Peace is also absence of disease – DOH


Department of Health Usec. Myrna Cabotaje emphasizes that peace is not only the absence of conflict but it is also the absence of disease and when everyone is healthy. (Angelo Dologmandin/PIA-10 Lanao del Sur)

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur (PIA)—The Department of Health (DOH) underscored that having a healthy populace is also a determinant of peace.

“Peace is not only the absence of conflict, but it is also the absence of disease,” said Usec. Myrna Cabotaje who joined the culmination program for this year’s Marawi Week of Peace celebration.


To achieve this, Cabotaje conveyed the DOH’s commitment to continue providing operational and institutional support to Marawi City.

During the first phase of the rehabilitation, DOH has deployed medical teams to provide nutrition, WASH, mental health, and psychological support services to displaced families.

The health department is currently overseeing the construction of the Marawi City General Hospital which according to Cabotaje is now ongoing ground development.

The health official also stated that they will continue to push for the vaccination drive in the city so that Marawi residents can have a better normal. (APB/PIA-10 Lanao del Sur)

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