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Health chief calls for mass testing of children given Dengvaxia

Department of Health (DoH) Secretary Francisco T. Duque on Tuesday, March 13, said the agency is coordinating with University of Pittsburgh and University of...

PHL plans to sue Sanofi over vaccine — DoH chief

THE PHILIPPINES intends to sue Sanofi after authorities suspended the pharmaceutical giant’s anti-dengue vaccine in response to the company warning the drug could lead...

Former health chief appointed to DoH

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday, Oct. 26, appointed Francisco T. Duque III to the Department of Health which he once headed during President...

DoH affirms ‘very rare’ risk of bird-flu infection

By Ian Nicolas P. Cigaral, Reporter THE Department of Health (DoH) on Friday said there were no confirmed cases of avian influenza transmitted to humans...

DoH addresses rare diseases

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman WHAT COMES to mind when you hear of a rare disease called “Maple Syrup Urine”? Some may think that...

The nation’s HIV status

By Zsarlene B. Chua Fewer people are becoming infected with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) around the world but the Philippines is, worryingly, trending in the...