Local News

Human Breast Milk Bank Proposed in Iloilo City

Just recently, the Sangguniang Panlungsod has approved the first reading of the proposed ordinance establishing the ‘Iloilo City Human Milk Bank’. The proposed milk bank may be set up within the proposed city hospital. The proponent is Councilor Candice Tupas, also a physician. “Mayor Jerry Treñas is planning to have a city hospital. I think… Continue reading Human Breast Milk Bank Proposed in Iloilo City

World News

WHO Preps for World Mental Health Day

Mental health is one of the most neglected areas of public health. Close to 1 billion people are living with a mental disorder, 3 million people die every year from the harmful use of alcohol and one person dies every 40 seconds by suicide. And now, billions of people around the world have been affected… Continue reading WHO Preps for World Mental Health Day

World News

Africa Successful in Eradicating Wild Poliovirus

  In an update by the World Health Organization, the independent Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for Polio Eradication officially declared on Tuesday that the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region is free of wild poliovirus. This marks the eradication of the second virus from the face of the continent since smallpox 40 years ago.… Continue reading Africa Successful in Eradicating Wild Poliovirus

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WHO: 172 Countries Engaged in COVID-19 Global Access Facility

In an update by the World Health Organization, it revealed that 172 economies are now engaged in discussions to potentially participate in COVAX, a global initiative aimed at working with vaccine manufacturers to provide countries worldwide equitable access to safe and effective vaccines, once they are licensed and approved. COVAX currently has the world’s largest… Continue reading WHO: 172 Countries Engaged in COVID-19 Global Access Facility

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WHO Shares Advice on the Use of Masks for Children

Just recently, the World Health Organization shared advice on the use of masks for children in the community in the context of COVID-19. In a nine-page document, the agency together with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) detailed the use of masks to a risk-based approach, as part of a comprehensive package of interventions to… Continue reading WHO Shares Advice on the Use of Masks for Children

Local News

Iloilo City to Go Back to GCQ Starting August 16

Just recently, Presidential Spokesperson Atty. Harry Roque announced that Iloilo City – along with Cebu City, Mandaue City, and Lapu Lapu City (in the Visayas) – will be on General Community Quarantine (GCQ) from August 16 to 31, 2020. It may be recalled that Iloilo City has already transitioned to Modified General Community Quarantine but… Continue reading Iloilo City to Go Back to GCQ Starting August 16

National News

Face Shield Must Not Be Higher Than Php 50

According to Department of Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire, in an interview with Unang Hirit, the agency has come up with a suggested retail price (SRP) for face shields. It will be up for the approval of Secretary Francisco Duque III before it will be transmitted to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). In… Continue reading Face Shield Must Not Be Higher Than Php 50

Local News

Iloilo Among Top 5 Provinces with Highest New Cases

In an update issued by the Department of Health, Iloilo is included in the top five provinces with newly announced cases. To date, there are 68,794 total active cases – totaling to 139,538 cumulative number of confirmed cases in the country. NCR – 1,510 Cavite – 398 Laguna – 144 Iloilo – 135 Cebu –… Continue reading Iloilo Among Top 5 Provinces with Highest New Cases

World News

China Confirms Bubonic Plague Case in Inner Mongolia

China has recently confirmed one case of bubonic plague in the northern province of Inner Mongolia, particularly in the city of Bayannur, northwest of Beijing. According to the state-run news agency XinhuaNet, The Bayannur municipal health commission confirmed in a press release that a case is housed in a people’s hospital in Urad Middle Banner.… Continue reading China Confirms Bubonic Plague Case in Inner Mongolia

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New Strain of Flu Carried by Pigs in China

In an article published by CNBC, it was reported that Dr. Anthony Fauci, White House Coronavirus Advisor, and US Health Officials are looking into the new strain of virus carried by pigs in China. The new strain is seen to have characteristics of both the 2009 H1N1 virus and the 1918 Pandemic Flu. Called ‘G4… Continue reading New Strain of Flu Carried by Pigs in China