[In the news] Duterte tells PhilHealth execs: Resign -PhilStar.com

Resignation or termination. These were the two options President Duterte gave officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth), which has been rocked by a multibillion-peso fraudulent scam involving dead kidney patients. Duterte was to meet last night with the PhilHealth board, including ex-officio members, at Malacañang to hear the full report of the agency…

[From the web] Effective and humane ways to manage the drug problem in the Philippines, a human rights and public health perspective -by Jerbert Briola

Effective and humane ways to manage the drug problem in the Philippines, a human rights and public health perspective by Jerbert Briola Torture Journal, Vol. 27, No. 2 (2017) The Torture Journal is an international scientific journal that provides an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of original research and systematic reviews by professionals concerned with…

[Statement] Health, Not Death: A Statement Opposing the Reinstatement of Death Penalty in the Philippines -NoBox Philippines

Health, Not Death: A Statement Opposing the Reinstatement of Death Penalty in the Philippines November 24, 2016 The 17th Congress is currently deliberating proposed bills to reinstate the death penalty in the Philippines. Most of these bills take off from the government’s ongoing “war on drugs,” which sees people involved with drugs as criminals who…

[Off the shelf] 25 Tanong at Sagot hinggil sa Kalusugan at Karapatang Pantao -WHO

25 Tanong at Sagot hinggil sa Kalusugan at Karapatang Pantao Gro Harlem Brundtland Geneva, Hulyo 2002 Ang pagtatamasa ng pinakamataas na matatamong pamantayan sa kalusugan bilang pangunahing karapatan ng bawa’t tao ay nakapaloob sa Saligang Batas ng Pandaigdigang Organisasyon sa Kalusugan (World Health Organization o WHO) mahigit 50 taon na ang nakakaraan. Sa ating pang-araw-araw…

[Press Release] Medical doctors presses for right to rehabilitation of victims of torture -MAG

Medical doctors presses for right to rehabilitation of victims of torture Around eighty (80) medical doctors across the country gathered today in the Scientific Conference on the Management and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims on November 11-12, 2015 at the Ciudad Christia Resort, in San Mateo, Rizal. The conference also entitled, Mainstreaming Human Rights in Health…

[From the web] UN Women’s Committee makes inquiry into sexual and reproductive health rights in the Philippines -OHCHR

UN Women’s Committee makes inquiry into sexual and reproductive health rights in the Philippines The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) has issued a summary of an inquiry initiated on the basis of information received in 2008 from three women’s rights NGOs in the Philippines. Filipino mother holds her daughter on a…

[Announcement] Job vacancy at BAN Toxics

BAN Toxics (BT) is an independent non-government environmental organization focused on the advancement of environmental justice, children’s health, and toxics elimination. Working closely with partner communities and other NGOs in both the local and international levels, BT endeavours to reduce and eliminate the use of harmful toxins through education campaigns, training and awareness-raising, and policy-building…

[Event] The role of the Health Sector in SDH Initiatives

The role of the Health Sector in SDH Initiatives March 21, 2015 9-10 Pm #HealthXPh @BonusEventusAg @philippinebeat @dakila_ph @ESCRNetworkPH @SocialWatchPH @Egaytfdp @HRonlinePH @hrw pic.twitter.com/MtorcTwdhs — Maria Fatima Villena (@jofti) March 17, 2015 All submissions are republished and redistributed in the same way that it was originally published online and sent to us. We may edit…

[Blog] Ingat! Always wear you’re CAP! (Care, Access and Prevention) by Maria Fatima Villena

Ingat! Always wear you’re CAP! (Care, Access and Prevention) by Maria Fatima Villena, www.healthactivist.ph February 22, 2015 Caring enough to provide access to information that leads to the prevention of diseases, disabilities and deaths. A Presentation at the 1st Philippine Health Care and Social Media Summit #hcsmPH (February 21, 2015, Radisson Hotel, Cebu City) organized by…

[Event] “MDGs, SDGs, and other global commitments: Status of Health and Gender Goals in the Philippines from 2015 and beyond”

“MDGs, SDGs, and other global commitments: Status of Health and Gender Goals in the Philippines from 2015 and beyond” on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 9:30am-3:00pm at Ground Floor, Balay Kalinaw, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City This session is organized with one of the steering committee members Forum for Family Planning and Development. May…