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Drug rehab, RH budget, Zika, and other public health newsmakers in 2016

Dec 15, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Here are 8 issues in the public health sector that made headlines in 2016

Recto: Help prevent 'mass retrenchment' in DOH

Nov 12, 2016 - 11:42 AM

Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto says the health department s proposed 2017 budget will lead to a drastic downsizing of health personnel under the department s Rural Health Practice Program

House approves P3.35 trillion 2017 budget

Oct 19, 2016 - 6:14 PM

The Lower House restores the budget cuts made against state colleges and universities as well government hospitals

APPROVED. The House of Representatives approves the proposed budget for 2017 on October 19. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Only around 500 surrenderers admitted so far in drug rehab centers

Sep 14, 2016 - 9:30 PM

By the end of September the health department hopes to have a system of reporting that will give weekly updates on what happens to the drug surrenderers

COMMUNITY-BASED. Drug users in Mandaluyong City attend their required weekly Zumba class for rehabilitation in Barangay Mabini-J Rizal covered court on July 10, 2016. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

What DOH is doing to deal with Zika, other public health threats

Sep 06, 2016 - 5:23 PM

The Department of Health says the agency s P144 billion 3 09 billion proposed budget for 2017 provides for the prevention and detection of Zika virus and other public health threats

Renovation, upgrade of DOH hospitals won’t go through PPP – Ubial

Sep 06, 2016 - 2:15 PM

This includes the new facility for the Fabella Hospital which is expected to be finished by May 2017

DOH-FUNDED. The renovation and construction of all government hospitals, including the Fabella Hospital (photo), will be funded by the 2017 budget, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial tells congressmen on September 6, 2016. File photo from Help Fabella Facebook page

DOH releases P10M for Davao blast victims

Sep 06, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial reveals her department s plans for victims of other acts of terrorism and conflict

DAVAO BLAST MEMORIAL. The Philippine flag is draped over flowers for victims of the Davao City bombing at the blast site on September 3, 2016. Photo courtesy of Saim Iluis

Meeting RH-related SDG targets: 'Work must start from Day 1'

Jan 23, 2016 - 7:19 PM

Former health secretary Esperanza Cabral talks about what the Philippines must do differently to achieve the targets under the Sustainable Development Goals related to reproductive health

SDGs AND RH LAW. Former health secretary Esperanza Cabral talks to Rappler about what must be done to achieve Sustainable Development Goal targets related to reproductive health. Screenshot from Rappler

'Magnanakaw' sa Senado

Jan 18, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Hindi matanggap ni Senator Tito Sotto na tinalo siya ng mga maralita at mga kababaihan nang maipasa ang reproductive health law kaya t ninakaw niya ang P1 bilyong pondo nito sa bicameral committee

Manila City Hall file photo from Wikicommons

Miriam Santiago on RH budget cut: 'Immoral'

Jan 08, 2016 - 11:56 AM

The enemies of reproductive health never sleep We too must not rest in fighting for women s health says the senator a co sponsor of the reproductive health law

'IMMORAL.' Senator and presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago condemns the P1-billion budget cut supposedly meant to purchase family planning commodities for Filipinos. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Recto: P1B in 2016 budget to fight HIV epidemic in PH

Oct 10, 2015 - 1:36 PM

Half of the budget will be used to buy anti retroviral drugs while the rest will go to test kits and reagents surveillance and local prevention programs

LIFE SAVERS. People living with HIV have to religiously take anti-retroviral medicine and live a healthy lifestyle. File photo by George Moya/Rappler

DOH budget hearing gets tense, congressmen asked to dance

Sep 04, 2014 - 9:34 PM

Health Assistant Secretary Eric Tayag is asked to ease the tension when Department of Health s alleged hidden pork is questioned in the budget hearing

BREAKING INTO DANCE. Department of Health (DOH) Assistant Secretary Eric Tayag leads government officials in a short dance after a heated debate during the DOH budget hearing at the Lower House. Screenshot from Instagram video

Recto dares gov't: Pour more funds in 'health bucket'

Aug 29, 2014 - 9:38 AM

Senator Ralph Recto commends the increase in the government s proposed health spending for 2015 but says more funding is still needed