News Release

Church Supports Ongoing Health Initiatives Amid COVID-19

April 7 is World Health Day

April 7 marks the celebration of the World Health Day. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are known for their healthy lifestyles. A health plan for the Church was first written down in 1833 by President Joseph Smith, and he presented it to early members specifically as a revelation from God. Today, Latter-day Saints refer to these health guidelines as "the Word of Wisdom” (Doctrine and Covenants 89).


Among the provisions of the health code: no alcoholic drinks, no smoking or chewing of tobacco, and no "hot drinks" — believed to refer specifically to tea and coffee. "Wholesome herbs," along with fruits and grains, are specifically recommended. Meat is to be used "sparingly." The Church also interprets the misuse of drugs — illegal, legal, prescription or controlled — as a violation of the health code.

Amid COVID-19, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continues to support ongoing health initiatives.

Ongoing COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Latter-day Saint Charities Commits US$20 Million in Support of UNICEF’s Global COVID-19 Response

Philippine Navy, Marikina City Recipient of LDSC Donations

LDSC Donates PPEs, Hygiene Supplies to Olongapo and Subic LGUs

Philippine Navy, PNP CS, Alagang Kapatid Recipients of LDSC Donations

Latter-day Saint Charities Hands Over Supplies to 4 NCR Cities Amid COVID-19

LDSC COVID-19 Relief Efforts Extend to LGUs and Hospitals in the Visayas

LDSC Donates Medical Supplies to Santa Cruz Laguna LGU

Beehive Philippines Produces over 400K Face Masks With Skeletal Workforce

Beehive Clothing Philippines Resumes Operation for COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Latter-day Saint Charities Donates Medical Supplies to Aid Aklan Province

LDSC COVID-19 Relief Efforts Reach Grassroots Communities

Latter-day Saints Charities Donate Hospital Beds and Accessories to Bicol Medical Center

LDSC Donates 3,000 Kangaroo Tubes to Provincial Hospital in Cebu

Church, Interfaith Friends Donate 1,300 Face Shields in Davao Region

Latter-day Saint Charities Donates Medical Supplies to Laguna Hospital

Latter-day Saints Expand COVID-19 Humanitarian Efforts

LDSC Hands Over PPEs, Face Masks, Hygiene Supplies to Pasig City 

Emergency Response


LDSC Relief Efforts Continue Following Typhoons Rolly and Ulysses

Ministering in Action: Members, LDSC Unite to Aid Taal Evacuees

Food Security, Nutrition, and Health


Urban Gardening: A QC Family's Way to Be Self-Reliant Amid Pandemic

WSRS Hydroponics Webinar Helps Tacloban Family Grow Own Food

Church Welfare and Self-Reliance Launches Temporal Preparedness Guide

Holistic Ministering Efforts in Catarman Help Families Improve Health

Toledo District Kickstarts Nutrition Program with Malnutrition Screening

How Self-Reliance Principles Help Lagawe Saints Find Peace in a Time of Turmoil 

Families’ Food Storage Helps Them Sustain Through COVID-19 Lockdown

Self-Sufficient Garden Helps Family Amid Quarantine

Urban Gardening Helps Lipa Family Stay Self-Reliant

Clean Water Initiative

Church's Clean Water Program Reaches Millions of Filipinos

Mental Health

3rd Interfaith Family Forum Focuses on Addressing Family Concerns Due to COVID-19

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