Five simple ways to help prevent suicide in our midst today

Immae Lachica 09/09/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines—  The World Health Organization reports that there are more than 700,000 suicides recorded per year worldwide. A staggering number that can be lessened if we link with each other in fighting against suicide. This…

Here to stray

Fatima Ignacio Gimenez - @inquirerdotnet 05/08/2023

“She cannot come to work today.” “One-third of our resident staff is down with the virus.” “Should I be taking Molnupiravir even without undergoing the test?” “We need to sit down and review our infection control policies.”…

DOH readies pandemic exit plan

Kathleen de Villa - Reporter / @Inq_Researchers 05/07/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) said it would “reassess” policies on pandemic response in the country after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared on Friday that COVID-19 is no longer a global health emergency.…

WHO: COVID no longer global health emergency

Agence France Presse, Reuters 05/06/2023

LONDON—Covid-19 no longer represents a global health emergency, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, a major step toward the end of the pandemic that has killed more than 6.9 million people, disrupted the global economy and ravaged…

COVID-19 no longer a global health emergency, says WHO

Agence France Presse 05/05/2023

GENEVA, Switzerland — The COVID-19 pandemic, which for over three years has killed millions of people, wreaked economic havoc and deepened inequalities, no longer constitutes a global health emergency, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday. It…

How to beat the heat? Read on

Wenilyn Sabalo 04/25/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines—For several weeks now, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) has logged heat index or apparent temperature, under the extreme caution category, or between 33 to 41 degrees Celsius. This is the…

WHO urges caution after dog catches monkeypox

Agence France Presse 08/18/2022

GENEVA — The World Health Organization called Wednesday for people infected with monkeypox to avoid exposing animals to the virus following a first reported case of human-to-dog transmission. A first case of human-to-dog transmission of monkeypox —…

COVID-19: From pandemic to endemic

Nicanor Austriaco - @inquirerdotnet 08/11/2022

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared that the COVID-19 outbreak that had begun just a few months earlier in Wuhan, China, was a global pandemic. A pandemic is defined as “an epidemic occurring worldwide,…

Monkeypox outbreak: WHO lists common symptoms, cases, surveillance

Cristina Eloisa Baclig - Content Researcher Writer / @inquirerdotnet 08/01/2022

MANILA, Philippines—Almost a week after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the monkeypox outbreak as a global health emergency, the Philippines recorded its first case amid the rapid spread of the virus across the globe. On July…

Monkeypox: What to know amid unusual rise in cases

Cristina Eloisa Baclig - Content Researcher Writer / @inquirerdotnet 07/29/2022

(This report was first published by INQUIRER.net last May 23. We are reposting it to help prevent the spread of false information, panic or  rumors about the disease and in the wake of the discovery of one case in…

Cebu City remains free of monkeypox

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City remains free of monkeypox. Dr. Ilya Tac-an, head of the Cebu City Epidemiology, Surveillance, Research, and Infection Control Division, said in an online forum on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, that Cebu…

Dengue symptoms to watch out for, according to WHO

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Aside from COVID-19, local health authorities are also urging the Cebuanos to be vigilant and wary of dengue, which has already infected hundreds of individuals here this year. The World Health Organization (WHO)…

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