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'[B]iology should always be the principal core of medical education, not just a preface to it'
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PhilHealth President Ricardo Morales had earlier sounded the alarm over PhilHealth's funds given the drop in contributions due to the coronavirus pandemic
'Had I known this pandemic would occur, would I still have pursued the 4 grueling years of medical school, only to be put on the front lines?'
'COVID-19 doesn’t get more discriminating than this'
Protesters clad in black set fire to a vehicle and pelt the police with projectiles, chanting, 'Everybody hates the police'
Senator Risa Hontiveros tells PhilHealth the coronavirus pandemic is the 'litmus test' for the implementation of the Universal Health Care Act
'Health is inextricably linked with politics'
'As the government is still defining terms, trying to find the most appropriate alibi for their indecisiveness, the country is slowly drifting towards a more precarious situation, because another infectious visitor is about to return with the incoming wet season'
'We are concerned that countries will respond to this crisis in the same way they did to the recession 10 years ago...by cutting public spending on health,' says Hans Kluge, WHO regional director for Europe
'We are victims of the long-run neglect in the health and hospital systems of the country'
'For now, my wish is that no other half-Filipina nurse – or any other nurse for that matter – would have to go through the same experience I did'
Duterte signed the Universal Health Care Act into law, which has a provision for the premium hike for direct contributors, including OFWs
'The health system remains to be defined by health inequality and inequity across the rich-poor and urban-rural spectra. This is compounded by a fragmented healthcare delivery system...and a decentralized form of health governance'
'In cases where the benefits of physical interaction may be outweighed by the risks of disease, danger, or distance, telemedicine presents a promising and novel alternative'
Despite the heroic efforts of medical staff, the figures for COVID-19 survival and recovery in intensive care, especially when it proceeds to mechanical ventilation, make for grim reading
Experts say nursing remains female-dominated and needs to recruit more men
'Hindi po kami under sa mga doktor.... We work with doctors, not for them.'
We see the world at its worst, which is why I want world leaders and governments to listen carefully: I am scared
'Humihingi rin po kami ng tawad kung ang impresyon na naibigay ng P500 daily allowance ay ganito lamang ang halaga na ibinigay natin sa ating health care workers. Hindi po ito mas lalayo pa sa katotohanan,' says DOH
'The first collateral damage in this pandemic are the other patients stricken with diseases not related to COVID-19, but are just as deserving of life-saving care'
'As a kidney transplant patient, my husband has to take anti-rejection drugs. These drugs weaken my husband’s immune system.'
'It’s a very dangerous game we play when resiliency is our only card'
'We need to balance the good work we do with girls with good work to do equally for boys,' says Zenaida Rosales of the Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Sexual Abuse
His melancholic voice woke me in the middle of my deep sleep. 'Inday, pwede ba naku pangayuon imung kidney? (May I ask for your other kidney?)'
'When the first doctor told us that he had 6 months to live, we wouldn’t hear of it.... We never wasted time and sought all possible means for our father to survive.'
Adding a human touch to food relief – a warm, freshly cooked meal instead of sardines in a can – goes a long way to uplift evacuees' spirits, volunteers say
It used to be that when the word esophagus was mentioned, the reaction would be 'eso-what?' Now, Barrett's esophagus has become a familiar term thanks to media reportage.
'There are LGUs that do not prioritize health. [It's the] constituents who suffer,” says Health secretary Francisco Duque III
Senator Risa Hontiveros calls the threat 'sad and ill-timed' as the landmark Universal Health Care Act will begin implementation next year
Even with the integration of health facilities into provincial and city-wide networks, the country's healthcare system remains devolved
The Philippines is down 8 spots in the World Economic Forum's 2019 Global Competitiveness Report
Going bald is tough, but some forms of hair loss are preventable through proper care
The beauty queen raises the gap the flag of the country's elderly on their behalf
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III cites 'limitations' such as budgetary constraints as among the reasons
Rizal Medical Center staff will help develop medical staff at barangay centers, so residents don't have to go to public hospitals for treatment of common illnesses
A 2018 Commission on Audit report finds that over P367 million in medicines were about to expire but were still sitting in warehouses of the Department of Health
The health department has the money it needs to implement Duterte's landmark law, but there is poor implementation of programs, from procurement of medicines to building health facilities
Music is not an insertion in our lives but a fundamental wiring that, once awakened, will help shape the humans that we are
Protest actions call for decent work, permanent resident status upon arrival, universal services, and an end to discrimination and displacement of migrant workers
Several influencers are apparently vouching for this new product
International NGO Health Care Without Harm wants to influence hospitals to reduce plastic use and help local government units craft better policies that can also guide hospitals
The findings come as the administration of President Donald Trump is renewing its efforts to strike down the Affordable Care Act signed into law by his predecessor Barack Obama
Make the coming days, months, and years count – if not for the country, at least for your sanity!
Public hospitals and schools in Greece continue to struggle as a result of the country's debt crisis, affecting poverty-stricken patients and the quality of education
The catchy pop song collab by Bieber and Sheeran tackles mental health
All Filipinos will be granted health coverage but not everything will be free. Here's what you can expect.
Paliwanag ng ekonomistang si JC Punongbayan, panimulang hakbang lang ang batas na ito. Marami pang dapat gawin para maging tunay na pangkalahatan ang healthcare sa bansa.