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With one suicide every 40 seconds, WHO urges action

Sep 10, 2019 - 10:21 AM

'Despite progress, one person still dies every 40 seconds from suicide,' says the World Health Organization, insisting that 'every death is a tragedy for family, friends and colleagues'

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DR Congo urges calm after Ebola case in key city

Jul 16, 2019 - 9:06 AM

The UN's World Health Organization (WHO) describes as a 'potential game-changer' the Ebola case in Goma, a border city with a population of one million which has transport links to other parts of the DRC and beyond

VACCINE. A man receives a vaccine against Ebola from a nurse outside the Afia Himbi Health Center on July 15, 2019 in Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo by Pamela Tulizo/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 19, 2018

Jun 19, 2018 - 10:55 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Tuesday.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano upon his arrival at the Department Foreign Affairs (DFA) Building in Pasay City for the 120TH Anniversary celebration of DFA on June 18, 2018. VALERIE ESCALERA/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

How a Pinay doctor helped fight Ebola in Liberia

Dec 13, 2014 - 11:48 AM

The Philippines may not be sending health workers to Ebola hit countries but there s no stopping Filipino doctors who want to fight the outbreak at its epicenter

EBOLA FIGHTER. Dr Natasha Reyes is one of the few Filipino health workers who helped fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa this 2014. File photo from Doctors Without Borders

Ebola aid pledges far short of $1B needed – UN

Oct 11, 2014 - 10:03 AM

United Nation s Ebola coordinator David Nabarro says the number of cases is doubling every 3 to 4 weeks and that a much greater effort is needed to beat back the deadly epidemic

MORE DEATHS. A photograph made available on October 10, 2014 shows a Liberian burial squad carry the body of an Ebola victim in Marshall, Margini county, Liberia, 25 September 2014. Photo by Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

UN seeks to calm Ebola fears in W.Africa

Jul 03, 2014 - 12:53 AM

The highly contagious tropical bug infects hundreds of people in Guinea Liberia and Sierra Leone with the latest WHO figures showing confirmed or suspected cases had left 467 people dead

EBOLA TREATMENT. A picture taken on June 28 shows a member of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) putting on protective gear at the isolation ward of the Donka Hospital in Conakry, where people infected with the Ebola virus are being treated. Photo by AFP/Cellou Binani

GM mosquitoes open up new front in war on malaria

Jun 10, 2014 - 11:58 PM

The sex selection technique produces a generation of mosquitoes which is 95 male as opposed to 50 in normal populations

BREAKTHROUGH. This undated photo courtesy of Sanaria, Inc. of Rockville, Maryland, shows Malaria infected mosquitoes ready for dissection in the lab's manufacturing facility during vaccine production. File photo by Adam Richman/Sanaria Inc/AFP

Air pollution boosts lung, heart risks

Jul 10, 2013 - 8:28 AM

Epidemiologists said they had found an unmistakable link between lung cancer and localized air pollution by particulate matter

CANCER-CAUSING. When it comes to particulate matter, 'the more the worse, the less the better'