DOH Media


The Department of Health (DOH) recently reported high contact tracing rate and increased testing capacity as the nation moves towards economic recovery and the Department’s strategy shifts from risk avoidance to risk mitigation. Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III explained that the Prevent-Detect-Isolate-Treat-Reintegrate (PDITR) is central to the National Action ... Read More

DOH pushes for a safe holiday

Holidays in the Philippines usually mean reuniting with friends and relatives, hosting and attending large in-person gatherings, and even traveling. But this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these usual activities are not advisable as these place the public at much higher risk of contracting the virus. In preparation for ... Read More

DOH warns possible outbreak of W.I.L.D. disease after typhoons

The Department of Health (DOH) is on heightened surveillance and warned the public against possible outbreak of waterborne and foodborne illnesses, influenza-like illnesses, leptospirosis and dengue (W.I.L.D.) diseases following the aftermath of recent typhoons that struck the country. DOH also reiterated its call on the precautionary measures against spread of ... Read More


Despite the heavy rainfall brought about by Typhoon Quinta and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Health (DOH), together with the Local Government Units (LGUs), have commenced the Measles, Rubella and Oral Polio Vaccine Supplemental Immunization Activity (MR-OPV SIA) last October 26, 2020 in the Cordillera, Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, ... Read More


The Department of Health (DOH) recently clarified that assessment by a licensed health professional remains a prerequisite before one could get tested for COVID-19. “Those who think they are infected will still need to be assessed by a health professional. They can do this in the comforts of your home ... Read More

DOH Thanks Science Community

The Department of Health (DOH) today thanked the scientific community that helped develop the evidence needed by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to recommend the appropriate steps for the country to beat COVID-19. They were also instrumental in the DOH’s projections of resource ... Read More

PH Malaria-Free by 2030 – DOH

In observance of this year’s World Malaria Day, the Department of Health (DOH) today disclosed that only four provinces remain endemic for malaria as the country races to be declared malaria-free by 2030. “These four provinces are Palawan, Sulu, Occidental Mindoro, and Sultan Kudarat,” Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III ... Read More

3 in 10 health facilities lack clean toilets

Three in 10 health facilities in the Philippines lack access to clean toilets, according to a new report by the World Health Organization and the UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene. The report says 23 percent of the health care facilities have unclean toilets while 4 ... Read More