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Hardworking Basilan midwife wins Bayani citation

COTABATO CITY --- A dedicated midwife in Basilan will receive on June 23 from president-elect Rodrigo Duterte the Bayani ng Kalusugan 2016 Award” for her loyal servitude to local Muslim and Christian folks.Physician Kadil Sinolinding, Jr., health secretary of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), on Saturday said public midwife Virginia Cadano, a hardworking health worker in Lamitan City, is popular for her dedication to work and commitment to serve the needy.

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Duterte's health secretary is from North Cotabato

KORONADAL CITY -- Another native of North Cotabato has been named in the cabinet of incoming President Rodrigo Duterte, one of the president's spokesperson reported Monday night.Dr. Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial of Mlang, North Cotabato will replace Health Sec.

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DOH-ARMM issues advisory on dengue, water borne diseases

COTABATO CITY– The Department of Health of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DOH-ARMM) has advised residents in the region to take precautionary measures against dengue and water-borne diseases now that the wet season has officially started.Christine Joy Capin, DOH-ARMM assistant program coordinator for dengue prevention and control and food and water-borne diseases, said the region normally sees a rise in the number of dengue cases during the rainy season and they are taking steps to reduce the number of infection this year.

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North Cotabato hospital get 200 wheel chairs from DOH

KIDAPAWAN CITY- North Cotabato's biggest government hospital has received 200 brand new wheelchairs from the Department of Health (DOH) as the government pushes for an improved health services to indigents across the country.The new wheelchairs will be used for Differently Abled Persons (DAP) for the (North) Cotabato Provincial Hospital (CPH) and other government hospitals in the province.According to Zandro C.

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Hundreds avail of free circumcision by Maguindanao medics

BULUAN, Maguindanao --- The People’s Medical Team (PMT) of Maguindanao province has cut a new path to tri-people unity, a little bloody and painful, but far from being deadly and destructive.The tri-people term refers to the monolithic but ethnically diverse Muslim, Christian and Lumad communities in Mindanao.The PMT, operating under the direct supervision of the newly-reelected Maguindanao Gov.

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Moro physicians represent GPH to Geneva global health confab

COTABATO CITY --- Two Muslim doctors from the south are among the country’s representatives to the on-going 69thWorld Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.Local executives in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) were elated with the participation to the event of physicians Kadil Sinolinding, Jr., and Abdullah Dumama, both ethnic Maguindanaons from Central Mindanao.Sinolinding, an Indian-trained ophthalmologist and eye surgeon, is ARMM’s incumbent regional health secretary.

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Malaria cases down in Q1 in ARMM, DOH says

COTABATO CITY– Malaria cases in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) went down significantly in the first quarter of 2016, the region’s Health department (DOH-ARMM) reported.Only 33 malaria cases were reported region-wide in the first quarter compared with a quarterly average of roughly 68 cases last year.

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SoCot health workers move to prevent spread of dengue, push for 4 o'clock habit

KORONADAL CITY -- Health providers in South Cotabato have been working doubly hard to arrest rising cases of dengue this year, health officials said.This after the number of dengue cases in the province rose to about 62 percent from January to April 23 this year as compared to the same period last year.Cecile Lorenzo, disease surveillance officer of South Cotabato Provincial Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (PESU), said from January to April 23, there were 1,003 cases of dengue recorded by the Department of Health (DOH).The dengue cases were monitored in the towns of Surallah, Banga and Koron

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Health services intensified to cushion effects of El-Niño in Lanao Sur

BUMBARAN, Lanao del Sur --- Hundreds benefited from a two-day El-Niño mitigation initiative by health officials in two Lanao del Sur towns under a diversified measure meant to address the effects of the continuing drought.Physician Allen Minalang, chief of the Integrated Provincial Health Office in Lanao del Sur on Tuesday reported to Gov.

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ARMM distributes Android tablets to LGUs for accurate health info

COTABATO CITY– To improve the efficiency and transparency of health information in the region, the Department of Science and Technology in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DOST-ARMM) has distributed Android tablets with eHATID” application to local government units (LGUs).The eHATID is a software application for Android tablets offering real-time access to health information among LGUs and medical doctors.

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