Health Justice Philippines

Health group lauds DOF Sec’s proposal to increase taxes on cigs, alcohol and soft drinks

HealthJustice Philippines, a public health think tank and advocacy group with expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, welcomes the proposal of Department of Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez to increase taxes on cigarettes, liquor, and sweetened beverages, among others. “[A bill] was submitted to congress, [in which] the tax will depend on the sugar content,” Paula Alvarez, Spokesperson of the DoF, also said.

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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.