250,000 infants die annually in Nigeria due to lack of health workers

August 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on 250,000 infants die annually in Nigeria due to lack of health workers 

LAGOS, Aug. 2 — Up to 250, 000 infants die every year in Nigeria due to lack of unskilled health workers and antenatal care, a health expert has said.

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Splash more than doubles profit in H1 to Php 93 M

July 14, 2015 by · Comments Off on Splash more than doubles profit in H1 to Php 93 M 

By Leslie D. Venzon

MANILA, July 13 (PNA) — Listed personal care and food company Splash Corp. said Monday first-semester profit grew by a whopping 133 percent, driven by stronger sales here and abroad.

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Nigeria to deploy 500 drones for surveillance of oil installations

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LAGOS, June 24 — The Nigerian government had concluded plans to deploy about 500 drones and aircraft for proper surveillance of oil installations in the country, an official said on Tuesday.

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Algeria, Cuba vow to enhance cooperation on health

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ALGIERS, May 5 — Visiting Cuban President Raul Castro on Monday said Algeria and Cuba agreed to expand their cooperation in the field of health, particularly in the domain of vaccines production.

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56% of world's rural population lacks access to health care services

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GENEVA, April 28 — An International Labor Organization (ILO) report published Monday shows that 56 percent of the world's rural population does not have access to essential health care services, more than double the figure for the global urban population which stands at 22 percent.

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UN committee urges cooperation to save migrants' lives

April 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on UN committee urges cooperation to save migrants' lives 

GENEVA, April 22 — The latest and probably the worst loss of life in the Mediterranean Sea demands concerted action by all to save migrants' lives, an official with the United Nations Committee on the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (CMW) said here on Tuesday.

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World military spending inches down in 2014

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LONDON, April 13 — Global military spending fell in 2014 for the third straight year, albeit by just 0.4 percent, as increased spending in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia nearly matched cutbacks in the United States and Western Europe, a Swedish think tank said Monday.

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Mideast int'l air travel outperforms global growth: IATA

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DUBAI, March 26 — The growth of international air travel from and to the Middle East outperformed global air travel in January both in number of passengers and the premium travel segment, an international civil aviation body said on Wednesday.

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New Ebola trial vaccine by Chinese researchers safe — Lancet

March 27, 2015 by · Comments Off on New Ebola trial vaccine by Chinese researchers safe — Lancet 

BEIJING, March 26 — Results from an early trial of an Ebola vaccine developed by Chinese researchers indicate it is safe, according to a paper published in The Lancet medical journal.

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Remittances from Portuguese emigrants in Angola halved in December

February 24, 2015 by · Comments Off on Remittances from Portuguese emigrants in Angola halved in December 

LISBON, Feb. 24 — Remittances from Portuguese emigrants in Angola totalled 16.7 million euros in December last year, the Bank of portugal revealed on Monday.

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