading the way in showing the world how Public-Private Partnerships [PPPs] are done,” said DOH Undersecretary Teodoro J. Herbosa after returning from Geneva, where he served as a representative of the Philippines to PPP Days 2012, the premiere global conference on PPPs.