April 02, 2015     Philippines
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Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Community health nurses | Taking care of the poor and underserved

“For me, when a child says that she has not seen a nurse nor a doctor, that means that is where my services are needed.”

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

The worsening ‘toxic’ work condition of Filipino nurses

There are 200,000 unemployed nurses in the country. Yet those who work in government and private hospitals are overworked and underpaid.

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Worsening health, hunger hound Lumad internal refugees in Agusan del Sur

Three children, with ages two to four, have died at the evacuation center.

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

Orthopedic Center employees, patients hold sit down strike

"We also need to live, we are also human." - Jay-R, wheelchair-bound patient

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Employees, patients of Orthopedic Hospital to set barricades

Employees and patients of the Philippine Orthopedic Center ask Health Secretary Janette Garin to stay true to her word that she will block the private takeover of the hospital.

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Rev. Phumzile Mabizela: woman, church leader, HIV positive

“I strongly believe we will get a cure. Maybe not today, maybe in five or 10 years time.”

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Philippine Heart Center employees demand release of benefits

“As a GOCC hospital, it shows that while our hospital is earning, it does not follow that we employees are assured of our benefits, higher salaries and security of tenure.”

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Employees, patients vow to fight privatization of Orthopedic Hospital

“This hospital has been serving the poor for the past 70 years. If this hospital will be privatized, where will these poor patients go?”

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

The cost of fighting for what is right

“Stand for the truth and stand strong because one day, no matter how long it may take, it will pay off.”

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Revolutionary health group calls for advancement of people’s war

MANILA – Members of the revolutionary health group Makabayang Samahang Pangkalusugan (MSP) held a lightning rally in Manila on Tuesday, Dec. 16 on its 36th anniversary. It was also an early commemoration of the Communist Party of...

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

#Manilakbayan | ‘I’m an educator and health worker, not an NPA’

Vilma Yecyec has been a health worker and organizer for the past 30 years. She has also been targeted by the military for that long.

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