In May 2022, medical experts led by researchers from the local educational and foreign organizations said it was high time to conduct a thorough review of the 10-year-old pneumonia vaccine strategy to reduce the mortality rate among children as pneumonia is one of the leading causes of death among children.
The Philippine Cervical Cancer Elimination Movement urges the Philippine government to strengthen current public health efforts under the National Integrated Cancer Control Program (NICCA) through bilateral health cooperation, and public-private partnerships, within the framework of a national action plan that will further clarify and follow-through on commitments.
MANILA, Philippines – According to a 2021 study by Science Advances, the Philippines is the #1 country contributing to ocean plastic, with an estimated ocean plastic waste generation of over 350,000 metric tons. Since the country is dependent on marine biodiversity for food, tourism, and livelihood, conservation and preservation of the Philippine seas are top priorities for the government.
HOME test kits proved their value during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic as there came a point when hospitals were turning away patients who needed to be tested and treated. The ability to get tested for Covid in the comfort, privacy and safety of the home helped symptomatics know their Covid status sooner, with accuracy similar to a rapid antigen test in a laboratory. A negative test ensured peace of mind; a positive test meant that necessary treatment can be done earlier.
LAST week, I started to share my learnings on self-care for the heart and brain from this practical, up-to-date and comprehensive guide on caring for each organ in our body from the resource titled “The Guide to Aging Slower: Your Body’s Complete Owner’s Manual” by Prevention. This week, let me continue with the lungs, skeleton and stomach.
Senator Christopher “Bong” Go, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, has urged Filipinos to remain vigilant as the country grapples with a surge in cases of measles and rubella despite a nationwide child-focused immunization drive against said diseases.
Psoriasis Philippines (PsorPhil), an advocacy and support group for individuals with psoriatic diseases in the Philippines, recently marked World Psoriasis Day by advocating for inclusivity, quality, and access to healthcare. The organization stressed that everyone with psoriasis deserves access to the care and support they deserve.
Filipino doctors still value in-person interactions, with the highest number of face-to-face engagements with industry representatives (11.8 per month) and one of the highest number of in-person events attended (3.6 per month) compared to their neighbors in Southeast Asia, according to the latest study by Docquity.