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.

“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.

“It is important to come up with updated and accurate data on the real number of mothers who died due to inadequate pre- and post- natal to achieve the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5, improving maternal health,” stressed Health Secretary Enrique Ona during the press conference of the 162 to 52 Health Summit last April 20, 2012 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).

 
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

 
Dr. Maribel G. Nonato, Professor at the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) discussed status of natural products R&D in the academe during the second round table discussion on Philippine Herbal Industry Standards and Regulatory Settings.

“Research on herbal medicine is not performed across the country. Mostly researches are concentrated in NCR,” reported Dr. Maribel G. Nonato, Professor at the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) during the second roundtable discussion on Philippine Herbal Industry-Standards and Regulatory Settings last March 19, 2012 at the Traders Hotel, Pasay City.

According to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), only 57 private universities and 38 state universities and colleges (SUCs) nationwide are shortlisted as Centers of Excellence (COEs) and Centers of Development (CODs)due to their demonstrated level of high standard along the areas of instruction,