End Violence against Women 2016

MyDoctorFinder November 23, 2016

The 18-day campaign to end violence against women (VAW) starts this November 25 and will end at December 12. This campaign will highlight several awareness-raising tactics about gender-based violence, strengthening local work and establishing a clear link between local and international work. The campaign’s objectives are the following: ...

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5 Ways to Identify Fake Medicine

MyDoctorFinder November 23, 2016

According to the United States Food and Drug Administration, counterfeit medicine also known as fake medicine may be contaminated or contain the wrong or no active ingredient. Sometimes, fake medicine may contain the right active ingredient, but at the wrong dose which may expose you to over or under dosage. Although Philippines Food and Drug Ad...

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World Toilet Day 2016

MyDoctorFinder November 13, 2016

This November 19, let us all acknowledge World Toilet Day. But first, what is World Toilet Day? World Toilet Day is a day to raise awareness and inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis – a topic often neglected and shrouded in taboos. Today, 2.4 billion people are struggling to stay well, keep their children alive and work th...

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World Diabetes Day 2016: Eyes on Diabetes

MyDoctorFinder November 13, 2016

In celebration of World Diabetes Day 2016, with its theme “Eyes on Diabetes”, the International Diabetes Federation would like to raise the importance of screening to ensure early diagnosis of type 2 diabetes treatment and treatment to reduce the risk of serious complications. Learn more about this condition through the following art...

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DOH launches Mental Health Hotline Numbers

MyDoctorFinder September 22, 2016

A 24/7 crisis support hotline for mental health problems such as depression and suicidal prevention is now possible for the Department of Health (DOH) partnered with the Natasha Goulborn Foundation to introduce mental health hotline numbers in the Philippines. The Natasha Goulborn Foundation is a non-profit organization in the Philippines dedica...

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Zika Virus: DOH confirms the 6th case in Philippines

MyDoctorFinder September 22, 2016

Last September 5, 2016, the Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed the sixth (6th) Zika virus case in the Philippines. A 45-year-old woman from Iloilo City sought treatment in a health facility in Western Visayas after she experienced rashes. She had undergone a urine examination, which later on resulted positive for the Zika virus. However, t...

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PNP launches 911 and 8888 hotlines

MyDoctorFinder August 7, 2016

President Rodrigo Duterte aims to fight one of the leading problems of our country namely crime and drugs. This objective resulted to the implementation of Davao’s emergency hotline 911 to be launched nationwide. This emergency hotline will be active and open 24 hours to receive reports and complaints of the Filipinos. Aside from 911, 888...

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Zika Virus Outbreak: Philippines is still Zika free

MyDoctorFinder September 5, 2016

Last February 2, 2016, the Department of Health (DOH) assured the public that the Philippines is still free from the continuous widespread of the Zika virus infection. In a press briefing, Health Secretary Janette Garin said the government remained vigilant against the disease since the mosquito carrying the virus was present in the country. As ...

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Top Leading Disease in the Philippines

MyDoctorFinder February 1, 2016

Based on the 2011 Philippine Health Statistics study by the Department of Health, the most leading disease in the country involves the main organ of the human body which is the heart. Out of 498,486 deaths registered in 2011, Diseases of the Heart remained to stay on the top with 107,294 deaths. DOH has recorded that more than one in every five dea...

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7 Warning Signs of Violence Against Women

MyDoctorFinder November 23, 2015

Violence can result in physical, mental, sexual, reproductive health, and other health problems. The warning signs of violence against women may go unnoticed not just to the victim, but also to the victim's family and friends. Familiarize oneself with the following warning signs for it may help or even save a life of an abused woman. [1] ...

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