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Angola yellow fever outbreak could spark 'global crisis' – Red Cross

May 19, 2016 - 8:58 PM

The warning comes as the World Health Organization holds an emergency meeting Thursday on the Angola outbreak

YELLOW FEVER VACCINE. A Angolan military administers a yellow fever vaccine to a child at 'Quilometro 30' market, Luanda, Angola, 16 February 2016. File photo by Joost de Raeymaeker/EPA

INFOGRAPHIC: HIV epidemic in the Philippines

Sep 30, 2015 - 10:02 AM

There is a challenge for the Philippine government to ramp up its response to the HIV situation in the country in terms of funding and raising awareness But what can Filipinos do in their own capacity?

What you need to know about women and HIV

May 22, 2015 - 11:26 AM

Did you know that HIV positive mothers can transmit the virus to their children during pregnancy labor delivery or breastfeeding?

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May 21, 2015 - 12:00 PM

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WHO: PH has fastest growing HIV epidemic in the world

May 20, 2015 - 9:36 PM

WHO country representative Julie Hall says the Philippines needs to have a bigger response to bring the epidemic under control

'TIME TO ACT.' A Filipina medical technologist at the social hygiene clinic of Manila Health Department extracts blood for HIV screening test November 28, 2008 from a male client said he had sexual contact with a commercial sex worker. File photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

10 more admitted to RITM for MERS-CoV check

Feb 13, 2015 - 3:28 PM

All 10 health personnel of Evangelista Medical Specialty Hospital are manifesting symptoms of the deadly virus despite initial tests yielding negative results They will stay at RITM for another round of tests

TESTING CENTER. One of 8 negative pressure rooms at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine. File photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

#AfterYolanda: 12,000 die of diseases in E. Visayas

Nov 12, 2014 - 4:19 PM

It s double the number of those who died during the storm Causes are hypertensive vascular disease pneumonia trauma and accidents cancer of all forms and tuberculosis

File photo by P.K. Lee/MSF

Post-Yolanda: Community support key to mental health

Nov 04, 2014 - 4:18 PM

With limited resources health groups tap into the power of community to address mental health challenges after Super Typhoon Yolanda

Yolanda a year after: More teenage pregnancies expected

Oct 30, 2014 - 4:48 PM

Since the super typhoon hit in November 2013 over 15 000 babies are born in Yolanda affected areas every month WHO expects increased demands on the maternal health services

Yolanda a year after: Many still suffer grief, depression

Oct 30, 2014 - 12:43 PM

2nd UPDATE WHO estimates over 800 000 people in Yolanda hit areas have suffered different mental health conditions over the past year and 80 000 require further medication and support

Yolanda a year after: No major disease outbreaks recorded

Oct 29, 2014 - 9:22 PM

That really is quite remarkable A typhoon of this level of devastation you would expect to see disease outbreaks says WHO s Julie Hall Still she warns that communities in affected areas remain vulnerable

NO MAJOR OUTBREAKS. Spanish medical volunteer Manuel Pardo Rius (R), 33, and Pablo Carreno Tormo (L), 34, administer a measles vaccine to a young typhoon victim during the WHO-UNICEF vaccination program inside the damaged San Antonio church in the super typhoon devastated town of Basey, Samar province, Philippines, Nov 28, 2013. File photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

Yolanda a year after: Hundreds of clinics not yet repaired

Oct 29, 2014 - 6:11 PM

Of the 600 barangay and municipal health stations and hospitals in Eastern Visayas that were damaged by the super typhoon two thirds have yet to be repaired says WHO

NOT SPARED. A Filipino woman runs past patients at the Divine Word hospital in the super typhoon devastated city of Tacloban, Leyte province, Philippines, Nov 17, 2013. File photo by Nic Bothma/EPA

POEA stops OFWs from returning to Ebola-hit countries

Oct 22, 2014 - 2:51 PM

The suspension comes after the Department of Foreign Affairs announced its plan to raise alert level 3 over Guinea Liberia and Sierra Leone by mid November

EBOLA-FREE PH. Health Secretary Enrique Ona talks about the department's efforts to prevent the entry of Ebola in the Philippines. Photo by Mark Cristino

Senate to probe PH's Ebola preparations

Oct 21, 2014 - 4:47 PM

The Senate will look into how government agencies are synchronizing their efforts to keep the Philippines Ebola free

RESERVED. A nurse wearing a protective suit stands in front of the door of the isolation room reserved for possible Ebola cases in the country inside the Lung Center of the Philippines in Quezon City. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

WHO: PH is systematic, meticulous about Ebola

Oct 21, 2014 - 3:32 PM

RITM can accommodate up to 14 patients with Ebola in 7 negative pressure rooms 2 intensive care units and 3 wards

PROTECTION. Health workers demonstrate how to put on a personal protective equipment worn when treating Ebola patients. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

5 misconceptions about Ebola

Oct 20, 2014 - 2:09 PM

Information is the best weapon against Ebola

Philippines to start training health workers for Ebola

Oct 17, 2014 - 2:29 PM

UPDATED Weekly trainings will be given by experts in infectious diseases and Ebola

TRAIN HEALTH WORKERS. World Health Organization (WHO) Representative in the Philippines Dr Julie Hall speaks during a press conference on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) at the Department of Health (DOH) office in Manila, Philippines, 17 October 2014. Photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

WHO: Mental health problems emerging in Yolanda-hit areas

May 10, 2014 - 1:37 PM

Common mental health problems after disasters include post traumatic stress disorder depression and anxiety They manifest 3 6 months after a disaster