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Day: June 29, 2021

Repurpose Ivermectin for the treatment of Covid-19

Recently the DG of the Ministry of Health announced the start of clinical trials to study the use and efficacy of ivermectin for high risk Covid-19 patients. The DG added that evidence is inconclusive to recommend routine use of ivermectin for Covid-19 patients and the WHO recommends to use ivermectin in Covid-19 only in clinical trials. On the contrary, there is now a large body of evidence on...
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Philippines Wins Future Policy Award for Banning Lead in All Paints

29 June 2021, Quezon City. A groundbreaking Chemical Control Order (CCO) promulgated by the Government of the Philippines banning lead in the manufacture of all paints to prevent children’s and workers’ exposure to this toxic chemical was adjudged one of the five winners for this year’s Future Policy Award (FPA), also known as the “Oscar on best policies.” Other awardees are from...
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