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Ex-DOH spokesperson Lyndon Lee Suy dies

Sep 21, 2019 - 7:02 PM

'Assistant Secretary Lyndon Lee Suy was a dedicated public health servant and committed himself to service and excellence in spite of the challenges of his roles at the Department,' says the Department of Health

PUBLIC SERVANT. Assistant Secretary of Health Lyndon Lee Suy died of cardiac arrest on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Photo from Department of Health website

Aquino, Sanofi, DOH officials face graft complaint over Dengvaxia mess

Feb 12, 2018 - 2:20 PM

The VACC, VPCI, and physician Francisco Cruz claim that the accused government officials 'anomalously' funded the immunization program and favored Sanofi to procure the vaccine

ACCUSED. Former president Benigno Aquino III (center) is flanked by his former budget chief Florencio Abad (L) and ex-executive secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr at a Senate hearing in December 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duque dares accusers to file cases vs officials in alleged 'DOH mafia'

Jan 15, 2018 - 1:58 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says he will order a review of the contracts entered into by the previous administration

INTEGRITY. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III wants officials to adhere to the 'highest standards of professionalism and integrity.' File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

ASEAN leaders urged to act on malnutrition, drug-resistant superbugs

Nov 11, 2017 - 6:08 PM

Health officials in the region have endorsed several proposed declarations to ASEAN leaders that they hope would be made by the end of the Manila Summit

HEALTH DECLARATIONS. DOH Assistant Secretary Lyndon Lee-Suy gives a press briefing on November 11, 2017 on the different health declarations that ASEAN leaders hope to achieve by the end of the 31st ASEAN Summit.

DOH: Vaccine an 'additional strategy' to fight dengue in PH

Feb 11, 2016 - 5:43 PM

Health Spokesperson Lyndon Lee Suy says actively pursuing steps against dengue such as cleaning one s surroundings is still a better approach as it also targets other mosquito borne diseases such as chikungunya and Zika

FIGHTING DENGUE. The government will procure millions of Dengvaxia doses to immunize Grade 4 public school students in selected regions. Photo from Sanofi Pasteur

Palace cautions public on Zika virus

Jan 30, 2016 - 2:18 PM

The health department also advises pregnant mothers to postpone their plans to travel to the Americas where the virus is spreading rapidly especially if the trip is not urgent

STAY ALERT. Government cautions Filipinos against the threat of the Zika virus, which is spreading rapidly in the Americas. File photo from Wikipedia

Firecracker-related injuries at 111, piccolo still main cause – DOH

Dec 28, 2015 - 2:25 PM

Health officials say majority of the incidents involved children and Metro Manila residents

NO TO FIRECRACKERS. The Department of Health urges the public against the use of firecrackers in welcoming the New Year.

Dengue on the rise: 55,000 reported cases so far in 2015

Sep 04, 2015 - 2:00 PM

This is higher than the 50 462 recorded cases during the same period in 2014

DOH looks into 'expired' deworming medicine claim

Jul 30, 2015 - 4:21 PM

We re interested in getting to the bottom of this says Health Undersecretary Vicente Belizario Jr

NOT EXPIRED. Health Undersecretary Vicente Belizario shows a photo of the deworming medicine administered to students nationwide on July 29. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Foreigner at RITM now clear of MERS-CoV

Jul 10, 2015 - 2:07 PM

UPDATED The health department cannot totally commit yet that the Philippines is already MERS free since it is still monitoring the foreigner s contacts

Close contact of MERS-CoV patient tests negative

Jul 07, 2015 - 4:18 PM

The close contact of the foreign patient will be transferred to a regular ward and will remain under observation until the 14 day incubation period ends

TESTING CENTER. One of 8 negative pressure rooms at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine. File photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

PH won’t meet MDG targets on HIV/AIDS – UNAIDS

Mar 19, 2015 - 3:26 PM

The current HIV figures in the country are still at alarming levels with 16 new infections every day and a running total of 22 527 HIV positive cases since 1984

D​​OH on Dis​​neyland measles outbreak: Not one country’s fault

Feb 20, 2015 - 6:58 PM

Philippine health officials say that while the outbreak may be associated with the Philippines it doesn’t necessarily mean the first case was exposed to a Filipino

OUTBREAK. The theme park known as 'The Happiest Place on Earth' has a new contagion, measles, with an outbreak of 125 cases linked to Disneyland. File photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

DOH: Only 2 under MERS-CoV check

Feb 17, 2015 - 1:11 PM

One of the Filipina nurse s co passengers in a February 1 flight from Saudi Arabia will go through another round of tests as per protocol He initially tested negative for MERS

MERS. This undated handout picture courtesy of the British Health Protection Agency shows the Coronavirus seen under an electron microscope. AFP PHOTO / British Health Protection Agency

Buy safe toys for the holidays – DOH

Dec 19, 2014 - 4:49 PM

The health department suggests age appropriate toys which shoppers can consider in their last minute shopping

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING. A Filipino vendor displays stuffed toys at a street turned into a bazaar in Manila, Philippines, December 17, 2009. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

How a Pinay doctor helped fight Ebola in Liberia

Dec 13, 2014 - 11:48 AM

The Philippines may not be sending health workers to Ebola hit countries but there s no stopping Filipino doctors who want to fight the outbreak at its epicenter

