Philippines Report

Browsing the "Health" Category

Aquino ready to face Dengvaxia probe at Senate

Former President Benigno Aquino III has expressed his willingness to attend the next Senate inquiry into his administration's P3.5-billion dengue vaccination program. In 2015, Aquino ordered the realignment of the vaccination fund from the budget to purchase three million doses [...]

December 13, 2017 Health

Nanay ng isang bata kay Garin: Nakakatulog pa ba kayo?

“Nakakatulog pa ba kayo sa gabi?” Ito ang tanong ng isang nanay, na kabilang ang anak sa nabakunahan ng Dengvaxia, kay dating Health Secretary Janette Garin matapos magkaharap kahapon sa pagdinig ng Senado kaugnay ng P3.5 bilyong anti-dengue vaccination program. [...]

December 12, 2017 Health

More Filipino families experience hunger in Q3 — SWS survey

Filipino families experience hunger in Q3: The number of Filipino families that experienced involuntary hunger in the third quarter of the year rose by half a million, according to the latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS). About 11.8 [...]

December 8, 2017 Health

10-year-old in hospital due to suspected dengue was given Dengvaxia dose in August

A 10-year-old boy has been admitted to a hospital in Cebu due to suspected dengue, months after he received a first dose of controversial dengue vaccine Dengvaxia. According to a report by Sandra Aguinaldo on 24 Oras on Thursday, Jujen [...]

December 7, 2017 Health

VACC uncovers Dengvaxia ‘death’

ANTI-CORRUPTION advocates on Wednesday said a 10-year-old girl who died six months after being inoculated with Dengvaxia may have been the first fatality of the dengue vaccine. Dante Jimenez, chairman of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC), said his [...]

December 7, 2017 Health

PHL to eventually sue Sanofi Pasteur over dengue vaccine scare —Duque

The Philippine government will eventually sue French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur over the dengue vaccine that was recently revealed to pose more risk than safety in some cases, said Health Secretary Francisco Duque II on Thursday. This would be on top [...]

December 7, 2017 Health

Kapalpakan ng DOH, mga titser ang sumalo

Umaalma na ang mga guro sa pampublikong paaralan sa mga programang ipinapasa sa kanila ng Department of Health (DOH) dahil nadadamay umano sila sa ilang mga kapalpakan ng departamento. Ayon sa mga guro, mula nung pumutok ang kontrobersiya hinggil sa bakuna kontra dengue na Dengva­xia, hindi maiwasan na mada­may sila sa paninisi ng mga magulang na nagpanik sa pagkakapabakuna sa [...]

December 6, 2017 Health

Woman Born Without Uterus Gives Birth in US Medical First

A healthy baby has been born at a Dallas hospital to a mother who received a uterus transplant. It’s a medical first for the United States, and an important milestone in the battle against infertility. As Time magazine reports, the landmark birth happened [...]

December 5, 2017 Health
DOH eyes refund for dengue vaccine

DOH eyes refund for dengue vaccine

The Department of Health (DOH) is looking into the possibility of requiring the manufacturer of the world’s first dengue vaccine to refund the government following reports that the treatment poses risks to people without a history of dengue. “It is [...]

December 4, 2017 Health

Duterte vows to get to the bottom of dengue vaccine ‘health scam’

The office of the Philippine president on Sunday vowed to hold accountable those responsible for a suspended dengue immunization program, which it said placed thousands of lives at risk. The Department of Health (DOH) halted on Friday the use of [...]

December 4, 2017 Health