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The Department of Health says the generic medicines in the list are being sold 'up to 4 times' the international reference prices, while branded innovator products are sold 'up to 22 times'
Bakit nagkaroon ng panibagong polio outbreak sa Pilipinas at paano ito maaayos? Pakinggan ang talakayan nila researcher-writer Jodesz Gavilan at health reporter Janelle Paris.
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says this would allow 'existing health information systems capture to data on vaping-related disorders'
Marikina deploys 59 vaccination teams, composed of various units of the city government, to reach the 40,000 target
Vaccination against polio in Lanao del Sur, Marawi City, Davao City, Davao del Sur, and Metro Manila will run from October 14 to October 27
Even with the integration of health facilities into provincial and city-wide networks, the country's healthcare system remains devolved
This concern comes as the Department of Health gears up for the implementation of the Universal Health Care law in 2020
'If health is not a priority and there are other priorities like infrastructure, health programs can be compromised,' says Health Secretary Francisco Duque III of the country's current system of devolved healthcare
Ano ang polio at paano maiiwasan ang pagkalat nito? Panoorin ang video explainer ng Rappler.
The Department of Health is still studying the reasons for the increase in number of cases
Health officials also stress the importance of face-to-face interaction between health workers and parents, in easing concerns over vaccination
The Vice President urges the Department of Health to catch up on children's vaccinations following the re-emergence of polio
'Assistant Secretary Lyndon Lee Suy was a dedicated public health servant and committed himself to service and excellence in spite of the challenges of his roles at the Department,' says the Department of Health
A day after declaring a polio outbreak in the country, the health department says the disease is found in a 5-year-old boy from Laguna
'Please, I beg of you, for the sake of our children...make sure they have proper hygiene and they get vaccinated,' Health Secretary Francisco Duque III appeals to the public as polio cases reemerge in the Philippines after 19 years
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III appeals to senators to grant them additional budget for 2020 to be able to fully roll out the Universal Health Care law
The Department of Health says a 3-year-old girl from Lanao del Sur tests positive of the poliovirus, the first case of the disease since the country was declared polio-free in October 2000
Senator Bong Go, who had been accused of using Malasakit Centers to promote his candidacy, is pushing for the passage of the same bill in the Senate
The Philippines also has the highest dengue fatality rate in Southeast Asia at 0.4%
Panukulan town in Quezon province gets Calabarzon's first sea ambulance, which was acquired through the Department of Health’s Health Facilities Enhancement Program
The DOH says the Philippines is at high risk for poliovirus transmission. Why so? And how do we prevent the long dormant disease from coming back?
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III cites 'limitations' such as budgetary constraints as among the reasons
Despite the marked decrease in cases, the Department of Health reminds the public to keep away from floodwaters to avoid catching the disease
(UPDATED) The ban makes it illegal to import, sell, or distribute Dengvaxia in the Philippines
Though the number of cases are much lower than last year, the Department of Health still warns the public of the dangers of the bacterial disease
The Department of Health sees a high risk for transmission of poliovirus because of low vaccination coverage, poor early surveillance of polio symptoms, and substandard sanitation practices
Doctors' groups emphasize 'vector control and early consultation' as key steps to combat the ongoing national dengue epidemic
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III tells the Senate blue ribbon committee that his personal interest in two businesses owned by his family 'did not in any way conflict with the interest of the government'
The Department of Health has recorded a total of 10,103 cases and 43 deaths due to dengue in Metro Manila
President Rodrigo Duterte says he wants to hear what local scientists and doctors have to say about the controversial dengue vaccine
The Department of Health reports a total of 622 deaths due to dengue and 146,062 cases from January 1 to July 23, 2019
But the Department of Health says that the vaccine is not meant for epidemic response
The Department of Health reports a total of 146,062 dengue cases from January to July 2019
From January 1, 2019 to August 5, 2019, the Provincial Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit records 6,232 dengue cases, compared to 3,127 cases in the same period in 2018
A 2018 Commission on Audit report finds that over P367 million in medicines were about to expire but were still sitting in warehouses of the Department of Health
'The Philippines has the highest incidence and death rate from dengue this part of the world. Yet it is the only country in the world that has banned it,' says Doctors for Truth and Public Welfare
From January 1 to July 6, the Department of Health records a total of 115,986 dengue cases nationwide
Health chief Francisco Duque III assures Manila and Pasig parents that vaccines work
The law mandates the health department to continuously develop and upgrade the list of nationally notifiable diseases and health events of public concern
(UPDATED) The Department of Health reports a total of 106,630 dengue cases from January to June 2019
A key provision of the new law allows minors from 15 to 17 years old to undergo HIV testing even without parental consent
The training aims to equip health workers with the tools to communicate with patients who have hearing impairment
(3rd UPDATE) 'Suspect cases strongly point out to a toxin causing it,' derived from staph bacteria, says Health Secretary Francisco Duque III
The Department of Health says it will continue to support advocacies upholding the rights of Filipinos living with mental health conditions, despite its withdrawal of support to Hopeline
Delegates representing Philippine NGOs say the absence of health officials at the Women Deliver 2019 Conference signifies that 'this administration really doesn't care about women's rights'
Secretary of Health Francisco Duque III says that although the Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 11148 serve as an important guide, it is in the execution that makes all the difference
A night before the event, the Department of Health informs Rappler that Malacañang did not approve its accreditation for the launch of the Philippines' initiative to end tuberculosis
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says the health department still needs to reach its target vaccination coverage of 95%
(UPDATED) The Commission on Elections says it took note of Duque's response as assurance that the DOH would follow the poll body's rules
(UPDATED) Senatorial bet Bong Go, longtime aide of President Rodrigo Duterte, is accused of using government resources for his campaign