Category Archives: Health

‘Shortage’ of HIV drugs a “life and death situation” – group

Monday, 8 September 2014 | Written by

Filipinos positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) seem to be in limbo after news broke out about additional supplies of drugs that help slow the progress of the disease being held up by the national customs agency.  sent by a group named The Project Red Ribbon Care Management Foundation, Inc. to Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Enrique Ona last September…Read More »


DOH lauds signing of cigarette graphic warnings law

Monday, 21 July 2014 | Written by

The Department of Health (DOH) lauded the signing into law of the measure requiring companies manufacturing cigarettes to include graphic images showing illness caused by smoking on cigarette packages.  In a statement released on July 21, DOH Secretary Enrique Ona called the signing of Republic Act (RA) 10643, or An Act to Effectively Instill Health Consciousness through Graphic Health Warnings on Tobacco…Read More »

Pinoys pay higher for health – stat report

Monday, 7 July 2014 | Written by

A statistical report revealed that every Filipino shelled out huge amounts from their pockets for their health care, while government, social insurance and public health sectors were spending less than the ideal share for health. The Philippine National Health Accounts (PNHA) for 2011, which was updated as of October  2013, said in its report that the country’s per capita health expenditure,…Read More »

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