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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Thousands in Philippines sign up to break organ donor record

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 08:43pm by AFP

    ... on Friday to donate kidneys and other body parts after death as part of a bid to set a world record for organ donations, the health ministry said. “If they meet an unfortunate accident and they are brought to a hospital and declared brain dead... then doctors will know what to harvest,” Assistant Health Secretary Eric Tayag said. A “record” 3,548 people signed up for organ donor cards at one ...

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    Beckham’s football antics lift spirits of Philippines typhoon survivors

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 07:47pm by AFP

    ... and rehabilitation programme. Watch: Beckham gives cheer in Philippines typhoon zone' Earlier on Friday, Beckham visited dozens of mothers with their babies at a health care centre in Tanauan. Unicef ...

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    Psychologists rush to ease Philippine typhoon survivors' mental trauma

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 11:12pm by AFP

    ... fallout of one of the Philippines's worst ever disasters. The operation is an early attempt by health professionals to head off what they fear could be serious problems down the road, even as the physical scars from the tragedy begin to heal. We are worried that in the next few days there will be anarchy ANNABELLE DE VEYRA, HEALTH OFFICIAL There have been sporadic incidents of riots ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Infant, toddler die in Philippine New Year revelry shootings

    Posted Jan 02nd 2014, 05:56pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila An infant and a toddler have died after being accidentally shot during raucous New Year celebrations in the Philippines, police said on Thursday. The revelry left eight other people across the country wounded by stray bullets, while 793 were injured by firecrackers, according to a health department tally. A three-month-old baby boy was hit ...

  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippine bishops fighting trends, and own flock, on reproductive health bill

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... without a divorce law, after Malta's parliament passed one last year. House Bill 4244 or the Reproductive Health (RH) bill aims to give poor couples free access to family planning methods, ...

  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Don't despair, UN chief tells Filipino typhoon survivors

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 07:34pm by Reuters

    ... people affected by Haiyan, the strongest typhoon to ever hit land. The funds would be used to provide access to food, shelter, water, health and sanitation services. The call for funding was part ...

  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Six dead in Philippine epidemic caused by rat urine

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 03:47pm by AFP

    ... with rat urine has hit a flood-ravaged region in the northern Philippines, killing six people and overwhelming local hospitals, a health official said on Wednesday. At least 132 people were infected with leptospirosis in and around the northern city of Olongapo, following deadly flash floods in the area last month, health department epidemiologist for the area Jessie Fantone said. ...

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    Philippine typhoon death toll surpasses 5,200

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 08:54pm by AFP

    ... for the past few days. This was because the reporting rules required a casualty report signed by the city mayor and his health officer,” he said. “Now, the reports are coming in from the entire typhoon ... with dozens of countries and relief organisations rushing to deliver food, water and health services to isolated communities. The US military has performed the highest-profile role, while Japan has ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Six die in Philippine epidemic caused by rat urine

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... in the area last month, health department epidemiologist for the area Jessie Fantone said yesterday. "This is a bacterial infection caused by exposure to rat urine in flooded urban areas," ... as Weil's disease, can eventually lead to kidney failure, requiring dialysis. The health official said it was likely many of the patients had ignored early symptoms, or self-medicated, believing ...

  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Deadly crush as Filipinos try to flee typhoon nightmare

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 11:51am by AFP

    ... deadly. Corpses putrefying in the humid heat compounded a growing health menace, after one of the strongest storms on record left thousands dead. But authorities were forced to call off one mass ... but there’s little we can do until more medical supplies arrive.” The World Health Organisation said there were significant injuries that needed to be dealt with, even as health professionals worked ...




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