Fact Sheets
Fact Sheet: What is a dermatologist?
Fact Sheet: What is a dermatologist?
A board-certified dermatologist in the Philippines is a doctor who completed three years of specialty training in one of the 11 institutions accredited by the Philipine Dermatological Society (PDS) and passed the examination administered by the Philippine Board of Dermatology....

Fact Sheet: Acne
Fact Sheet: Acne
Acne is a common chronic skin disease that occurs due to blockage and/or inflammation of pilosebaceous units (hair follicles and sebaceous glands). Acne can present as non-inflammatory lesions, inflammatory lesions or both, affecting mostly the face but may also involve...

Fact Sheet: Tuberculosis
Fact Sheet: Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis or TB is caused by the bacteria, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, that commonly attacks the lungs but can also affect other organs. People either have latent or active TB. Download the TB Fact Sheet...

Fact Sheet: Rabies
Fact Sheet: Rabies
Rabies is a zoonotic disease (diseases transmitted from animals to humans) that affects the person’s central nervous system. Rabies virus is found in the saliva of rabid animals and may enter the human body when the saliva makes contact with...

Fact Sheet: Leprosy
Fact Sheet: Leprosy
Leprosy (also known as Hansen’s Disease) is a chronic infectious disease caused by a slow-multiplying bacteria, Mycobacterium leprae. Leprosy mainly affects the skin, peripheral nerves, mucosa of upper respiratory tract, and the eyes. Download the Leprosy Fact Sheet...

Fact Sheet: HIV/AIDS
Fact Sheet: HIV/AIDS
Human immunodeficiency virus or HIV is an illness that gradually weakens or destroys the immune system, losing the ability to combat infectious diseases. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or AIDS is the stage of HIV infection wherein the immune system is seriously...

Fact Sheet: Dengue
Fact Sheet: Dengue
Dengue is a viral illness transferred through the bite of a female mosquito, mainly of the species Aedes aegypti and sometimes of the Ae. albopictus, that is infected with a dengue virus. Download the Dengue Fact Sheet...

Fact Sheet: Rabies
Fact Sheet: Rabies
Rabies is an acute infection of the central nervous system with a fatal outcome and no effective cure. According to the World Health Organization WHO, rabies ranks 12th among the major killer diseases with around 10 million people exposed annually....