COVID-19 can have severe effects on people with immunity problems.  They are part of the group of immunocompromised individuals who must be vaccinated and provided with additional protection, even more than the general population. There are more than 400 types of immunodeficiencies that have been identified.  Some people have inborn immunity errors (IEI), while other immunodeficiencies manifest […]

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that about 430 million people, or 5 percent of the world’s population, require rehabilitation to address their hearing disability. In the Philippines, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Faculty of Medicine and Surgery reported that in 2020, the prevalence of moderate to severe hearing loss would be at an […]

In 1992, the World Health Organization (WHO) published the report of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) titled “Our Planet, Our Health.” The information was an urgent call for action to address poverty, food and agriculture, water, energy, urbanization, basic services, and transboundary and international issues if the world’s population were to […]

Last month, the University of the Philippines’ (UP) “Stop C.O.V.I.D Deaths” webinar covered monkeypox as it was emerging in non-endemic countries in Europe and the United States of America. Since then, monkeypox cases have continued to rise, which prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare this a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. And […]