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IMF policies criticized over Ebola outbreak

In this Oct. 21, 2014 file photo, Dr. Mark Christopher Pasayan of the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine emerges from one of the isolation rooms during a media tour of the facility to show the government's readiness in dealing with the still Ebola-free country at Alabang, Muntinlupa city, south of Manila, Philippines. AP

International Monetary Fund (IMF) policies left healthcare systems in the African countries worst affected by Ebola underfunded and lacking doctors, and hampered a coordinated response to the outbreak, researchers said Monday.

Posted: December 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan scrambles to contain bird flu outbreak


Following the detection of a bird flu virus at a poultry farm in Nobeoka, Miyazaki Prefecture, the prefectural government and other relevant bodies were busy culling chickens or disinfecting chicken coops to contain the virus.

Posted: December 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Central Luzon hospitals get 100 Ebola suits

PROPER wearing of an Ebola suit demonstrated at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine in Alabang, Muntinlupa. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

The Department of Health (DOH) had distributed 100 sets of personal protective equipment (PPE) to three DOH-managed hospitals in Central Luzon, which are tasked with handling and to transporting patients with symptoms of the Ebola virus.

Posted: November 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Norovirus sickens 172 on Pacific cruise ship

More than 170 passengers and crew on a US cruise ship in the Pacific have contracted Norovirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Sunday.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

PH gov’t denies limited communication between peacekeepers, relatives

Filipino peacekeepers. Photo from Philippine Navy

MANILA, Philippines – Malacanang on Sunday denied reports that communication between Filipino peacekeepers from Liberia and their relatives are being limited. “Walang limitasyong ipinaiiral hinggil sa paggamit ng cellphone sa Caballo Island para sa may sariling gamit nito,” Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said over state-run radio. (No limitation is being implemented when it comes […]

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »