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Health Justice Philippines

Duterte’s promise to provide universal health care to all draws praise from health group

HealthJustice Philippines, a public health policy think tank and advocacy group active in tobacco control and health promotion, is in high hopes after President Rodrigo Duterte promised during his first State of the Nation Address that health insurance would be extended to everyone. “The government will also provide universal health insurance to all Filipinos,” Duterte said.

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Hope in 40 seconds: a fight to save lives

Every 40 seconds, a life is lost to suicide, making it the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year-olds globally, according to the World Health Organization. To add, depression is the predominant cause of illness and disability for both boys and girls aged 10 to 19.

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New fitness app KFIT designed to discover and plan wellness goals

Have you ever had those moments that you wanted to hit the gym or go to a yoga class but you just don’t know where to go or you feel that you don’t have the time? You can say goodbye to those moments because the solution is just between your fingertips and your mobile phone.

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Health groups to Duterte: Appoint Health and Trade Sec who have no links to the tobacco industry

HealthJustice Philippines, Medical Action Group and WomanHealth Philippines, composed of lawyers, medical doctors and tobacco control and health advocates, called on President-elect Rodrigo Duterte, himself a known advocate of tobacco control, to appoint “fearless and uncompromising leaders who can be tough against the tobacco industry” to the Departments of Health and Trade, both of which have huge roles in the implementation of tobacco control laws.

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Health groups warn: Upcoming Jakarta tax forum backed by the tobacco industry

Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA), HealthJustice Philippines (HJ) and New Vois Association Philippines (NVAP) alerted the public today of the ties that bind the tobacco industry and the International Tax and Investment Centre (ITIC), which is behind the 13th Annual Asia-Pacific Tax Forum on May 23, 2016 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Health group lauds Duterte’s plan to implement nationwide smoking ban

Public health policy think tank and Bloomberg Awardee for Global Tobacco Control HealthJustice Philippines welcomes presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte’s pronouncement that he will implement a “no smoking” policy nationwide, including in enclosed public spaces such as bars and restaurants.

Cebuanos charge public hearing requested by coal plant operator

HUNDREDS of members of progressive and environmental groups trooped to the City Hall of Cebu City to express their opposition to the proposed construction of a coal-fired power plant in Barangay Sawang Calero in just as a public hearing by the city council was taking place.

There could be a happy place for everyone

Over a decade ago, there were 4.5 million cases reported on this silent illness called depression. Due to its social stigma, no one really wants to step up front and get diagnosed with it. As a result, not enough study or monitoring is being done in the Philippines for the moment.