Protecting children’s lives through vaccines

When the five-month-old son of Marissa Santos had recovered from measles, more commonly known as “tigdas,” Santos thought that that would be her son’s last encounter with the measles virus. Six years later, Santos’ son started to show symptoms of a rare and serious complication caused by measles—subacute sclerosing panencephalitis or SSPE. Santos says she…

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Milk Code bans donation to Taal Evacuation Centers

Department of Health bans donation of breastmilk substitute during disasters accordance Executive Order 51 or the Philippine Milk Code and DOH Administrative Order 2007-0017 (Guidelines on the Acceptance and Processing of Local and Foreign Donations During Emergency and Disaster Situations). Philippine Milk Code (Executive Order 51) “prohibits donations of infant formula, breastmilk substitutes, feeding bottles,…

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Forum on Vaccination and its Public Health Impact

Giving vaccination to kids been a controversy with the temporarily suspension a dengue vaccination program after French drug based vaccine maker Sanofi Pasteur made a statement that its product poses higher risks to people without prior dengue infection. Philippine Medical Association and its Physician-members gathered in a forum aimed at restoring Filipinos’ trust and confidence…

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SM Supermall Learn and have fun this summer

Summer fun begins at SM with Summer Takeover workshops so kids can have fun, learn, and make friends this season! Happening until June 3, the interactive workshops include artistic fun workshops on arts and crafts, painting, drawing, and fashion design lessons; entertainment workshops with modeling, music, dancing and theater acting classes; explorers workshops which offer…

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