National News

DOH Shares Anti Dengue Safety Tips

Just recently, with the advent of typhoon Ambo and the rainy season, the Department of Health released safety tips against Dengue. It can be recalled that August last year (2018), Iloilo City was declared to be in a state of calamity due to the continuing rise of dengue. Last July 2019, Health Secretary Francisco T.… Continue reading DOH Shares Anti Dengue Safety Tips

World News

WHO: Depression and Anxiety are Increasing

In an article by the World Health Organization, there are reports indicating that there is an increase in symptoms associated with depression and anxiety. The article elaborates that in a study conducted in Ethiopia in April 2020, a three-fold increase was seen in the prevalence of symptoms of depression compared to estimates from Ethiopia before… Continue reading WHO: Depression and Anxiety are Increasing

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80,000 COVID Cases a Day Globally – UN

Since the start of April, an average of 80,000 confirmed coronavirus cases has been reported each day, according to the World Health Organization. To date, the total caseload has surpassed 3.5 million, with nearly 25,000 deaths. Although numbers are declining in Western Europe, more cases are being reported from Eastern Europe, Africa, South East Asia,… Continue reading 80,000 COVID Cases a Day Globally – UN

Local News

Sto Niño Sur Arevalo under Extreme ECQ

The Iloilo City Government, through Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas, signed Executive Order 070 imposing an ‘Extreme Enhanced Community Quarantine’ for Brgy. Sto Niño Sur Arevalo in Iloilo City for an interim period of 72 hours. One of the reasons for the imposition of Extreme ECQ is that the area has yielded four positive cases… Continue reading Sto Niño Sur Arevalo under Extreme ECQ

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PH COVID Testing Capacity at 5K Daily

The country’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing capacity is now at approximately 5,000. It can be recalled that the Department of Health, together with its regional counterparts, have been releasing daily updates on the COVID-19 situation of respective localities and then consolidated nationally. "As of May 3, nakagawa na po tayo ng 5,264 tests kada… Continue reading PH COVID Testing Capacity at 5K Daily

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Japan to Send Free Avigan Drug to PH for COVID Research

Japan will be sending the anti-flu drug Avigan to the Philippines free of charge for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) clinical studies. The drug will also be sent to 43 recipient countries, confirms Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi. The drug is expected to be sent after the Golden Week Holiday through May 06. "We will cooperate with… Continue reading Japan to Send Free Avigan Drug to PH for COVID Research

World News

Billions Worldwide Living with Herpes – WHO

In an article by the World Health Organization, it was revealed that billions of people around the globe are living with herpes – half a billion with genital herpes and several billion with oral herpes, highlighting the need to improve awareness of the disease among the masses. “About 13% of the world’s population aged 15… Continue reading Billions Worldwide Living with Herpes – WHO

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COVID-19 Situation Can Lead to Unintended Pregnancies – UN

According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), ongoing lockdowns and major disruptions to health services because of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic could result in seven million unintended pregnancies. The agency speculates that the number of women unable to access family planning could ‘skyrocket’ by millions. “This new data shows the catastrophic impact that… Continue reading COVID-19 Situation Can Lead to Unintended Pregnancies – UN

Local News

Story Behind WVMC Sub National Laboratory

With the global pandemic ravaging the globe, communities continue to strengthen its health care system. In the Philippines, particularly in Region VI, the West Visayas Medical Center Sub-National Laboratory contributes to the nation’s daily testing capacity in detecting Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The West Visayas Medical Center Sub-National Laboratory began its construction way back in… Continue reading Story Behind WVMC Sub National Laboratory

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Emergency Responder Tests Positive for Coronavirus in Iloilo

A member of the Iloilo City Emergency Responder has been tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019. Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas confirmed in his statement. “It is with a heavy heart that I announce we have a frontliner from the Iloilo City Emergency Responders (ICER) of the City Government who was tested positive for COVID-19.… Continue reading Emergency Responder Tests Positive for Coronavirus in Iloilo