This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
The DOH and WFP showcase ready-to-use supplementary food as well as various measuring devices that would determine if a child is suffering from malnutrition
Individuals and establishments caught violating President Rodrigo Duterte's executive order will face fines or imprisonment
'The Philippine health agenda of the Duterte government promotes the increasing role of the private sector and insurance like Philhealth to finance public health facilities'
COA says the deficiencies deprived the public of the benefits of public health programs
'Kung hindi ninyo palitan 'yang procedure, kayo ang palitan ko,' President Rodrigo Duterte says he told Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial
The Center for Women’s Resources says pregnant women require proper nutrition and pre-natal check-ups which are not readily available in evacuation centers
Cagayan de Oro’s Justiniano R. Borja Medical Center aims to be the go-to medical center among Kagay-anons
'No matter what the outcome of his investigation [for bribery] is, we will forever be grateful to him!' says Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial, as tycoon Huang Rulun faces a probe in China
President Rodrigo Duterte accepts the check donation from Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua on Tuesday, June 27
Quitline is a hotline that smokers can call through telephone or mobile platforms
Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial, whose confirmation is being opposed, has been caught giving contradicting statements on major health issues
Several media organizations reported on Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial's statement that she claimed she never said
(UPDATED) Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu orders the creation of a task force that will tackle the poisoning
Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says they will work to reopen the Amai Pakpak Medical Center, Marawi's lone tertiary hospital
(UPDATED) The health secretary echoed the Supreme Court's explanation that the TRO would be deemed lifted if the 'questioned drugs and devices are found not abortifacient'
Local governments are 'encouraged' to pass their own local ordinances that will implement Executive Order 26 and the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
Through the national hotline, smokers can get advice on how to start quitting, and information about facilities that can provide services for quitting
Through social media, Agos, Tabang Sibilyan, and government help, a father brings his wife to a hospital in Iligan City, where she gives birth to a healthy baby boy
The High Court notes that the temporary restraining order it issued in 2015 'never meant to enjoin the processing of the entire gamut of family planning supplies that have been declared as unquestionably non-abortifacient'
Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says her department will not discriminate against any sector in the performance of its duty, 'whether the patients be on the government side or otherwise'
The Philippine government needs to fix and enforce road safety laws to help save lives
Ulysses Dorotheo of the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance notes, however, that Executive Order 26 is 'not as strong as the Davao ordinance'
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(UPDATED) Executive Order 26 sets strict guidelines on designated smoking areas and bans them altogether in schools, including universities, and recreational facilities for minors
Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial says she is 'positive' she would be confirmed by the powerful Commission on Appointments
Professional boxers will now have expanded medical care while promoters and managers will see their yearly expenses slashed
'We are at a crossroads where decision and actions must be made that will have an impact on our children and the children of the future,' says Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial
What women need to do as birth control pills and other hormonal contraception options disappear from drug stores
'This really has to stop, kailangang matiyak ng [local government unit] 'yung security ng health worker nila,' says Irene Fariñas of the Doctors to the Barrios Foundation
(UPDATED) Two cabinet officials say the President is set to sign the EO soon. Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo says there will be revisions to the DOH draft EO.
Health professionals from all over the Philippines post pictures on social media while wearing black to ask for justice for Dr Dreyfuss Perlas, who was killed in Lanao del Norte
Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial's directive comes after the death of former volunteer doctor and municipal health officer Dreyfuss Perlas
(UPDATED) The health department calls on local government units to help improve the working conditions of health workers and ensure their security and benefits
Reports say one of the suspects behind Perlas' killing was shot dead on March 4 after attempting to escape arrest
They describe him as a passionate and selfless doctor who was dedicated to improving the health situation in Lanao del Norte
Sign the petition asking the Supreme Court SC to lift its TRO on contraceptives
This is the story of 22-year-old Rudy Labata and others like him who say they survived cancer because of Kythe Foundation
Education Secretary Leonor Briones says health centers are tasked with condom distribution
Education and health agencies tackle strategies that will address the glaring information gap in sexual literacy among the Filipino youth
'It's insensitive to dismiss the sentiment of a conservative culture just because they failed to implement effective health programs,' says Senator Vicente Sotto III
'We will allow the use of QC public health facilities, but not QC public schools,' says Quezon City mayor Herbert bautista
Priority programs will also include the annual check-up for the poorest Filipinos, and improving the country's service delivery network
(UPDATED) Human Rights Watch says the budget cut in January 2016 'threatened to roll back hard-fought gains in maternal health and reductions in infant mortality over the past decade'
'I'm really not sure why it's taking a lot of time, but I think it's been through legal review and also the complete staff work by the presidential staff,' says Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial
Local government units play an important role in the admission of drug surrenders to existing treatment and rehabilitation centers
Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says those who want to practice family planning will be provided the services to do so
Health officials appeal to parents and guardians to support the campaign and not to believe wrong information circulating on social media and in the community regarding deworming
The Department of Health has raised Code Alert Blue for all Metro Manila hospitals, meaning 50% of all hospital personnel will report for duty in the facility to render medical services
Support some groups who empower Filipino families to exercise their reproductive health rights even when the Department of Health could not