EBOLA FIGHTER. Dr Natasha Reyes is one of the few Filipino health workers who helped fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa this 2014. File photo from Doctors Without Borders

DOH: No legal basis for Ona's order on anti-dengue treatment

Dec 01, 2014 - 1:46 PM

The DOH rebukes its own chief saying the clinical trials he ordered in September should not have taken place

'NO LEGAL BASIS.' The Department of Health says the controversial ActRx TriAct has not been registered with the Food and Drug Administration. File photo from the ActRx Operational Group website

Health chief goes on 'sick leave'

Oct 29, 2014 - 2:08 PM

2nd UPDATE Health Secretary Enrique Ona has gone on leave reportedly to attend to personal health concerns Undersecretary Janet Garin is the acting secretary during Ona s absence

ON LEAVE. Health Secretary Enrique Ona, who has been at the forefront on the campaign against Ebola, has gone on leave. Rappler file photo

PH not sending health workers to Ebola zone

Oct 16, 2014 - 11:58 AM

UPDATED Health spokesperson Lyndon Lee Suy says the country will for now focus on preparing against the virus

GLOBAL CALLS FOR HELP. A Liberian ambulance team transport the 70-year old Francis Konneh, a suspected Ebola patient from the township of West point in Monrovia, Liberia, 15 October 2014. Photo by Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

DOH: Filipino nurse tests negative for MERS

Sep 05, 2014 - 11:39 AM

2nd UPDATE The Department of Health says ‘all activities for contact tracing will be terminated’

MERS. This undated handout picture courtesy of the British Health Protection Agency shows the Coronavirus seen under an electron microscope. AFP PHOTO / British Health Protection Agency

DOH still waiting for nurse’s MERS test result from Saudi

Sep 04, 2014 - 3:41 PM

The health department is already in touch with at least 60 passengers of Saudi Airlines flight SV870 which the nurse took in her return trip to Manila on August 29

Only 2 OFWs from Ebola-hit Sierra Leone being monitored

Aug 08, 2014 - 3:21 PM

A health official reiterates the Philippines has the processes to control Ebola

RITM on top of preparations for possible Ebola cases

Aug 05, 2014 - 4:39 PM

Health Secretary Enrique Ona says the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine and several other hospitals have enough capacity to test the deadly Ebola virus

LABORATORY TEST. Specimen inactivation is part of the Ebola testing process by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine. Screenshot from Youtube video

OFWs in Ebola-hit countries monitored weekly

Aug 05, 2014 - 3:08 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs estimates there are about 4 200 Filipinos in Ebola hit countries of Guinea Sierra Leone and Liberia

DOH monitoring 7 OFWs from Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

Aug 01, 2014 - 2:38 PM

While the incubation period of the Ebola virus is from 2 to 21 days the Philippines health department has extended its monitoring period to a month

DOH to Muslims: Postpone Hajj pilgrimage due to MERS

Jul 03, 2014 - 2:32 PM

DOH: It s an appeal for them to delay the trip if possible due to the MERS virus If possible they should go next year

SCREENING. Passengers from United Arab Emirates pass through a thermal scanner at the medical quarantine area upon arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, 17 April 2014. Ritchie Tongo/EPA

DOH warns public of common diseases during rainy season

Jun 26, 2014 - 3:20 PM

The health department provides tips on how to stay healthy and avoid influenza leptospirosis waterborne infections and dengue this rainy season

DOH sends experts to Middle East to check OFWs' MERS status

May 26, 2014 - 1:01 PM

The department is requesting recruitment agencies to check on their deployed health workers in the Middle East at least once a week

Going abroad? DOH mulls mandatory oral polio vaccine

May 15, 2014 - 4:15 PM

For now the health department is encouraging Filipinos heading to countries with reported cases of polio to take the oral vaccine in private clinics and hospitals

AMEND THE LAW. New Health Spokesperson Dr Lyndon Lee Suy says the department is in talks with lawmakers on updating the AIDS law in the country. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Proposed mandatory HIV testing not for all Filipinos

May 15, 2014 - 2:25 PM

While nothing is definite yet when it comes to mandatory testing the Department of Health is looking at amending the country s AIDS law

AMEND THE LAW. New Health Spokesperson Dr Lyndon Lee Suy says the department is in talks with lawmakers on updating the AIDS law in the country. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

MERS incubation period ends; 10 Etihad passengers untracked

Apr 29, 2014 - 3:36 PM

Labor attachés in the Middle East have been ordered to get the Philippine addresses and contact numbers of OFWs before they return to the country

MERS-FREE Dr Lyndon Lee Suy (C), head of the DOH Committee on Emerging Infections says the Philippine remains MERS-free as of April 29. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

OFW's co-passengers asked to check for MERS

Apr 17, 2014 - 8:08 PM

The 418 passengers will be asked if they have fever or flu like symptoms that might be signs of the sometimes fatal MERS

Health department warns of possible rise in leptospirosis cases

Aug 22, 2012 - 7:03 PM

DOH said that cases may be lower compared to those caused by tropical storm "Ondoy" in Sept 2009 because antibiotics have already been distributed among at-risk population