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Number of Ebola cases nears 10,000—WHO

---RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT - AFP PHOTO / WHO / MATHILDE MISSIONEIRO - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS---This handout photo released by the World Health Organization on October 22, 2014 shows reception by Geneva University Hospital (HUG) of a batch of experimental rVSV Ebola vaccine developed at the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg, Canada. Licenced by the Canadian government to US firm NewLink Genetics, rVSV is one of two experimental Ebola vaccines identified by the WHO as having shown promising results when tested on monkeys. Trials of the vaccine on humans are expected to begin at the end of the month or early in November   AFP PHOTO / WHO / MATHILDE MISSIONEIRO

The number of people with Ebola is set to hit 10,000 in West Africa, the World Health Organization said, as the scramble to find a cure gathered pace.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bill seen to boost health initiatives


Another legislator seeks the immediate passage of House Bill No. 5013 to strengthen the country’s pro-health and pro-youth initiatives as an addendum to the Sin Tax law and the recently approved Graphic Health Warning law.

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Duterte wants Davao City hospitals ready to deal with Ebola threat by Nov. 15

DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte speaks in Cebu City about federalism.  LITO TECSON/CEBU DAILY NEWS

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has prepared emergency plans to contain the possible spread of the Ebola virus that has killed thousands in three West African countries where thousands of Filipinos are working.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

PH allocates P500M to fight Ebola

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The Department of Health (DOH) is allocating P500 million in the country’s fight against the deadly Ebola virus, Health Secretary Enrique Ona told a Senate hearing Wednesday.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Scientists get ‘nosy’, enable paralyzed man to walk again


A paralyzed Bulgarian man can walk again after receiving revolutionary treatment in Poland in a breakthrough hailed by one of the British scientists responsible as “more impressive than a man walking on the moon”.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »