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Health services prioritized in San Juan's P2.55-B budget for 2020

Dec 18, 2019 - 5:03 PM

About P510 million going to the health department and San Juan Medical Center

SAN JUAN BUDGET. San Juan City gets a budget of P2.55 billion for 2020. Photo courtesy of San Juan City facebook page

UK's Johnson offers new health funds to meet Brexit promise

Aug 04, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Prime Minister Boris Johnson pays tribute to National Health Service staff but notes that 'the pressures, the delays, the cancellations and the obvious need to get more funding to the front line'

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during the first meeting of the National Policing Board at the Home Office in London, on July 31, 2019.  Kirsty Wigglesworth / POOL / AFP

Former White House chief joins firm that detains migrant children

May 04, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Democrats including 2020 presidential hopefuls accuse John Kelly of profiting from policies he had supervised during his stint in President Trump's administration

EX-CHIEF OF STAFF. In this file photo, then-White House Chief of Staff John Kelly attends a meeting in the State Dining Room of the White House on February 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Brexit to cause 'significant' harm to Britain's health service

Feb 26, 2019 - 8:25 AM

Writing in the medical journal The Lancet, a team of medical and legal experts say 'all forms of Brexit are bad for health'

NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE. A placard portraying Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (C) is held by protesters during a march calling for an end to the "crisis" in the state-run National Health Service (NHS), in central London on February 3, 2018. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Augustus de Villa now heads AFP Health Service Command

Aug 14, 2018 - 9:23 PM

He replaces Leo Torrelavega, who has been relieved of his position to make way for a probe into up to P200 million in anomalous hospital contracts


Education, health may suffer huge budget cuts in 2019 budget

Aug 13, 2018 - 3:27 PM

Allocations for the construction of new buildings and health facilities, and scholarship programs are scrapped from the proposed cash-based 2019 budget

AFFECTED STUDENTS. Funds allotted for school buildings and scholarships may be reduced under a cash-based budget in 2019. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Duterte signs Philippine Mental Health law

Jun 21, 2018 - 11:34 AM

(2nd UPDATE) 'Help is finally here,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros, author and principal sponsor of the landmark measure that provides affordable and accessible mental health services

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Trump attacks Britain's public healthcare system

Feb 05, 2018 - 10:45 PM

The tweet comes after thousands of people marched through central London on Saturday, February 3, in support of the National Health Service, which is straining under the weight of winter demand

NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE. A placard portraying Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (C) is held by protesters during a march calling for an end to the "crisis" in the state-run National Health Service (NHS), in central London on February 3, 2018. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Rising migration demands 'roaming' health coverage

Aug 12, 2017 - 11:07 AM

ASEAN can be act as a launching pad for roaming coverage as does the EU which allows roaming health coverage for any EU citizen in any EU country

PUBLIC HEALTH. Nurses tend to a woman at the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Manila. File photo by AFP

Brexit puts EU lifeblood of British hospitals at risk

Mar 19, 2017 - 12:18 PM

The state run NHS is hugely reliant on EU immigrants to look after aging Britons and the latest data after the Brexit vote has put the sector on high alert

AT RISK. Brexit could make life even harder for the National Health Service as EU doctors and nurses either stay away or prepare to leave. AFP photo

Winter crisis shows UK health service at 'tipping point'

Jan 15, 2017 - 7:59 AM

A raft of stories of NHS failure have hit the newspapers over recent years as it struggles to cope with a growing and ageing population and austerity policies Brexit campaigners made it one of their main campaign themes promising to channel it funds hitherto earmarked for Brussels

File photo of Big Ben and the UK Parliament from EPA/ Facundo Arrizabalaga

Fil-Brit voters react to Brexit

Jun 25, 2016 - 9:45 PM

Some express confidence that Britain will survive well outside the European Union but others are worried for the country s future

BREXIT. The EU referendum was a razor-tight race that bitterly divided the UK

1.4M senior citizens to get free pneumococcal vaccines

May 26, 2016 - 1:30 PM

The health department allocates P503 million for the purchase of the vaccines which senior citizens can get from health centers nationwide

Britain's junior doctors strike in furious government row

Apr 26, 2016 - 5:50 PM

UPDATED The work stoppage will affect hospital emergency care units although senior doctors and nurses will still be on duty

Junior doctors hold placards as they stand on a picket line outside the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, west of London, on April 26, 2016, during a strike by junior doctors. Junior doctors in England started their first ever all-out strike Tuesday in a bitter, deadlocked row with Prime Minister David Cameron's government over pay and conditions. There have been several recent stoppages, this one will affect hospital emergency care units such as accident and emergency and maternity units for the first time, although senior doctors and nurses will still be on duty.  / AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS

Hontiveros: Include 'hilot' in community health teams

Apr 15, 2016 - 6:22 PM

The former PhilHealth director an administration senatorial bet counters a proposal to arrest or ban the traditional health attendants in rural areas

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Stay or go? Arguments for and against Britain leaving EU

Feb 15, 2016 - 12:17 PM

As a referendum on the so called Brexit looms here are the views of opposing sides

epa05133258 A Union Jack flag flutters next to European Union flags ahead a visits of the British Prime Minister David Cameron at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, 29 January 2016. Cameron arived in Brussels for unscheduled talks on a Brexit referendum. EPA/LAURENT DUBRULE

Doctors stage second strike in English hospitals

Feb 10, 2016 - 11:32 PM

The main point of dispute between doctors and the government is over whether Saturday should be classed and paid as a normal working day

STRIKE. Demonstrators stand with placards at Salford Royal Hospital during a 24-hour strike over pay and conditions in Manchester, northwest England, on February 10, 2016. Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

