The DOH will prioritize the distribution of the 261,000 implants kept in its Manila-based warehouse, as their insertion time is set to expire by September 2018
The Food and Drug Administration rules Implanon and Implanon NXT are non-abortifacients
Health officials in the region have endorsed several proposed declarations to ASEAN leaders that they hope would be made by the end of the Manila Summit
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III gears up to face the Commission on Appointments, which might bring up his stand on medical marijuana
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III also aims to make the DOH the top performing government agency under the Duterte administration
Rappler sits down with Duque to talk about his health agenda as he leads the DOH once again
DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III says the Comprehensive Drugs Act allows medical labs to cultivate marijuana for 'medical experiences and research purposes'
DOH Secretary Francisco Duterte III once followed ex-president Gloria Arroyo's hardline stance against contraceptives when he served in her Cabinet
Secretary Francisco Duque III returns to the Department of Health: 'I am quite joyous with the fact that I’m back to where I truly belong'
FDA director general Nela Charade Puno emphasizes the agency's review of 51 contraceptives – which could soon lead to the lifting of the SC TRO – is 'technical and scientific in nature and not a political one'
We need to make sure the FDA hears our voices. We need to let them that we urgently need them to complete the resolution on the 51 contraceptive brands.
(2ND UPDATE) With the FDA set to certify contraceptive implant brands Implanon and Implanon NXT as non-abortifacients, the DOH and RH Law advocates expect the Supreme Court to lift its TRO
Francisco Duque III has also previously served in Philhealth and the CSC
Francisco Duque III served as health chief during the Arroyo administration
More Filipino children face the dangers of vector-borne diseases such as dengue and Chikungunya – another viral disease that shares clinical symptoms with dengue, but is incurable
Outgoing Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial also clarifies her husband and son only joined her international trips when she was just assistant secretary, not DOH chief
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Undersecretary Eliseo Mijares Rio Jr will serve as OIC at DICT, while Undersecretary Herminigildo Valle will serve in the same capacity at DOH
What do you think of the Commission on Appointments' vote?
Outgoing Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says she is waiting for Malacañang's orders as to her next steps, but eyes becoming a rural doctor once again
Those suffering from depression don’t exhibit the symptoms more obviously compared to those suffering from psychotic disorders like schizophrenia
Kabayan Representative Harry Roque, one of ex-DOH chief Paulyn Ubial's oppositors, says the department deserves a 'decisive leader'
(UPDATED) In her last confirmation hearing, Paulyn Ubial is grilled over how PhilHealth was managed under her chairmanship as health secretary
'He should produce the evidence and not just blurt out innuendos in the media,' says Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial, as Kabayan Representative Harry Roque opposes her appointment
Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial maintains that her international trips are all aboveboard
The Philippine National Police (PNP) expands its role in the drug war to include rehabilitation
'When taken all together, the potential lifetime earnings lost due to early childbearing is P33 billion which is equal to 1.1% of our gross domestic product in 2012'
Here's how you can prevent getting dengue, leptospirosis, cholera, hepatitis A, typhoid fever, and influenza
'Killing a town’s physician is almost like killing the countless people who rely on this physician to ensure their health and longevity,' the DOH says, condemning the killing of government doctors
The Food and Drug Administration warns parents against buying the Japanese encephalitis vaccine online Only Sanofi Pasteur is accredited to distribute the vaccine in the country
While the proposed tax targets obesity and overweight it risks hurting those already susceptible to malnutrition
Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial says the budget removed from the centers will be used instead for funding barangay and rural health units
Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says the figure is 44 lower than the same period last year
The Commission on Population also clarifies that the temporary restraining order on contraceptive implants has not become permanent
Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial eats fried chicken and boiled egg during the press conference to show they are still safe to consume despite the bird flu outbreak
The Department of Health says 43 470 dengue cases were reported nationwide from January 1 to July 1 this year
UPDATED DOH spokesperson Eric Tayag assures the public they may still eat chicken but they must cook it properly first
Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says the executive order would be a response to a 2016 national survey which showed around one million Filipinos have tuberculosis
A total of 73 110 layer chickens ducks fighting cocks and native chicken have already been culled as of Wednesday August 16
The provision will be included in the Games and Amusements Board s budget proposal for next year
The P103 602 billion proposed DOH budget for next year includes funds to build 1 497 barangay health stations improve 353 hospitals and hire around 24 400 medical practitioners
The TRO gave anti RH officials the perfect excuse to restrict the implementation of the RH Law in accordance with personal beliefs
The Department of Health widens the coverage of its school based HPV immunization program to female public school students aged 9 to 12 years old in 47 provinces
UPDATED Female students aged 9 to 12 enrolled in public schools can get the HPV vaccine for free
The DPWH DSWD and DOH have the most number of frontline workers who are under contractual employment arrangements
It s been the longest martial law period for any area in Mindanao in more than 3 decades How are local executives and civilians coping?