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Health Justice

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.

Health group: cigarette packs should carry graphic health warnings after release of law’s IRR

HealthJustice Philippines, a public health policy think tank and recipient of the Bloomberg Philanthropy Award for Global Tobacco Control, reminds the tobacco companies that with the recent release of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the The Graphic Health Warnings Law (R.A. No. 10643), along with the templates for graphic health warnings, they should now comply with the law and start producing tobacco products with the prescribed graphic health warnings.

Zika Virus

Health News: Important Facts about the Zika Virus

WHO, the Worldwide Health Organization, has declared a health emergency following a breakout of confirmed Zika cases in Central America. Since then the virus has been slowly spreading with isolated cases emerging throughout the continental US and major outbreaks reported in nine countries within Central America.

Health advocates applaud Davao gov’t order to stop selling cigs in 7-11

HealthJustice, a public health policy think tank and recipient of Bloomberg Award for Global Tobacco Control, commends Davao city government and its Anti-Smoking Task Force for strictly implementing their Comprehensive Anti-Smoking Ordinance, which was passed in 2002 and amended later on in 2012.