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RH budget cut: 3 unanswered questions

Feb 05, 2016 - 11:38 AM

Why did the health secretary know about the cut after the fact? Why did Loren Legarda allow it? Why did the realignment go to health facilities and medical assistance?

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

Contraceptives in PH, Pemberton’s appeal, Prince George | 6PM wRap

Jan 07, 2016 - 6:05 PM

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PH spends less than P1B to fight neglected tropical diseases

Mar 10, 2015 - 4:07 PM

The country s health department only has P887 182 612 20 03 million in its 2015 budget for NTDs This is billions of dollars lower than the 2 9 billion recommended by the World Health Organization

NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES. A Filipino leprosy patient's hand is seen as he joins a rally outside the Tala Leprosarium in Caloocan City, Manila, Philippines on February 16, 2009. File photo by Alanah Torralba/EPA

Budget needed: PH has 1 dentist per 70,000 public school pupils

Mar 02, 2015 - 9:25 PM

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto suggests cutting down on allocations for less important things in the budgets of other agencies to allow an increase in the dental budget

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

P306.6-M budget to upgrade health facilities released

Feb 27, 2012 - 4:33 PM

The program aims to enable government hospitals to meet key healthcare benchmarks including those for disaster safety DOH licensing and development standards for quality care