MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/14 Apr) -- Two children have died and 67 others fell ill of dengue infection as Valencia City faces an alarming increase in the number of dengue cases, an officer of the City Health Office (CHO) said.
The 67 cases for the year’s first three months are almost the same as the number of cases for the whole 2008, Villa Rizon , sanitary inspector at the CHO’s environmental sanitation sector, said today.
(The authors are senior journalism students of the University of the Philippines. This two-part report is an abridged version of their thesis, which was done under the supervision of UP journalism professor and VERA Files trustee Yvonne Chua. VERA Files gave MindaNews permission to disseminate this)
IF a minimum wage earner were to be stricken with diarrhea, relief can come cheap from the Department of Health’s Botika ng Barangay (BnB) outlets, where a 2-milligram capsule of generic loperamide would cost only P1.05.
The BnB price is vastly lower than what loperamide costs in commercial drugstores—P4.10 for generic and P14 for branded.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/07 March) – A Taosug doctor who is also a licensed nurse is one of three Diamonds In The Rough awardees.
Afdal B. Kunting RN, MD, MPH, district health officer of Sangali in Zamboanga City, the Mindanawon among the awardees, is also the youngest, at 36.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/19 Feb) – Poor residents in South Cotabato may now avail of "cheaper but effective" medicines through the local government's newly-opened Health Plus Pharmacy.
KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/13 May) – Relief goods have been distributed starting today in areas in Sultan Kudarat province affected by floods spawned by Typhoon Butchoy, the provincial social welfare office said. Henry Albano, provincial social welfare officer, said that they started repacking on Monday several food items for 2,658 families in at least nine villages in Esperanza and Lambayong towns.
KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/13 May) – At least 1,150 children will benefit from the simultaneous operation 'tuli' (circumcision) and milk supplementation program in North Cotabato on Thursday.
Dr. Josephine Ibalio, provincial malaria coordinator of the Department of Health in Bukidnon said they are pushing for greater public education on the anti-malaria campaign by urging people to use mosquito nets, among other things.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/22 November) – Only 22 percent or 3,500 of 16,000 target children have benefited from the city government’s month-long anti-measles drive that ended last week.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 July) – The Ateneo de Manila University’s Board of Trustees today awarded Davao City’s Dr. Jose Manigque Tiongco the Ozanam Award in recognition of his “advocacy for cooperative health systems in addressing the delivery of health services for the poor.”
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 July) – "Make sure that your child is free from HIV infection. Take the test. Free, voluntary, and confidential."
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 July) – Contrary to popular belief, fogging operations alone cannot stop dengue, an official of the Department of Health said.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/4 Jul) – The provincial government of South Cotabato has launched a probe on the alleged disappearance of a significant portion of the income remitted by the South Cotabato Provincial Hospital to
the provincial government's coffers last month.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / June 29) -- Distributors and manufacturers of alternative medicines classified as "food supplements" have agreed to subject their advertisements to a review prior to airing or printing in the media, the Bureau of Food and Drugs office here said.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/28 June) -- A key proponent of the proposed cheap medicine law sees an early passage of the measure in the 14th Congress that will open on July 23.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 June) – The number of personnel in Southeastern Mindanao's public health sector has been dwindling over the years owing to the national government's lack of priority to health, the regional director of the Department of Health said.
KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/7 June) -- Persons afflicted with leprosy should not lose hope and instead immediately seek proper treatment since the disease can be cured, an official of the Department of Health's (DOH) National Leprosy Control Program (NLCP) said.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/4 June) – Health authorities have placed a mountain village in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato under isolation following the discovery of at least 80 cases of malaria in the area.
The Department of Internal Medicine of the Davao Doctors Hospital will hold its 3rd Postgraduate Course on February 23-24, 2007 at the Marco Polo Hotel.
The theme of the post graduate is Practical Internal Medicine: The Saga of Mang Tonio. In a unique and innovative approach, the Scientific Committee--- chaired by Dr. Celia Castillo--- has found a more personal way to present the lectures as medical events or health problems in the life of Mang Tonio, a modern day version of the Filipino today.