West African leaders meet to assess impact of anti-Ebola campaign

January 18, 2015 10:57 am· Comments Off on West African leaders meet to assess impact of anti-Ebola campaign 

ACCRA, Jan. 17 — Leaders of sub-regional Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and other stakeholders gathered here on Friday to assess the impact of its campaign against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

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Ebola death toll in three West African nations nears 8,500, WHO reports

January 18, 2015 10:57 am· Comments Off on Ebola death toll in three West African nations nears 8,500, WHO reports 

GENEVA, Jan. 17 -– The deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) has killed 8,468 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, with the number of confirmed cases reaching 21,373, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday in its new situation report.

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Ghana faces setback in HIV response after medical warehouse burnt

January 18, 2015 10:57 am· Comments Off on Ghana faces setback in HIV response after medical warehouse burnt 

ACCRA, Jan. 17 — The destruction by fire of Ghana's central medical warehouse posed a serious setback to the country's HIV response, a senior official with the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said here on Friday.

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'Balikbayans' slate several medical missions in Pangasinan

January 18, 2015 10:57 am· Comments Off on 'Balikbayans' slate several medical missions in Pangasinan 

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Jan. 17 — The Provincial Health Office (PHO) has announced a series of medical missions to be conducted by various "balikbayan" (returning overseas Filipino workers) and foreign groups.

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Sen. Santiago’s book is best-selling and fastest-selling book of 2014

January 18, 2015 10:57 am· Comments Off on Sen. Santiago’s book is best-selling and fastest-selling book of 2014 

MANILA, Jan. 17 -– The recently-launched book "Stupid is Forever" by Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago set a record as the fastest-selling and best-selling book of 2014, according to National Book Store.

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Bird flu kills 2 in China; 15 under treatment

January 18, 2015 10:57 am· Comments Off on Bird flu kills 2 in China; 15 under treatment 

BEIJING, Jan. 17 — At least two people have died of the deadly H7N9-strain of avian flu in east China's Fujian Province, officials said.

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40 people found infected with HIV in Jayapura

January 18, 2015 10:57 am· Comments Off on 40 people found infected with HIV in Jayapura 

JAYAPURA, Papua, Jan. 18 — At least 40 people were found to have been infected by HIV in the city of Jayapura, the capital of Papua until November in 2014.

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Russian Aluminum giant RUSAL opens Hospital for Ebola patients in Guinea

January 18, 2015 10:57 am· Comments Off on Russian Aluminum giant RUSAL opens Hospital for Ebola patients in Guinea 

MOSCOW, Jan. 18 — United Company RUSAL, one of the world’s largest aluminum companies, is opening a hospital that will treat Ebola patients in Guinea, RIA Novosti reports.

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Dynamic Football League 2015 1st Conference opens Saturday

January 18, 2015 10:54 am· Comments Off on Dynamic Football League 2015 1st Conference opens Saturday 

BACOLOD CITY, Jan. 17 — The 1st Conference of 2015 Dynamic Football League (DFL) opens Saturday at Panaad Park and Sports Stadium in Barangay Mansilingan here.

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Baguio City Athletic Bowl readied for BFF and CARAA

January 18, 2015 10:54 am· Comments Off on Baguio City Athletic Bowl readied for BFF and CARAA 

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 17 — Baguio City councilor Elmer Datuin confirmed that the refurbished Baguio Athletic Bowl will be ready for the two big events in February.

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