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“Well-deserved” – health group on Ubial’s WHO award

HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank and advocacy group with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion, congratulated Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial, a known tobacco control advocate, for receiving one of World Health Organization’s (WHO) World No Tobacco Day 2017 awards. “We congratulate Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial for receiving a World No Tobacco Day 2017…

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Health group: PH is first in the world to comply with international tobacco control agreement

“Compliance with international agreements concerning tobacco control was bolstered when the Office of the Undersecretary for Administration of the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines reiterated the CSC-DOH JMC 2010-01 in 2013 through a Memorandum to foreign service posts and regional consular offices instructing them to comply with the Circular.” -Mary Ann Mendoza, President…

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HealthJustice PH advocates health and development as World No Tobacco Day is observed

“Smoking is not just a simple habit – it is an addiction which contributes to the vicious cycle of poverty in the Philippines.” -Mary Ann Mendoza, President of HealthJustice Philippines   HealthJustice Philippines, a think tank and advocacy group with legal expertise in tobacco control and health promotion supports the World Health Organization (WHO) in calling…

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HealthJustice and NYC forge partnership to find out youth opinion on rising cigarette prices

“The survey that we will jointly conduct aims to obtain information on the extent of youth support towards increased prices of tobacco products, the profiles of current youth smokers, and the levels of prices that will make them consider giving up smoking altogether.” -HealthJustice President Mary Ann Fernandez-Mendoza The National Youth Commission (NYC), the “policy-making…

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