• Philhealth launches Interactive voice response system to improve service

    To provide better 24/7 customer service, the state-run insurance firm Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth) has put in place an interactive voice response for those calling their hotline number.

  • Why blood pressure screening is a must
    The International Society of Hypertension wants people to be aware of the risks of hypertension and how critical it is to get one's BP screened.
  • Solons to tackle medical marijuana use bill

    A final version of the medical marijuana bill is in the offing after the House Committee on Health, chaired by Rep Angelina Tan, endorsed its approval.

  • PH Roundup: Health workers in hot water
    Philippine health workers have found themselves in trouble with the law, for actions not related to their profession.
  • MIMS Profiles: The Millennial Nurse - Part 1

    The nursing workforce today is made up of professionals whose ages range from 20 to 50. MIMS profiles the four prominent age groups - 20s, 30s, 40s, and the 50s in this three-part series starting with the millennial nurse.

  • PH: Manila Health Department issues warning against summer-related conditions

    The Manila City Health Department has cautioned residents about extended exposure to sunlight to avoid risks of summer-related conditions such as heat stroke and sunburn.

  • PH: Zamboanga police forces to provide security for ‘Barrio’ doctors

    Following the murder of Dr Dreyfuss Perlas, the Zamboanga police has been ordered to provide security to 8 other physicians deployed in remote areas of Lanao Del Norte under the ‘Doctors to the Barrios’ programme of the Department of Health.

  • Landing site for DOH MIMAROPA air ambulance in Marikina City

    The Department of Health Regional Office 4B and the Marikina City Local Government are close to finalizing a deal which will make the city reserve an open space to serve as landing site of patients brought in via air ambulance from provinces in the MIMAROPA region.

  • Sweden backs PH reproductive health drive, 120-day maternity bill

    The Swedish government, through its Ambassador to the Philippines Harald Fries, is increasing its funding support to the government’s reproductive health programme.

  • Factors behind higher dengue death toll in 2016
    Department of Health Spokesperson Dr Eric Tayag lists factors that may have contributed to the rise in dengue deaths for 2016.