Health Beat Issue No.77


On June 6, 2013, the Department of Health officially launched the Pilipinas Go4 Health as a new healthy lifestyle package
to combat the major non-communicable diseases (NCDs) through "Go Sigla" (physical activity), "Go Sustansya" (proper nutrition),
"Go Smoke-free" (no smoking) and "Go Slow sa Tagay" (moderation in alcohol).
In Autonomous Region in Mulim Mindanao (ARMM), the DOH healthy lifestyle package is adoptable and implementable
especially on proper nutrition. However, tobacco use, even growing and selling, has already been declared haram (unlawful)
by the Supreme Council of Darul Ifta of the Philippines while alcoholic beverages consumption even in small amount are absolutely haram as opposed to halal (lawful), and therefore ARMM will give a big emphasis on other healthy lifestyle strategic interventions.

Source InstitutionDepartment of Health
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Place of PublicationManila
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