KENNETH HARE HERNANDEZ

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The Department of Health’s (DoH) Epidemiology Bureau has recorded 86 firecracker-related injuries, 47 percent lower than number recorded during the same period last year, since the start of the surveillance period on December 21. The cases were recorded in sentinel hospitals, including 44 from Metro Manila. Of the 44, 25…

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From defective dengue vaccine to antismoking campaign, DoH lives through its highs and lows THE lifting of a TRO, or temporary restraining order, as well as a political stir caused by a defective dengue vaccine gave the Department of Health (DoH) its own share of highs and lows in 2017,…

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The Department of Health (DoH)-Epidemiology Bureau recorded a reduction of more than half of chikungunya cases nationwide from January 1 to November 4, 2017. In a report, the DoH said 2,025 cases have been recorded in the country, or a 64.9 percent decrease from the same period last year with…

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The Department of Health-Epidemiology Bureau recorded 42 firecracker-related injuries, 55 percent lower than the same period in 2016, since the start of the surveillance period on December 21. The 42 firecracker-related injuries were recorded in sentinel hospitals, including 24 from Metro Manila. Among the 24, 16 of the cases came…

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The Department of Health (DoH) will convene this week an independent panel that will review the results of the clinical trials of Dengvaxia, Health Secretary Francisco Duque said on Tuesday. Duque said the team will review the results of the five-year observation period found in clinical trials as well as…

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The Department of Health (DoH) Epidemiology Bureau said there were only 14 firecracker-related injuries  reported—61 percent lower than that in 2016—since it started monitoring these cases on December 21. The 14 firecracker-related injuries were recorded in sentinel hospitals, including 10 from Metro Manila. Among the 10, seven of the cases came…

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The Department of Health (DoH) on Thursday said it would seek the assistance of experts from the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital to validate alleged deaths due to anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia. In a news briefing, Health Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd said the move would provide transparency in the ongoing…

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Action for Economic Reforms (AER) and health advocates on Friday appealed to the President to veto the provision pertaining to the “low” tobacco tax rate in the newly ratified Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) bill. In the Train bill, the tobacco tax rate is only P32.50 per pack,…

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The Department of Health (DoH) has created a task force to monitor children inoculated with Dengvaxia and to review the government’s dengue vaccination program. The task force will be composed of top management officials from the DoH central office, regional offices of affected areas, attached agencies such as Food and…

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