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Congo’s Ebola outbreak to last at least six more months, WHO says

Posted on: November 14th, 2018 | No Comments
The Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, which has already killed more than 200 people, is expected to last until mid-2019, a senior World Health Organization official said on Tuesday...

Australia charges woman with using needles to contaminate strawberries

Posted on: November 13th, 2018 | No Comments
An Australian court on Monday (November 12) ordered a 50-year-old farm supervisor, charged in a strawberry needle contamination case that sparked a major food scare, to stay in custody until she next...

Poor air quality in India’s capital triggers health concerns

Posted on: November 12th, 2018 | No Comments
  Pollution levels in New Delhi, the capital of India, are over 50 times more than the allowed limits, raising people’s concerns over health especially for children. Four-year-old Avyan suffers from...

Case vs. officials linked to Dengvaxia controversy may be upgraded to murder – PAO

Posted on: November 6th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — The Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) plans to upgrade their case filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ) against former Health Secretary Janet Garin and other officials linked...

DOH pushes for P90 excise tax on tobacco products

Posted on: November 6th, 2018 | No Comments
  MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health  (DOH) calls on Congress for the passage of the proposed P90 tobacco tax. Once the bill passes into law, a current P40...

DOH calls on parents to bar minors from using vapes

Posted on: November 5th, 2018 | No Comments
  MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) calls on parents to prohibit their teenagers from using vapes or e-cigarettes. This is in line with the recent incident involving...

U.N. sets out massive benefits from air pollution action in Asia

Posted on: October 31st, 2018 | No Comments
  Asia could reap massive benefits in health, environment, agriculture and economic growth if governments implement 25 policies such as banning the burning of household waste and cutting industrial emissions,...

DOH warns public of diseases prevailing during typhoon season

Posted on: October 30th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) as always, reminds the public, especially parents, to monitor their children and bar them from wading through flood water because of water-borne...

Dengue cases in PH surge by 21%

Posted on: October 24th, 2018 | No Comments
Dengue cases in the Philippines this year have increased by 21 percent. The Department of Health (DOH) Dengue Surveillance Division said that from January 1 to October 6, over 138,000...

DOH prepares cases against Sanofi Pasteur

Posted on: October 24th, 2018 | No Comments
  MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) is set to meet with the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) next week for the development of the case to be...