DOH, Novartis lead today’s observance of World Leprosy Day

“The Philippines has made significant progress in its fight against leprosy. While we have eliminated leprosy as a public health problem in 1998, there are areas in the country where new leprosy cases are still being identified. With the support of our partners such as Novartis, we will sustain the fight against leprosy in the post-elimination phase,” said Secretary of Health Enrique T. Ona.

DOH measles vaccination campaign in the NCR gets into full swing

For weeks, in health centers across Metro Manila, children aged 9 to 11 months have been receiving their first dose of the measles vaccine, while children aged 12 to 23 months have been inoculated with their second dose. This is part of the Department of Health’s heightened campaign, in coordination with local government units (LGUs), to prevent the spread of measles in the NCR.

DOH now ISO certified

President Benigno S. Aquino III today awarded the Department of Health (DOH) the prestigious ISO 9001:2008 certification by Certification International Philippines, Inc. (CIP), as the first government agency under the executive branch to have a department-wide Quality Management System under a single ISO 9001:2008 certification.