Airlines launches direct Cebu-El Nido, Palawan flights

December 1, 2015 11:21 am· Comments Off on Airlines launches direct Cebu-El Nido, Palawan flights 

CEBU CITY, Nov. 30 — AirSWIFT, operated by the Island Transvoyager Inc., has launched its daily direct flight from Cebu to El Nido in Palawan.

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Albay expects 4.9-M visitors in next 10 years

December 1, 2015 11:21 am· Comments Off on Albay expects 4.9-M visitors in next 10 years 

MANILA, Nov. 30 — Ten years from now, Albay might just have as many visiting tourists as the Philippines has by the end of 2015.

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S. African gov't vows to achieve AIDS-free generation

December 1, 2015 11:18 am· Comments Off on S. African gov't vows to achieve AIDS-free generation 

CAPE TOWN, Nov. 29 — The realization of an AIDS-free generation is possible for South Africa because of the many actions taken by South Africans from all walks of life over so many years, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday.

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International AIDS conference opens in Zimbabwe

December 1, 2015 11:18 am· Comments Off on International AIDS conference opens in Zimbabwe 

HARARE, Nov. 30 — The 18th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) opened Sunday in the Zimbabwean capital where countries took stock of the achievements and challenges they have encountered in response to HIV and AIDS over the past decades.

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Locals told to maximize benefits of Leyte hospital repaired by US gov’t

December 1, 2015 11:18 am· Comments Off on Locals told to maximize benefits of Leyte hospital repaired by US gov’t 

By Roel T. Amazona

BURAUEN, Leyte, Nov. 30 (PNA) – A local health official asked residents in the province to maximize the use of Burauen District Hospital, which was recently rehabilitated by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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Vietnam hospitals reducing inappropriate antibiotic usage

December 1, 2015 11:18 am· Comments Off on Vietnam hospitals reducing inappropriate antibiotic usage 

HCM CITY, Nov. 30 — Hospital infection control activities have helped reduce inappropriate antibiotic use, which has improved quality of health care and reduced the need for medical treatment, according to Assoc. Prof Le Thi Anh Thu, president of HCM City Infection Control Society.

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Brazil state declares Zika fever emergency amid birth defects

December 1, 2015 11:18 am· Comments Off on Brazil state declares Zika fever emergency amid birth defects 

MOSCOW, Nov. 30 — The Brazilian northeastern state of Pernambuco declared a state of emergency after announcing that a rising number of cases of Zika fever were causing a high number of birth defects, local media reported.

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China has 575,000 people with HIV/AIDS

December 1, 2015 11:18 am· Comments Off on China has 575,000 people with HIV/AIDS 

BEIJING, Nov. 30 — Six out of every 10,000 people in china may be infected with HIV/AIDS, according to official figures revealed on Monday, the eve of World AIDS Day.

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Gay stigma hindering HIV prevention in China

December 1, 2015 11:18 am· Comments Off on Gay stigma hindering HIV prevention in China 

HAIKOU, Dec. 1 — "Even if it's positive, you can still lead a normal life with treatment," said a doctor trying to calm Wang Nan as he prepared to take a HIV test on Monday, the eve of World AIDS Day.

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Premier Li vows AIDS battle

December 1, 2015 11:18 am· Comments Off on Premier Li vows AIDS battle 

BEIJING, Dec. 1 — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has promised more initiatives to prevent and treat AIDS in order to limit its spread.

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