Palawan health advocacy group backs better youth access to family planning services, education

LEGISLATION providing adolescents better access to family planning commodities and services is needed to address teen pregnancies in the country, which is more prevalent in rural areas, according to a Palawan-based non-government organization promoting reproductive health.     Roots of Health Executive Director Amina Evangelista-Swanepoe said the biggest hurdle to reproductive healthcare is the “bias” of service […]

Senate to review reproductive health education policy amid rise in teen pregnancies, HIV infections

A LAWMAKER has filed a resolution that calls for a Senate panel assessment of the Philippine’s reproductive health education policy in view of the rising number of teenage pregnancies and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections among the youth.  Senate Resolution 13 will review the scope and effectiveness of the existing sexuality education policy, which mandates […]

Gov’t assures continued health workers’ allowance after end of state of calamity 

By Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, Reporter  THE GOVERNMENT on Wednesday assured that the payout of COVID-19 allowance to health workers will not be affected by the expiration of a 2020 state of calamity that was declared due to the health crisis.  “That will continue,” President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. said after meeting with health officials […]

Philippines won’t revive coronavirus restrictions

THE PHILIPPINE government is unlikely to revive restrictions despite a World Health Organization (WHO) decision to keep the highest alert for the coronavirus, a Health official said on Tuesday. “We abide by the global declaration of a public health emergency,” Health officer-in-charge Maria Rosario S. Vergeire told a news briefing. But the country doesn’t have […]

BeautyFarm Med, the largest provider of traditional beauty services in China Successfully Listed on the Main Board of SEHK

HONG KONG, Jan 17, 2023 – (ACN Newswire via – Beauty Farm Medical and Health Industry Inc. (“BeautyFarm Med” or “Company”, stock code: 2373.HK), the largest provider of traditional beauty services in China in term of revenue in 2021, successfully listed and commenced trading on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong […]

BeautyFarm Med Announces Global Offering Results, Offer Price of HK$19.32per Share

HONG KONG, Jan 13, 2023 – (ACN Newswire via – Beauty Farm Medical and Health Industry Inc. (“BeautyFarm Med” or “Company”, stock code: 2373.HK), the largest provider of traditional beauty services in China, today announced the allotment results of its Global Offering. The Offer Price is HK$19.32 per share. Dealings in the shares of […]

Beauty Farm Medical and Health Industry Inc. Announces Proposed Listing on the Main Board of SEHK, Offer price at HK$19.32 per share

HONG KONG, Dec 30, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – Beauty Farm Medical and Health Industry Inc. (“Beauty Farm” or “Company”, stock code: 2373), the largest provider of traditional beauty services in China, today announces the proposed listing of its shares on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“SEHK”). […]

Tell it to SunStar: Party-list lawmaker to craft Magna Carta bills for daycare workers, barangay nutrition scholars

Following up on successfully sending to the Senate the proposed Magna Carta for Barangay Health Workers, Barangay Health and Wellness (BHW) Party-list Rep. Angelica Natasha Co said she is now focused on having the House of Representatives approve two more magna cartas. “Next in line are the proposed Magna Carta for Day Care Workers and […]

Senator reiterates push for disease control center on International Day of Epidemic Preparedness  

A SENATOR on Tuesday reiterated the urgency of creating a disease prevention and control center to ensure a stronger response against public health emergencies in the future.   “To avoid heavily burdening our public health system that may signify serious repercussions, including countless morbidities and mortalities, trade disruptions and negative effect on the economy, our proposed […]

World Bank urges building broad consensus for ‘health tax’ measures

THE WORLD Bank said countries resorting to “health taxes” like those imposed on tobacco and alcoholic beverages must achieve broad-based partnerships that generate a strong consensus supporting such measures, and not just deploy straightforward arguments like raising revenue and improving public health. “Health taxes should not be viewed solely through the lenses of health or […]

Shonan iPark Outlines New Operational Structure to Provide Scale and Sustainable Long-Term Growth for the Ecosystem

TOKYO, Dec 21, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via – Renewing its commitment to innovation in Japan and to Shonan Health Innovation Park (“Shonan iPark”), Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (“Takeda”) today announced the creation of a new company, effective April 1, 2023, together with Industrial & Infrastructure Fund Investment (“IIF”) and Mitsubishi Corporation (“Mitsubishi Corp.”), […]

DBM releases another P2-B fund for indigent PhilHealth members

THE DEPARTMENT of Budget and Management (DBM) has approved the release of another P2.02 billion to the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) for the National Government’s premium subsidy for indigent members this year.    In a statement on Monday, DBM said the fund covers the January to December period for 673,965 members who are identified as […]

CoA vows to audit Health department’s COVID vaccine purchases

THE COMMISSION on Audit’s (CoA) chairman, whose nomination was confirmed on Wednesday, vowed to audit coronavirus vaccine purchases of the Health department. The agency is not bound by confidentiality agreements signed by the Department of Health (DoH) and vaccine suppliers, national auditor Gamaliel A. Cordoba told lawmakers of the Commission on Appointments. “We will demand […]

Bitcoin of Healthcare: EPILLO Is Pioneering Blockchain-based Health & Fitness Smart Wearables with a Digital Health Ecosystem

New York, NY, November 28, 2022 – (SEAPRWire) – Europe based EPILLO Health Systems was formed in 2020 with an approach to enable consumers to manage their health services, medicines, physical activity, diet & lifestyle for the prevention and control of Chronic & Lifestyle-based diseases. The healthcare conglomerate takes the assistance of medical evidence, consumer behavior and medical technology […]