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5,000 Ebola health workers needed in West Africa

A health worker sprays disinfectant onto a college after they worked with  the body of a man, suspected of contracting and dying form the Ebola virus on the outskirts of  Monrovia, Liberia, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014.  The United States will help fight Ebola over "the long haul," the American ambassador to the United Nations said on a trip to the West African countries hit by the outbreak. AP

The president of the World Bank says that Ebola-effected countries in West Africa need at least 5,000 more health workers to effectively fight the epidemic.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

World Bank president has good words for Aquino

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino (R) speaks with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim (L) during their meeting at the Malacanang Presidential Palace in suburban Manila on July 15, 2014. Kim is in the country to attend a forum called "The Daylight Dialogue: The Good Governance Challenge". AFP

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim praised the achievements of the Aquino administration and even spoke in Filipino to say how so many things have changed including the large number of Korean tourists in the country.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH picked for WB ‘green accounting’ project

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Environment Secretary Ramon Paje

The Philippines has been chosen along with four other countries for the pilot implementation of a World Bank-led partnership to develop “green accounting,” or the inclusion of the value of natural resources in measuring a nation’s economic progress.

Posted: April 20th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

World Bank estimates losses due to corrupt acts at $1.3 trillion

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World Bank

An anticorruption crusader on Thursday cited a World Bank financial study that quantified the “devastating effect” of illicit financial flows through corruption at $1.3 trillion a year.

Posted: February 1st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

WB extends $57-M aid to DENR by another year

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World Bank

The World Bank has extended for another year its funding of a 5-year program worth $57 million that supports projects of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) from wildlife management to the improvement of air quality and the rehabilitation of Manila Bay.

Posted: December 21st, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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