Category Archives: Health

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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.

Health Advocates and Government agencies celebrate World No Tobacco Day, affirm support for full implementation of Graphic Health Warnings Law

HealthJustice Philippines, MMDA, DOH and Civil Society Organizations in celebration of the “World No Tobacco Day” will conduct an activity to show support for the full implementation of the Graphic Health Warnings law in the Philippines and its primary purpose of informing the public about the dangers of tobacco use.

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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.

Health group dares candidates: ‘Denounce dirty tactics of the tobacco industry!’

Public health policy think tank and Bloomberg Awardee for Global Tobacco Control HealthJustice Philippines urges candidates to categorically denounce the “dirty tactics of the tobacco industry.”

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.

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Common ailments to watch out for as summer kicks in

Diarrhea and vomiting, sore eyes or conjunctivitis, sunburn, skin diseases, cough and colds, and rabies are the six common ailments that Filipinos must watch out for in the next two-to-three months.

Sexual transmission of Zika more common than thought

Sexual transmission of the Zika virus is more common than previously thought, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, citing reports from several countries.

Wells Fargo Enterprise Global Services walks, runs, and rides for the environment

More than 500 Wells Fargo Enterprise Global Services (EGS) – Philippines team members participated in the second 5K Walk/Run/Ride event held February 6 in McKinley Hill. This annual event promotes walking, running, and cycling to work as greener and healthier commute options.