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SAYS HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Only 50% of Filipina moms breastfeed babies
By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net First Posted 14:14:00 08/06/2009 Filed Under: Health, Women, Justice & Rights, Children, Philippines – Regions

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said the 2008 National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) found that the 50 percent breastfeeding rate in 2008 was down from 53 percent in 2003; the same study showed 34 percent of infants below six months are being exclusively breastfed. Read the rest of this entry »

14 medicines’ prices to go down 50% — DoH

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 17:14:00 07/20/2009

Filed Under: Medicines, Legislation, Consumer Issues

MANILA, Philippines – Pharmaceutical firms have agreed to cut by half the prices of at least 14 essential medicines as soon as President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signs an executive order on the implementation of the cheaper medicine law, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said.

The prices of the remaining essential drugs will be subjected to a maximum drug retail price (MDRP), Duque said. Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t panic, RP remains flu-free—DOH

17 persons under observation since May 1

By Anna Valmero
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 18:46:00 05/08/2009

Filed Under: Swine Flu, Epidemic and Plague

MANILA, Philippines—Health undersecretary Mario Villaverde on Friday said the country has remained free from the novel AH1N1 influenza virus.

“As of today, we have zero case of influenza AH1N1. Meanwhile, we have 17 persons under observation for novel virus infection since May 1,” said Villaverde. Read the rest of this entry »


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