Alvin Manalansan
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Adequate nutrition enhances patient outcome
by Alvin Manalansan - May 11, 2024 - 2:00pm
Adequate nutrition plays a crucial role at all life stages.
A substantial boost for cancer care
by Alvin Manalansan - March 9, 2024 - 5:24pm
The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. has announced the perfect gift for women when it increased the “Z-benefit” package for breast cancer from P100,000 to P1.4 million.   
Empowering stakeholders for better liver care
by Alvin Manalansan - February 3, 2024 - 9:43am
In the just-concluded month of January, the country marked the annual observance of liver cancer and viral hepatitis prevention and awareness.
Eliminating cervical cancer
by Alvin Manalansan - June 17, 2023 - 3:20pm
The primary prevention of cervical cancer is best achieved through immunization of girls before they become sexually active.
The need for responsive and people-centered eye care
by Alvin Manalansan - November 4, 2022 - 3:01pm
It is an International Day of Awareness to remind everyone of the importance of eye health.
Envisioning the best health outcomes for Filipinos with rare diseases
by Alvin Manalansan - August 27, 2022 - 4:10pm
Every Filipino has the right to health, and it is only appropriate that priority should be provided to the underprivileged sick, elderly, disabled, women and children, as mandated in the Philippine Constitution...
Guideline impasse delaying cancer assistance fund utilization
by Alvin Manalansan - July 2, 2022 - 4:36pm
Thousands of Filipinos are diagnosed with a certain type of cancer every year.
Building a responsive, resilient, people-centered health agenda
by Alvin Manalansan - October 2, 2021 - 10:23am
The continuing health crisis has also exposed the many weaknesses of a country’s health ecosystem. 
Commentary: Care for our healthcare heroes
by Alvin Manalansan - May 8, 2021 - 11:40am
More than a decade ago, Republic Act No. 10069 was passed declaring May 7th of every year as the “Health Workers Day”, as recognition to thousands of Filipino healthcare workers that serve as the backbone...
Commentary: Reforming Philippines’ healthcare system to meet challenges of pandemic
by Alvin Manalansan - July 25, 2020 - 1:21pm
Last May, the Social Weather Stations released a survey that found out at least 87.0% of Filipinos are worried that anyone in their immediate family might catch coronavirus infection.
Commentary: Whole-of-nation approach to COVID-19 pandemic
by Alvin Manalansan - March 21, 2020 - 4:09pm
Regardless of age, gender, nationality and socio-economic stature, no one is invulnerable from acquiring the virulent coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Commentary: Spend wisely for Universal Health Care
by Alvin Manalansan - January 18, 2020 - 5:02pm
For many of us, being sick can merely spell the difference between a comfortable life and a sheer financial ruin.
Restating the burden and cost of dengue
by Alvin Manalansan - August 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Two weeks ago, the Secretary of the Department of Health Francisco Duque declared a National Dengue Alert. The health department issued this protocol to arrest the continuous upsurge in dengue cases all over the...
Commentary: Restating the burden and cost of dengue
by Alvin Manalansan - August 3, 2019 - 2:05pm
Two weeks ago, the Secretary of the Department of Health Francisco Duque declared a National Dengue Alert.
Commentary: Strategic purchasing critical to Universal Health Care
by Alvin Manalansan - March 8, 2019 - 1:34pm
The recently signed Universal Health Care Act, Republic Act 11223, is actually aligned with the current flagship program of the Department of Health, “FOURmula One Plus: Boosting Universal Health Care.&rd...
Commentary: The growing challenge of vaccination campaign in Philippines
by Alvin Manalansan - February 9, 2019 - 10:52am
More than a year after the anti-dengue vaccine controversy, this was probably the first time that the president had described as “alarming to government” when people shy away from the vaccination for...
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