Opening Remarks of Secretary Ona at the 115th Anniversary of the DOH, June 25, 2013

The high premium this administration is paying for human development – on health and social services – is something that is unmatched in DOH history. Not only is the support reflected in unprecedented increases in budget that you have allocated for the health sector, but equally important, is the unwavering political support from both the executive and legislative, in laying the policy and legislative environment that helps us carry out our mandate.


DOH launches Pilipinas Go4health vs. non-communicable diseases

A June 6, 2013, press release from the Department of Health: The Department of Health (DOH) today formally launched Pilipinas Go4Health, the nationwide healthy lifestyle movement that aims to help prevent and control the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the country. These diseases, while highly preventable, are on the rise mainly due to the lack of regular exercise, improper diet, and excessive drinking and smoking, according to DOH.


DOH-NCR starts tree planting campaign to improve health

A June 4, 2013, press release from the Department of Health: The Department of Health – National Capital Region (DOH-NCR) on June 4 started its tree planting campaign at the Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital together with the Department of Energy and Natural Resources – National Capital Region (DENR-NCR) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to lessen pollution in the city brought about by carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.


DOH, NCIP, & DILG join to improve indigenous peoples’ health

A June 3, 2013, press release from the Department of Health: With the theme “KP for IPs!” or “Kalusugan Pangkalahatan (KP) for Indigenous Peoples (IPs)”, Secretary Enrique T. Ona of the Department of Health, Chairperson Zenaida Brigida H. Pawid of the National Center for Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), and Secretary Mar Roxas of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), signed the Joint Memorandum Circular “Guidelines on the Delivery of Basic Health Services for Indigenous Peoples/Indigenous Cultural Communities (IPs/ICCs)” at the Diamond Hotel, Manila, on June 3, 2013.