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DOH Secretary: Philippines lacks 15,000 doctors

By Regine Cabato/CNN Philippines – The Philippines is short of 15,000 doctors to be able to adequately meet the health needs of Filipinos each year, the Health Secretary said Wednesday. “We’re producing only 2,600 a year,” Department of Health Secretary Paulyn Rosell-Ubial told CNN Philippines’ The Source. Ubial, who traveled Read more »

Fabella Hospital to be demolished for ‘commercial’ use

By Arra B. Francia/rappler.com – The land where Dr Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Sta Cruz, Manila currently stands could soon be used for commercial purposes. This is what employees and patients of Fabella fear if the demolition of the hospital will push through beyond the June 9 deadline given Read more »

1.07 million students to get dengue vaccine – DOH

By Katerina Francisco/rappler.com – More than 1 million Filipino children in 3 regions with high incidence of dengue will be among the first recipients of anti-dengue vaccine in the country, the Department of Health (DOH) said. Health Secretary Janette Garin said President Benigno Aquino III has approved the provision Read more »

Philippines approves Sanofi Pasteur’s dengue vaccine

By Cesar Mills/FinancialSpots.com – The Philippines has granted approval for the sales of a new dengue vaccine, following Mexico as the first two countries to allow a treatment that could prevent the flu-like illness that threatens half the world’s population. The World Health Organisation aims to reduce dengue Read more »

DOH confirms 2nd MERS case in Philippines

By Sheila Crisostomo/The Philippine Star – A foreigner who arrived from Dubai last month tested positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV), the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed yesterday. Health Secretary Janette Garin said the 36-year-old foreigner was the country’s second case of MERS-CoV. She said the patient Read more »

MERS: No cause for alarm in Phl

By Sheila Crisostomo/The Philippine Star – The Department of Health (DOH) has maintained that there is no need for the public to worry despite neighboring Thailand now having its first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). “There is nothing to fear, there is nothing to be alarmed about Read more »