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HEALTH

Mayor Miguel, PhilHealth exec sign MOA for PhilHealth new building

Koronadal Mayor Peter Miguel and PhilHealth 12 AVP Marjorie A. Cabrieto show the signed deed of donation. (PhilHealth images)

KORONADAL CITY -  "Maabot ang adlaw nga indi na kami mag renta kay may ara na kami sarili nga building dri. Kanami Koronadal! God bless! (Time will come that we will no longer pay for the rental fee since we will have our own building soon. Kanami Koronadal! God bless!"

These were the words of Philippine Health Insurance Corporaton (PhilHealth-12)  Acting Regional Vice President (ARVP)  Marjorie A. Cabrieto aftrer signing the deed of donation of a lot for PhilHealth use with Mayor Peter Miguel, MD of Koronadal City.

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Tacurong City: First LGU in the Hall of Fame of Health Governance Excellence Awards

The sustained good health governance agenda of the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Tacurong City paved way for it to be declared as 2019 Champion for Health Governance (CHG), making it three times in a row, and subsequently holding the rare distinction as the first LGU Hall of Fame awardee.

Tacurong is in a league of its own by also winning the biennial award in 2015 and 2017. The city was the first back-to-back winner since the institutionalization of CHG in 2013.

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Filipino women still demand modern natural family planning services

MANILA - For Filipino women, Natural Family Planning (NFP) is deemed important as 18 percent still demand for modern NFP methods, alongside other Family Planning (FP), thus reiterating the country’s unmet need for FP.     

The month of May every year is marked as Natural Family Planning Month with this year’s theme “Pamilyang Planado, Panalo!” encouraging couples to plan their families.   

The 2017 National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) showed that poor and less educated women continue to have more children than they planned.   

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PhilHealth 12 opens desk in Alabel, Sarangani

KORONADAL CITY -- To help ensure 100 percent coverage of all Filipinos and make Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) services closer to its clients, PhilHealth 12 opens its second Service Desk in the region.

The Service Desk in Alabel, Sarangani province was the second such office opened by PhilHealth to bring its services closer to the people. The first was in Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat.

The desk in Alabel is stationed in Sarangani Health Care Facility (SHCF).

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PhilHealth 12 opens service desk in Kalamansig

In pursuit of the Universal Health Care to ensure all Filipinos from all walks of life, PhilHealth XII launched the opening of its Service Desk at the Rural Health Unit (RHU) Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat on May 16, 2019.

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17 die of dengue in Region 12 since Jan. 1

KORONADAL CITY – The Department of Health in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) has reported 17 deaths due to dengue since January 1 to April 20 this year.

Jenny Panizales, speaking for dengue prevention campaign of DOH-12, said during the same period, 4,631 patients have been hospitalized.

Panizales said the number of dengue patients is 159 percent higher as compared to the same period last year.

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5 die of dengue in Region 12

 

 
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PhilHealth-12 renews membership of indigents, Pamana, Bangsamoro members for 2019

 

 
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Save the Children, Metrobank turn over maternity waiting home in Sarangani

Save the
Children, Metrobank Foundation turn over maternity waiting home to Sarangani
town

Cristina, 25,
lives with her husband and three children in the remote village of Sofan in Alabel,
Sarangani province.

She recalled
the difficulty of giving birth seven years ago when there was no maternity
clinic or hospital. She said it was a dark and rainy night, she and her husband
were on board a truck going to a hospital in General Santos City.

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South, North Cotabato reported 19 measles cases

KIDAPAWAN CITY – Nineteen cases of measles were reported by health authorities in
North and South Cotabato since January.

In North
Cotabato, Dr. Eva Rabaya, provincial health chief, said all the 13 patients are
now safe and recovering although they remained in government hospitals, some in
private facilities.

Rabaya
admitted many children, nine year’s old and above, have not been given vaccines
after parents refused to bring their children to health facilities due the Dengvaxia
scare last year.

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