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800,000 ‘Yolanda’ survivors suffer from mental health problems

The street leading to the municipal hall of Daanbantayan in the nothern Cebu after the super typhoon Yolanda. CDN FILE PHOTO/TONEE DESPOJO

At least 800,000 survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) may have suffered from different levels of mental health problems, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines readies for Ebola

WHO Asia Pacific Region Regional Director Shin Young-soo, right, and  Health Secretary Enrique Ona shake hands following a joint news conference ahead of the next week's 65th WHO Regional Conference Friday in Pasay City. AP

Foreign experts on infectious diseases are coming to the Philippines to help local health workers boost defenses against the outbreak of the Ebola virus, a Palace official said Saturday.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH weighs Ebola options

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No worries. President Benigno Aquino III has not yet decided to send health workers to West Africa to help fight the worst outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease, Malacañang said on Saturday.

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

DFA advises Filipinos in the US to know more about Ebola

Department of Foreign Affairs building. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) advised Filipinos in the United States (US) to keep themselves updated about the Ebola outbreak especially after cases have been reported in the US mainland.

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH won’t send health workers to Ebola-hit countries…for now

In this photo taken on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014,  a public information board explains the symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus in the city of  Freetown, Sierra Leone.  AP FILE PHOTO

Malacanang on Tuesday said it was unlikely that the government would send volunteer health workers to West Africa to aid in the campaign against Ebola virus.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »