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Dengue hits dozen Cotabato villagers; 4 year-old boy dies

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/ 4 October)- At least 12 villagers in in Makilala, North Cotabato have been hospitalized since last week due to the dengue...

Number of underweight children ‘high’ in Davao region – FNRI survey

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 September) --- The number of underweight children with ages 0-10 years in the four provinces of Davao region is high, according...

Residents warned vs rabies

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/12 May) – Residents here have been warned to be extra cautious in dealing with dog bites following the death last week...

South Cotabato taps NGO for cheaper meds

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/23 February) – The provincial government of South Cotabato has linked up with a local non-government organization to help provide cheaper...

More infections noted in Surigao City as sex workers increase

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/1 Feb) – Freelance sex workers are dramatically growing in number in Surigao City, leading to an increase in sexually transmitted infections...

Sarangani village water not safe for drinking due to coliform

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/20 Oct) – Health officials in Sarangani have warned residents in a diarrhea-stricken village in Maasim town against drinking from all...

GenSan steps up anti-dengue drive

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/24 August)  – The city government has intensified its campaign for the immediate diagnosis and treatment of suspected dengue cases in...

Health secretary warns of rat-borne disease in flooded areas

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/15 July) – Leptorpirosis is the new problem flooded communities may to face after the water had subsided, Health Secretary Enrique Ona...

5.2M Pinoy families have no health insurance – Sec. Ona

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/12 July) -- Some 5.2 million families in the country have not enrolled with the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth),...

Dengue cases in R12 drop by 78%

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/17 June) – Dengue cases in Region 12 or Southwestern Mindanao have dropped by at least 78 percent in the last...

Bukidnon to combat low TB detection with multi-sector alliance, info drive

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/11 June) -- The Bukidnon Provincial Health Office is spearheading the formation of a Bukidnon multi-sectoral alliance for the control of tuberculosis...

Schisto endemic in 53 Bukidnon barangays, says DOH

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/30 May) – Schistosomiasis is endemic in 53 of Bukidnon’s 464 barangays with five of these villages having an infection rate of...

Community help key to containing schisto in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/24 May) – The Department of Health can control schistosomiasis in Bukidnon with the help of the community using a mix of...

7 new HIV-AIDS cases recorded in Zambo City

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanews/22 May) –  The City Health Office here has recorded seven new cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Acquired Immunodeficiency Acquired Syndrome (HIV-AIDS),  from...

On RH bill: Purple Ribbon says the “ayes” have it

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/20 May) -- If voting on the controversial Reproductive Health Bill were done now, it will muster at least 123...

Discrimination, stigma removal are challenges in fighting HIV/AIDS

TAGAYTAY CITY (MindaNews/20 May) –  The negative public attitude towards persons living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) such as discrimination and stigmatization, is a...

28 HIV-AIDS cases in Gensan; none involve sex workers

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/17 May) -- Despite the nature of their work commercial sex workers in General Santos City have so far been free...

Bukidnon seeks WHO help on schistosomiasis

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/15 May) --  The Bukidnon Provincial Board has passed a resolution requesting the World Health Organization (WHO) to intervene and provide financial...

Bukidnon at the bottom in TB detection in NorthMin

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/10 May) – The Province of Bukidnon has a lackluster record in detecting tuberculosis cases. It is, in fact, at the bottom...

BJMP-11 lacks money for inmates’ medicine

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/9 May) – The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Southern Mindanao’s budget for medicine is so small that it can...

Davao City’s dialysis is PHL’s cheapest; migration noted among kidney patients

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 February) – Hospitals and wellness centers here offer the country’s cheapest dialysis treatment, but a medical director of an upstart wellness...

Check NorthCot Environment Code first before allowing Bt Talong field testing

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/05 February) – An environmentalist-lawyer has urged legislators in North Cotabato to  look into the province’s Environment Code before they allow the...

STI cases down Surigao City

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/23 January) – There were fewer cases of sexually transmitted infections  here in 2010 compared with the previous year, records from the...

New nurses need training – Davao hospital exec

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 January) — Competent, volunteer nurses working for free and new nursing graduates undergoing training to enter the profession are two separate...

Gov’t hospital in Davao City capable of treating meningococcemia – official

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 January)—A health official here assured the country’s biggest government hospital is equipped to handle diagnosis and treatment of highly contagious diseases...

Davao wants BPI to revoke UPMin permit to field test Bt eggplants

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 Dec) ¬- City Hall has asked the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) to revoke the permit of the University of the Philippines (UP) in Mindanao to conduct the field testing of the genetically-modified eggplants in the city. Mayor Sara Duterte said UP Mindanao failed to notify the city about the conduct of the field tests, a crucial requirement in the Department of Agriculture Administrative Order 8 governing the conduct of the field trials.

