Sanofi tells Philippines no refund for used dengue vaccine that could worsen disease symptoms

Manila, Philippines – French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur on Monday (Feb 5) declined to refund the Philippines for used vials of Dengvaxia, its controversial vaccine against the mosquito-borne dengue disease, worth about 1.6 billion pesos (S$40 million). The French pharmaceutical Read More …

US Embassy launches campaign for rehab projects in Mindanao

Manila, Philippines – The US Embassy in Manila has launched an P18.5 million #ForMindanao campaign to support projects in Mindanao including Marawi, the site of a five-month battle between government forces and ISIS-inspired terrorists.   “These projects will address educational enrichment, Read More …

Philippines losing over P220 billion a year due to child undernutrition

Manila, Philippines – The Philippines loses over P220 billion yearly due to the high prevalence of child undernutrition, according to a report launched Tuesday, January 23. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), together with the Department of Health, the National Nutrition Read More …