It’s still mask on in Mandaue City…..for now

Mary Rose Sagarino 06/23/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Health Office would still advocate for the wearing of face masks. Dr. Ligaya Lakambini Dargantes, the assistant city health officer said that even if a person is vaccinated against COVID-19,…

Public mental health: A wish list

Anna Cristina Tuazon - @inquirerdotnet 06/23/2022

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released the World Mental Health Report, a 20-year update to its previous incarnation. Essentially, it described the worsening mental health conditions where one in eight people in the world live with…

WHO: Worst may be over for PH, but be wary still

Leila B. Salaverria 02/12/2022

The World Health Organization (WHO) said the worst may now be over for the Philippines and it supports government’s move to reopen its borders and relax quarantine protocols as long as it continues to implement measures to…

Significant drop in positivity rate noted in Mandaue City

Mary Rose Sagarino 02/10/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City’s positivity rate has dropped by over 30 percent compared to last month’s figure. The city’s positivity rate has significantly decreased to 13.02 percent from almost 50 percent in January according to…

Europe could be headed for pandemic ‘endgame’– WHO

Agence France Presse 01/24/2022

COPENHAGEN — The Omicron variant has moved the COVID-19 pandemic into a new phase and could bring it to an end in Europe, the WHO Europe director said Sunday. “It’s plausible that the region is moving towards…

DOH now considering mandatory vaccination

Kathleen de Villa 11/06/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire on Friday said the country may have to implement mandatory vaccination to achieve herd immunity against COVID-19. The health official was reacting to remarks a day earlier by Secretary…

Long COVID, according to WHO

Reuters 10/09/2021

NEW YORK — The World Health Organization (WHO) this week issued a definition for “long COVID,” a term used to describe the persistent health problems that affect some survivors of COVID-19. Scientists are still working to understand…

COVID-19 mortalities in Cebu City on the decline — EOC

Dyrecka Letigio 09/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) said that mortalities from COVID-19 have been on the decline for the past weeks now. Councilor Joel Garganera, the deputy chief implementor of the EOC said…

Second doses for Sputnik V finally here in Cebu City

Dyrecka Letigio 09/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City residents awaiting their second dose of the Sputnik V vaccines for the last three months can now breathe a sigh of relief. The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) said that today,…

Cebu City ends August 2021 with 266 COVID-19 deaths, ‘improving’ situation

Dyrecka Letigio 08/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City ends August 2021 with 266 deaths, its second-highest number of deaths in a single month since the pandemic began in March 2020. The highest death toll the city ever recorded in…

Guinea records West Africa’s first Marburg virus death, WHO says

Reuters 08/10/2021

CONAKRY — Health authorities in Guinea have confirmed one death from Marburg virus, a highly infectious hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola, the World Health Organization said on Monday, August 9, 2021. It marks the first time that…

Stock up on oxygen amid Delta variant risk – WHO

Maricar Cinco 08/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) assumes a community transmission of the highly infectious Delta variant is already happening in the country despite the lack of enough sequenced samples it can show as proof and…

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