Dr. Maria Luisa Enriquez, Director of the Center for Natural Sciences and Ecological Research of the De La Salle University presents her study on Colorectal cancer during the MMHRDC forum

 

Last May 04, 2012, the Metro Manila Health Research and Development Consortium (MMHRDC), in collaboration with the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM), in celebration of the Cancer Awareness Month, held its 2nd quarter research forum with the theme “In depth with the BIG C: A Research Forum on Cancer” at the Gusaling Atienza, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.

The forum showcased research works of experts from the 25 member-institutions of the Consortium to provide a venue for collaboration among stakeholders to address research gaps on cancer.

“Measles continues to kill children around the world and rubella is the leading infectious cause of congenital malformations in newborn infants. These are avoidable tragedies,” says Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director in a teleconference with the Measles and Rubella (MR) Initiative experts last April 24, 2012.

“Due to national malaria control efforts, there has been a 53 percent drop in malaria cases in the country for the past 10 years,” said Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Enrique T. Ona.

Undernutrition is one of the conditions that falls under the category of malnutrition. The latter develops in an individual as a result of insufficient food intake and lack of proper nutrients in the body.

 
Health Secretary Enrique Ona delivers the message of President Benigno S. Aquino during the 162 to 52 Summit: Accelerating Impact on Maternal and Child Health through Local Health System Development at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC)

“With just three years left, the Philippines is behind the target maternal mortality ratio. All sectors, both in the private and public fields, from government partners and civil society, can unite to attain MDG 5,” said President Benigno S. Aquino III in his message delivered by Health Secretary Enrique Ona during the 162 to 52 Summit: Accelerating Impact on Maternal and Child Health through Local Health System Development at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) last April 20, 2012.

The President emphasized the role of local government units (LGUs) in taking the lead towards the attainment of Millennium Development