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Regional Director
Department of Health

National Center for Disease Prevention and Control

Center for Health Development-Cordillera

Center for Health and Development

Regional Director
Center for Health and Development

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Amelita Pangilinan, DOH head of Health ...

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Amelita Pangilinan, DOH head of Health Operations Division, reported to DOH Director Myrna Cabotaje that there was 46 percent decrease in the fireworks-related injuries in the Cordillera region in 2010 to 2011.

Department of Health Regional ...

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Department of Health Regional Director Myrna Cabotaje said the one-day deworming program will cover pupils aged five to 12 years and clarified that it is separate from the community-based deworming program going to be undertaken by DOH through the Rural Health Units (RHUs) and the Local government Units (LGUs) which targets children from two to four years old and who are enrolled in day care centers.

Cabotaje told the KBP Forum last week that the school-based deworming program will be implemented in three doses, once every six months.

News Review

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Dr. Myrna Cabotaje, director of the Department of Health (DOH) National Center for Disease Prevention and Control, said the immunization is expected to give birth to a generation of Filipinos who are liberated from Hepatitis B.

"It is more practical in a sense that you prevent the infection early on in life.If you complete the three doses needed, it will offer immediate protection to the child," she added.
The proposed law will supercede Republic Act (RA) 7846 or the Hepatitis Vaccination Law, which mandates that pregnant women who are positive for Hepatitis B be vaccinated to prevent them from infecting their babies.
Each Hepatitis B vaccine costs P13 per dose while vaccines for polio, measles, diphtheria and other diseases that are covered by the DOH's expanded immunization program cost much lower.
Cabotaje admitted that over the last four years, only around 40 percent of newborn infants were being immunized against the liver disease, which is way below the 80 to 100 percent global target.

Dr. Myrna Cabotaje, director ...

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Dr. Myrna Cabotaje, director of the Center for Health Development-Cordillera, said vigilance against malaria is vital, adding the province is not totally safe from the disease.

Cabotaje however said surveillance must be maintained.

This was announced by Center for ...

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This was announced by Center for Health and Development (CHD-CAR) Director Dr Myrna Cabotaje during a kapihan forum Wednesday.

"Due to the alarming number of cases of Leptospirosis in some areas of the country, we have an immediate instruction from the Secretary of Health on giving Prophylaxis, to possible Leptospirosis cases and we have just received the guidelines on giving it. The Office of the Health Secretary is also set to provide us with medicine stocks for such purpose," Cabotaje said.
Cabotaje also confirmed that that there are three cases of leptospirosis monitored in Cordillera. She informed that they are still looking for the details of the cases.
"We would look into our evacuees and responders na nababad sa baha at hindi lang sa baha, dahil maaari din na makuha ang naturang sakit sa lupa at halaman na na-contaminate," Dr Cabotaje added.
Cabotaje also stressed that NBS is also now covered by PhilHealth, under its newborn services package. For non-PhilHealth members, the DOH is trying to augment hospitals to cover them.
Meanwhile, Dr. Cabotaje announced that said that Cordillera is on track in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) target by 2015.
She informed said infant and under-5 child mortality has been reduced.

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