Category Archives: Health

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How can patients prevent medication errors?

In the Philippines, 79 percent of patients experienceat least one error during their medication period. Such errors may cause the patients to experience adverse drug reactions, aggravation of illness or worst, death.

Groups to legislators: The present sin tax law takes care of tobacco farmers

Groups are opposing House Bill No. 4144, which aims to amend Republic Act No. 10351 or the Sin Tax Reform Law by introducing a two-tier tobacco tax system to replace the unitary one.

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EUROIMMUN (SEA) Partners with Angsana Molecular & Diagnostics on Allergy Diagnostics and Testing in Singapore

EUROIMMUN (SEA) and Angsana Molecular & Diagnostics today build a strategic partnership on the allergy diagnostics and testing to support clinicians, hospitals and private laboratories in South East Asia. This collaboration helps to bring the diagnostics and patient care synergies towards a better clinical management of patients with suspected allergies. Under the strategic collaboration, Angsana Molecular & Diagnostics would offer the comprehensive analysis of sensitizations against inhalation, food and other allergens to provide the precise determination of allergen. EUROIMMUN is committed with the customized two Allergy profiles to be well suited and cater to the region.

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RingMD: Using Data to Provide Affordable Healthcare to More People in Asia

In Microsoft’s Data Culture Champions Series in Asia, we speak to Justin Fulcher of RingMD on how he is driving patient care transformation in Asia with a simple idea to match doctors and patients around the world — regardless of location.

COP 7 delegates call for strengthening safeguards against tactics of tobacco industry

The country’s delegates to the seventh session of Conference of the Parties (COP) to the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control pushed for stronger implementation of Article 5.3 of the agreement, which refers to protecting public health and tobacco control laws and policies against the commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry. The COP took place in New Delhi, India from November 7 to 12, 2016.

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HealthJustice and Kuya Kim: ‘Make prevention of illness a priority!’

HealthJustice Philippines, a public health policy think tank and advocacy group aiming to “bridge the gap between health and law”, launched a video today calling for a change in the way Filipinos think about health care. Popular news and entertainment television host Kim “Kuya Kim” Atienza, who appears in the video, reminds the public: “Hindi kailangang magkasakit muna, makitang nanghihina ang mahal sa buhay o mabutas ang bulsa bago aksyunan ang kalusugan. It’s time to change the way we think about health care.”

‘Health group welcomes World Bank’s positive appraisal of PH tobacco tax, emphasized need for higher rates’

HealthJustice Philippines, a public health policy think tank and advocacy group aiming to “bridge the gap between health and law”, pushed for further increases in tobacco tax following the release of the 2016 World Bank report recognizing the positive impact of the Sin Tax Reform Law passed in 2012.

Health group to Congress: Make PH tobacco tax high like SG’s

HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank and advocacy group with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, acknowledged the gains of the sin tax law and urged the legislators to increase the taxes on tobacco products to “equal and even be higher than that those in Singapore.”

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Groups await executive action on Duterte’s promised nationwide smoking ban

Various civil society and non-government groups representing health professionals and workers, environment and clean air advocates, tobacco victims, lawyers, youth, and women eagerly anticipate President Rodrigo Duterte’s next step following his assurance last Monday that he would fulfill his promise to implement a nationwide smoking ban.

Health group backs DOF proposal to increase sin tax

HealthJustice Philippines, a public health policy think tank and advocacy group with expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, gave its thumbs up to the Department of Finance’s proposal to raise tax on sin products, especially tobacco, as part of its proposed tax policy reform program.