These are the latest postings on the new DOH website. They consist of Update No. 7, the latest dated May 11 and Update Nos. 6 and 5, dated May 10 and May 9, respectively.
I believe these updates were all posted simultaneously because I remember looking the website during the weekend and did not find Update Nos. 5 and 6 at that time. There were also times when the new DOH website could not be accessed. The DOH should work on these problems.
Anyway, having said that, we owe the DOH a 'Thank you' for just being there and for the effort that they're putting in trying to protect public health during this time of the H1N1 crisis.
Before you read the updates, here's an interview by Igan Arnold Clavio with Secretary Francisco Duque III of the DOH. The Secretary belied speculation that he purposely did not attend the Pacquiao affair in Malacañang :
28 June 2009
I've noticed that some of this blog's readers end up here when looking for the latest updates on H1N1 in the Philippines. It's because of the words "Latest DOH Update" in the title.
For those of you who have turned up here when obviously you were looking for fresher news, you can search this blog by supplying the date, say, "H1N1 June 26" for example. Or, simply type "H1N1" if you want to read any of the H1N1-related posts; for older articles, type "swine flu" which was the term generally used during the early days of this flu pandemic.
I've changed my opinion of the DOH since the time I made the above post. Please read my post entitled Let's Support the Call for an H1N1 Summit in the Philippines — Secrecy and Ignorance Cannot Defeat an Unseen Viral Enemy.
There are things that the DOH can do a lot better to provide greater protection against H1N1 to the general public. I hope DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III sees the light before things get any worse.