City Health Department reports higher rates of male mental illness

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 05/05/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Most men tend to keep their problems to themselves, according to a local mental health program coordinator. Data from the Cebu City Health Department show that males have been more likely than females…

Pertussis: Cebu City health department logs 36 cases in first quarter of 2024

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 03/27/2024

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City has recorded a total of 36 cases of pertussis for the first quarter of 2024, according to the head of the Cebu City Health Department (CCHD). Dr. Daisy Villa, head…

DOH trainings in handling patients bitten by venomous animals sought

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 02/08/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health Department does not provide antivenom vaccines in its Animal Bite Treatment Center (ABTC). This is according to an official of the department. Dr. Daisy Villa, head of the city…

Cebu City Health Dep’t should have program for suicide prevention — dad

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 10/15/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health Department should have a program for crisis intervention and suicide prevention to help those going through a mental health crisis. Councilor Rey Gealon wanted this to happen as he…

Health official: ‘Love responsibly,’ as number of HIV cases rises

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 02/07/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As Valentine’s day draws near, a local health official is reminding the public to “love responsibly” and use protection to prevent sexually transmitted diseases. Dr. Maria Chona Medina-Loma, the STD/HIV/AIDS Program Coordinator of…

Councilor Archival flags CHD’s proposed P1.7 million for office supplies

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 12/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Council Minority Floor Leader Nestor Archival Sr. has questioned the proposed P1.7 million budget of the Cebu City Health Department (CHD) for its office supplies and materials, as part of its…

Rise of HIV cases in Cebu City worries city dad

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 11/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Rey Gealon has expressed concern over the increasing number of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases in the city. Quoting a national report, Gealon said that Central Visayas has 8,407 newly…

Adults under 50, without comorbidities, can get their 2nd booster shots — Cebu City Health Dep’t

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 11/12/2022

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Adults under the age of 50 and without comorbidities can now be vaccinated with a second COVID-19 vaccine booster. This was revealed by Dr. Daisy Villa, head of the Cebu City Health…

Cebu City launches ‘Balik Eskwela Pabakuna Ta Extrabonanza’

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 11/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — To strengthen COVID-19 vaccination among eligible school-aged children and teachers, the Cebu City government launched on Monday, Nov. 7, its “Balik Eskwela Pabakuna Ta Extrabonanza” campaign at Tisa II Elementary School. The launch,…

Dr. Villa wants some brgy health centers converted to ‘mini hospitals’

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 10/25/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The newly reinstated head of the Cebu City Health Department, Dr. Daisy Villa, said her administration will make sure that each city resident will have access to health services. During the “Panaghisgot” forum…

CCHD official says it is high time to carefully restudy effectiveness of dengue vaccines

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Amid the rising number of dengue cases in Cebu, an official of the Cebu City Health Department said it is high time to assess the effectiveness of various dengue vaccines. In an online…

Cebu City Health: Computerization of barangay database to help detect outbreaks

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A computerization program pioneered by the University of Cebu and launched in Barangay Apas, Cebu City is going to be a gamechanger in infectious disease prevention.  Dr. Jeffrey Ibones, head of the City…

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