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Caring for Filipinos’ Mental Health Amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic

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How have you been coping these past eight months stuck inside our houses since the lockdown started? We regularly see in the news updates of Covid statistics – the number of those who’ve been infected with the virus, those who died, and those who recovered. But what about those who’ve been suffering from anxiety, anguish, depression, and other mental health… Read more »

DOH Promotes Proper Nutrition for the First 1000 Days of a Filipino Child’s Life

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The 2016 nutrition month theme is ‘First 1000 Days ni Baby Pahalagahan Para sa Malusog na Kinabukasan.’ (Valuing Baby’s First 1000 Days For A Healthy Future) The Philippine Department of Health launched the nutrition month theme which focuses on the importance of the first 1000 days of a child’s life. Rapid Growth and Development The early stages of a child’s… Read more »

Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation

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The 35th NDPR or National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week is set to be launched on July 17, 2016. This is a weeklong celebration which will conclude on July 23, 2016.  The National Council on Disability Affairs and the Department of Social Welfare and Development will spearhead the celebration. The said event was declared through the Administrative Order 35 and Proclamation… Read more »

Free Cervical Cancer Screening

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  The month of May is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month in the Philippines. According to the World Health Organization, cervical cancer is the second most common cancer afflicting women worldwide. In the Philippines, an estimated 12 women die due to cervical cancer each day. The Department of Health (DOH) and global pharmaceutical company Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD), together with… Read more »