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Health chief says documents prove no corruption

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Health Secretary Enrique Ona on Thursday offered his courtesy resignation to President Benigno Aquino III as his month-long leave ended, the Inquirer learned.

Posted: November 28th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Sierra Leone official: Ebola worst could be over

American ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power speaks to media in the city of  Freetown , Sierra Leone, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. AP

The Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, which has been surging in recent days, may have reached its peak and be on the verge of slowing down, Sierra Leone’s information minister said Wednesday.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

WHO confirms DR Congo Ebola-free status

This file picture dated September 17, 2014  shows a man holding a Congolese Ministry of Health's information leaflet on Ebola virus on Moral's market in the Bandal area in Kinshasa. The Democratic Republic of Congo on November 15, 2014 declared itself Ebola-free, after a three-month outbreak of the killer disease claimed at least 49 lives. AFP/JUNIOR D. KANNAH

The World Health Organization confirmed Friday that the Democratic Republic of Congo was Ebola-free, as 42 days had passed since the last case in an outbreak that killed at least 49 people.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

When to wear protective gear

Health workers in protective gear carry the body of a person suspected to have died from Ebola on the street of Monrovia, Liberia. AP FILE PHOTO

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday reiterated the protocol on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health workers dealing with patients suspected to have Ebola, saying that they are required when in close contact with a person displaying symptoms of the virus and should only be worn by trained people.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Garin: I’m not covered by De Lima gag order

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Secretary Leila de Lima and Acting Health Secretary Janette Garin. INQUIRER and DOH FILE PHOTOS

MANILA, Philippines—Acting Health Secretary Janette Garin insisted on Saturday that she was not covered by the gag order issued by Justice Secretary Leila de Lima against personalities linked to the questionable P833.67-million procurement of antipneumonia vaccines by the Department of Health (DOH). Garin said that De Lima was not actually referring to her in the […]

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