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Just do it at DOH

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You must forgive this scientific-amateur, deadline-frazzled journalist. There was an error in yesterday’s column on the purported “dengue/malaria” cure that is but the latest issue being raised against Health Secretary Enrique Ona.

Posted: December 10th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

DOH using Ebola fears for brownie points

The Community Medicine Practitioners and Advocates Association, a group of doctors involved in the healthcare of rural and urban poor communities, calls on the Department of Health (DOH) to undertake more useful and practical actions for “Ebola preparation” rather than token measures and misleading propaganda, like the escorting to Caballo Island of the peacekeepers from Liberia and the visit of Acting Health Secretary Janette Garin to the same island.

Posted: November 29th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Our ‘doctor to the barrios’

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He was an inspired choice. Before accepting the post of health secretary, Dr. Juan Flavier was already known as the “Doctor to the Barrios,” having written a book (of the same title) on his experiences and insights while serving in the barrios of Nueva Ecija and Cavite. Here he shared, with humor and sensitivity, what he had learned from the simple barrio folk who taught him lessons he would bring, decades later, to his work at the Department of Health.

Posted: November 2nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

DOH ad hazardous to nation’s health

With due respect, please allow me to express what my conscience dictates.

Posted: June 7th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Unintended consequences

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In life, there is such a thing as “the law of unintended consequences.” Sometimes, a law is enacted or a policy is crafted to address a particular problem. But in the implementation, the measure gives rise to consequences entirely unforeseen, unanticipated or unexpected that may, in the end, result in even bigger and more serious problems.

Posted: April 27th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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