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‘Biggest public health scam’: Expert wants legal action over risky vaccine program

via ABS-CBN News – A public health expert on Friday called for legal action on the government’s recently suspended dengue immunization program, after a vaccine maker said the drug poses risks to individuals not previously infected with dengue. In a Facebook post, Dr. Susan Mercado, a former government health undersecretary Read more »

Cebu declares state of calamity over 5,000 dengue cases

By Nestle Semilla/inquirer.net – The entire province of Cebu has declared a state of calamity due to the rising cases of dengue, which have exceeded 5,000 cases since the start of the year. The declaration was embodied in a resolution passed by the Cebu Provincial Board, even without a Read more »

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 »