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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 »

‘Pinggang Pinoy’promotes healthy eating

By Sheila Crisostomo/The Philippine Star – The Department of Health (DOH) and the National Nutrition Council (NNC) will promote Pinggang Pinoy, a new food guide developed by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) to promote healthy eating habits. Health Assistant Secretary and NNC executive director Maria Bernardita Flores said Read more »

Dengue vaccine out in PH by July 2015

By Jee Y. Geronimo/rappler.com – A dengue vaccine tested in the Philippines and 4 other Asian countries showed promising overall efficacy and will be available in the health department’s vaccine program by July 2015. Health Secretary Enrique Ona disclosed this on Tuesday, July 15, as the rainy season continues in Read more »