UP Mindanao bows to City Hall; uproots Bt eggplants

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 December) --- Amid loud cheers from organic farmers and people opposed to Bt eggplant, UP Mindanao complied late afternoon Friday with...

UP professor lashes back at critics, defends controversial Bt eggplant

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 Dec) - The University of the Philippines (UP) professor who headed the Bt Eggplant field testing here lashed back at critics,...

Naturally dyed cotton fabrics fight bacteria – DOST

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / November 20) - Cotton fabrics dyed with extracts from eight tropical plants have been found to combat pneumonia and abscess-causing...

P6M dengue budget proposed before surge of cases in Bukidnon

VALENCIA CITY (MindaNews/16 Nov) - The chair of the Department of Health's mosquito-borne disease program in Bukidnon, proposed in 2009 the inclusion in the...

Half of Mindanao's hospitals now phasing out mercury

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/07 November) -- The use of mercury in Mindanao's health sector has waned although it still failed to beat the passing...

Residents claim no knowledge re field test of Bt Eggplant

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 October) - Field testing of the genetically-modified eggplant will reportedly start this month but residents in Barangay Oshiro, where the field...

2 more victims discovered: GenSan folk warned anew on HIV-AIDS

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/12 October) - Health officials here warned anew residents against the dangers posed by the dreaded Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV...

DepEd memo on tetanus toxoid vaccination questioned

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/12 October)---Pro-Life advocates are questioning an August 19 memorandum from the Department of Education here requiring 14-year-old girls in public schools to...

Control dengue not population, Marbel bishop tells gov't

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/05 October) - Government resources were better spent on fighting the unabated rise in dengue cases than on promoting reproductive health-related...

Low turnout of recipients in PhilHealth card distribution in Southern Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 October) - Less than 200 of the 46,000 PhilHealth beneficiaries who were identified as the poorest of the poor in Southern...

Kidapawan indigents enlist in PhilHealth

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/02 October) - A hundred indigents from Kidapawan City in North Cotabato received from the Department of Health (DOH) in Southwestern Mindanao (Region...

DOH-12 to put up TB center in Koronadal

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/30 Sept) - The Department of Health (DOH) is working for the establishment of a regional treatment center for tuberculosis in...

DOH-12 targets 49,000 families for PhilHealth accreditation

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/30 Sept) - The Department of Health (DOH) in Southwestern Mindanao (Region 12) is targeting 49,000 indigent families for the nationwide registration...

Bukidnon gov defies stats; insists dengue cases have decreased

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/29 September) - Bukidnon Gov. Alex P. Calingasan refuted reports that dengue cases and deaths caused by the viral disease this year...

Nutrition project to benefit 3,500 kids in South Cot

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/28 September) – Some 3,500 school children in South Cotabato were chosen as beneficiaries for the fourth phase of the province’s...

Bukidnon lawmakers respond to doc’s open letter in FB on dengue problem

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/27 September) – An open letter to Bukidnon legislators published in a social networking site about the intensity of the dengue fever...

Easier access of hospital records, quicker processing of bills soon at SPMC

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 September) – Patients at the Southern Philippines’ Medical Center (SPMC) will soon say goodbye to long queues for records and billings. The...

Malaybalay doc suggests fighting dengue by ‘accommodating’ mosquitoes

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/22 September) – Dr. Dante Douglas Belderol, a physician at the Malaybalay City Health Office, is proposing some clever methods of fighting...

Malaybalay doc suggests fighting dengue by ‘accommodating’ mosquitoes

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/22 September) – Dr. Dante Douglas Belderol, a physician at the Malaybalay City Health Office, is proposing some clever methods of fighting...

Bukidnon legislators’ help sought to fight dengue

MALAYBALAY CITY  (MindaNews/16 Sept) -– Bukidnon-based surgeon Dr. Janet Molina wrote an open letter to senators and members of the House of Representatives from...

Pupils, teachers of Kidapawan school pool funds vs dengue

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/14 September) – Pupils and teachers of North Cotabato’s biggest elementary school have agreed to contribute small amounts for a sanitation drive...

3 kids die of dengue in GenSan

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/9 Sept) – Health authorities here recorded three new confirmed deaths due to dengue fever since last week, bringing the number...

South Cot, SK to launch joint anti-malaria operations

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/06 September) – Health personnel in South Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat provinces will launch joint border operations against malaria later this...

Bukidnon officials want epidemiology unit

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/24 Aug) – The Bukidnon provincial health office has recommended the creation and institutionalization of the provincial epidemiology surveillance unit for the...

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