November 29, 2014     Philippines
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Friday, November 14th, 2014

Feeling the crunch | Health workers join state employees call for salary hike

“We have been raising our demand since the president took office but there has been no action.”

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

PH health workers join global protest on lack of awareness vs Ebola

In spite of government press releases, health workers are worried that four months after Ebola was declared a global threat, the government has yet to prepare hospital and community health workers.

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Poor kidney patients ‘slowly dying’ due to hospital policy

Since Oct. 3, seven peritoneal dialysis patients have died, as the NKTI had denied services to some 1,000 patients.

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Health workers storm DOH

MANILA – Health workers under the banner of the Alliance of Health Workers (AHW) stormed the main office of the Department of Health on Monday, Oct. 27, denouncing its continuing neglect of the public health service system....

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Nurses call for justice to save their ‘dying’ condition

Nurses care for sick patients, but government is not caring for them.

Friday, September 26th, 2014

A city for children

This is a story of young boys and girls and it begins in a room with a pastel green door and walls with hot air balloons, flowers and robots and a crawling pink crab.

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

‘DAP-funded stem cell research a wrong priority’

“From the perspective of a community physician, the stem cell research, at this point, is not a priority. Given the daunting task of not only curing the present crop of diseases but also preventing them, and of...

Friday, August 29th, 2014

How to prevent the spread of Ebola virus

“In the absence of effective treatment and a human vaccine, raising awareness of the risk factors for Ebola infection and the protective measures individuals can take is the only way to reduce human infection and death.” –...

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

The Philippine Children’s Medical Center, next in line for privatization?

Moving the hospital to another location will not only disrupt its operations, it will also be risky to patients.

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

‘Aquino gov’t’s criminal neglect of occupational safety results in workplace massacres’ – groups

"The government's refusal to criminalize and prosecute safety violations consigns our defenseless women workers to modern day slavery. The Philippines will always be the worst place in the world for workers as DoLE stands idly by and...

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Groups blast health insurance firm for delay in reimbursements

“From the start, Gabriela has been pushing to abolish Philhealth and to give its budget to hospitals directly for spending on medicines, supplies, and salaries of health workers. Now the public really sees no benefits from this...

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