English hospitals plan to introduce sugar tax

Jan 18, 2016 - 6:35 PM

The levy on high sugar drinks and snacks sold in hospital vending machines and cafes could be introduced by 2020

Doctors' strike causes disruption at English hospitals

Jan 12, 2016 - 9:02 PM

The strike is over a new type of contract which the government says will improve healthcare at night and at weekends but medics say would drastically reduce their pay

STRIKE. A striking junior doctor working for the National Health Service (NHS) in England mans a picket line outside St Thomas Hospital in Lambeth, London, England, January 12, 2016. Photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

MILF backs RH services in Bangsamoro

Sep 03, 2015 - 8:00 PM

The partnership between the MILF and the United Nations Population Fund aims to improve the delivery of reproductive health services in Mindanao

World Bank: 400M still lack access to key health care services

Jun 13, 2015 - 11:39 AM

In low and middle income countries 6 of the people are at risk of being forced into or pushed further into poverty by health care costs

Muntinlupa: Health care cards for 50,000 residents in 2015

Apr 27, 2015 - 4:55 PM

The city government launches a program that gives residents health insurance free rides and other services in just one tap or swipe of a smart card

SIGNING UP. Residents sign up for the Muntinlupa Care Card, which will give them faster access to the city's services. Photo courtesy of Lingkod Muntinlupa Foundation

UK nurse cured of Ebola after receiving new treatment

Mar 28, 2015 - 10:31 AM

Doctors say Anna Cross is the first patient in the world to have received a new special treatment for Ebola the MIL 77

CURED. Corporal Anna Cross who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone talks at a press conference before being discharged from the Royal Free Hospital in London, Britain, March 27, 2015. Photo by Hannah Mckay/EPA

50 nursing jobs in Ireland available to Filipinos

Mar 23, 2015 - 1:47 PM

The Philippine Overseas Labor Office in London reports a need in Ireland for suitably qualified nurses to fill up vacancies in Health Service Executive and care homes

5M people need health services in Iraq – UN

Mar 16, 2015 - 10:58 PM

A gap of 218 7 million prevents the World Health Organization from providing adequate medical services in Iraq

RUBBLE. Iraqi stand among the rubble of buildings damaged in an apparent airstrike carried out by the Iraqi army on Fallujah, Iraq, 03 March 2015. Photo by EPA.

Budget needed: PH has 1 dentist per 70,000 public school pupils

Mar 02, 2015 - 9:25 PM

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto suggests cutting down on allocations for less important things in the budgets of other agencies to allow an increase in the dental budget

'Evil' BBC star Savile abused 60 people at British hospital

Feb 26, 2015 - 10:20 PM

A total of 177 people mainly women or girls say that Savile – one of the BBC s top presenters in the 1970s and 1980s – abused them from 1954 onwards

SEX OFFENDER. In this file picture taken in 2002, TV celebrity Jimmy Savile joins in with people representing Commonwealth countries wearing their tradional dress crowd into the forecourt of Buckingham Palace in London. File/Adrian Dennis/AFP

UK demand for Filipino nurses on the rise – DOLE

Feb 06, 2015 - 9:30 PM

At least 220 nursing job orders in 3 hospitals in the United Kingdom have been submitted to the Philippine labor attaché in London for January alone

Moscow medics rally against hospital closures, job cuts

Nov 30, 2014 - 10:06 PM

With long queues rampant corruption and low survival rates Russia s public health service is in desperate need of modernization But medics are up in arms at reforms that they say are about saving money not improving care

Texas case forces US to 'rethink' Ebola approach

Oct 14, 2014 - 11:26 AM

US CDC head: What we will be doing in the coming days and weeks is doubling down on the amount of education training outreach and support we provide

US President Barack Obama (2nd L), Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell (R), and Assistant to President Obama for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco (L) participate in a conference call with Director of the Center for Disease Control Dr. Tom Frieden on Ebola in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 13 October 2014. Alex Wong/Pool/EPA

English health workers in first strike in 32 years

Oct 13, 2014 - 9:46 AM

The move is intended to pile pressure on Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt who rejected the recommendations of an independent panel for a 1 wage increase for all health service staff

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt arrives at the Cabinet Office in central London on October 8, 2014, to attend a Cobra meeting on combating the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. Leon Neal/AFP

Second US Ebola case deals blow to global battle

Oct 12, 2014 - 5:52 PM

UPDATED The latest Texas case underlines United Nations fears and growing concerns in the United States about Ebola for which there is no vaccine or widely available treatment

The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas, USA, 01 October 2014, where a patient with the Ebola virus is being treated. Richard Rodriguez/EPA

Australia develops Twitter tool to gauge world's emotions

May 20, 2014 - 8:51 PM

Researchers say the tool can be used to predict when and where life saving services may be required

Interfaith groups to SC: Restore RH law's penal provisions

Apr 29, 2014 - 5:53 PM

It is violation of women s rights when the law allows health service providers to refuse referring patients to other providers based on their moral beliefs

RH LAW. Protesters gather in front of the Supreme Court compound in Baguio City during the release of the ruling on the RH law on April 8. File photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Seminar focuses on role of LGUs as public health champions

Nov 19, 2012 - 12:39 PM

Leadership program for health development tackles the role of good governance public leadership and social innovations in the delivery of health services

Pangilinan-led MPIC now largest hospital operator in PH

Dec 07, 2011 - 8:00 AM

MANILA Philippines With the acquisition of Asian Hospital Inc the Pangilinan led Metro Pacific Investments Corp is now the largest hospital operator in the Philippines