• Word Health Day in Marikina City

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    THE Department of Health (DOH) and the city government of Marikina will celebrate World Health Day on April 7 to raise awareness on diabetes. Themed “Beat Diabetes: Scale Up Prevention, Strengthen Care and Enhance Surveillance”, the event aims to promote healthy lifestyle through proper diet and physical activity which will help in the prevention of the lifestyle disease. Diabetes remains one of the top ten causes of mortality in the Philippines, according to the health department. There were 300 reported cases of diabetes in Marikina in 2015, with 128 deaths recorded.

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