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 […]
Malnutrition in the Philippines has been a chronic, silent, and insidious threat to health and development. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic started, around 30 percent of children under five years old were stunted or not tall enough for their age. The Philippines is among the top ten countries with the highest number of stunted children […]
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 […]
COVID-19 cases are again rising, and senior citizens, the immunocompromised, and children under six are still the most vulnerable. What is the course of COVID in children below age six? Find out this Friday, July 15, 12:00 noon, in this week’s episode of UP’s “Stop COVID Deaths” webinar series.
Almost 70% of Filipinos have gotten their primary COVID vaccines, but not even half have gotten their first and second booster shots. How do we encourage more people to get booster shots? Do we need boosters in the first place? Find out this Friday, at 12:00 noon, in this week’s UP “Stop COVID Deaths” webinar.
UP President Concepcion and other UP officials attended the IABC awards ceremony in New York to accept the 2022 Gold Quill Award of Merit for UP’s “Stop COVID Deaths” webinar series.
COVID-19 has put an additional strain on patients with kidney disease. Earlier in the pandemic, there was limited access to dialysis centers, which led to many patients missing their crucial dialysis schedules. Also, as immunocompromised patients, the risks of COVID complications are far higher for them. With the introduction of the vaccination program, a new […]
Dengue is endemic in the Philippines. It used to appear in 2- to 3-year cycles, particularly at the start of the rainy season. Cases per year have ranged from 200,000 to 400,000 but have gradually dropped during the lockdown phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, two weeks ago, Cebu City reported an alarming rise in […]