tuberculosis in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on tuberculosis in the Philippines


World's deadliest infectious disease: What you need to know about tuberculosis

Apr 23, 2019 - 4:11 PM

The World Health Organization counts the Philippines among the top 8 countries with the highest number of new TB cases seen as of 2017

KILLER DISEASE. The World Health Organization recorded some 1.6 million death due to tuberculosis in 2017. Of these were some 25,000 Filipinos.

EO to make DOH sole distributor of anti-TB medicines

Aug 17, 2017 - 9:10 PM

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says the executive order would be a response to a 2016 national survey which showed around one million Filipinos have tuberculosis

FIGHT VS TB. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial (center) presents the results of the 2016 National Tuberculosis Prevalence Survey on August 17. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Ilocos intensifies search of TB cases through caravan

Jun 18, 2015 - 9:21 AM

Tuberculosis is the 6th leading cause of death in the Philippines ranking 9th of 22 high TB burden countries worldwide

TB-FREE. Carmelita Estrella, 52, had multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in 2012 and has since undergone treatment. She is now TB-free. Photo from Philippine Business for Social Progress

Drug-resistant TB in PH, 7 other countries

Aug 30, 2012 - 8:21 AM

Drug resistant tuberculosis is getting more difficult to treat according to a study that included the Philippines