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Storm surges and record winds: Hurricane Irma’s destruction mapped

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Hurricane Irma’s path of destruction. theguardian.com

The powerful storm finally reached Florida on Sunday, moving up the peninsula’s west coast, where the cities of Naples and Tampa bore the brunt

September 11, 2017 — Florida is today dealing with storm surges and swollen rivers whilst surveying the damage caused by the passage of Hurricane Irma, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the north Atlantic. Continue reading Storm surges and record winds: Hurricane Irma’s destruction mapped

‘It was like something you see in a horror movie’: Irma survivors tell of devastation

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Cars piled on top of one another in Marigot, near the Bay of Nettle, on Saint Martin, following Hurricane Irma Photograph: Lionel Chamoiseau/AFP/Getty Images

The worst-hit islands are barely habitable after enduring the destructive power of hurricane’s 185mph winds

September 7, 2017 — “We had cars flying over our head, we had 40ft containers flying left and right,” said Knacyntar Nedd, chairwoman of the Barbuda council. “People were literally tying themselves to roofs with ropes to hold them down.” Continue reading ‘It was like something you see in a horror movie’: Irma survivors tell of devastation

Death toll rises as ‘apocalyptic’ Irma wreaks havoc across Caribbean

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Waves crash against the seawall in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, as Hurricane Irma slammed across islands in the northern Caribbean. Photograph: Alvin Baez/Reuters

At least eight reported killed as unprecedented hurricane continues towards Haiti, Cuba, and possibly Florida, leaving devastation in its wake

September 7, 2017 — The death toll from Hurricane Irma, the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, has risen to eight as the category 5 storm advanced across the northern Caribbean towards the US mainland on early Thursday morning. Continue reading Death toll rises as ‘apocalyptic’ Irma wreaks havoc across Caribbean

What PH can learn from Cuba’s health services

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OFFICIAL VISIT. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial meets health officials in Cuba during her official visit. All photos from the Department of Health

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial: ‘I’m sure that our universal health care dream will benefit from the lessons that we learned in the Cuban model’

MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 12, 2016) — The Philippines is looking at Cuba to learn a thing or two from the Latin American country’s “efficient and effective” health system.  Continue reading What PH can learn from Cuba’s health services

Learning from Cuba’s health system, 35,000 more doctors needed in PH

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OFFICIAL VISIT. Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial visits Cuba to learn from about its public health system. All photos from the Department of Health

To bring the doctor-to-patient ratio close to that of Cuba’s, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says the Philippines will need around P57 billion

MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 6, 2016) — The Philippines needs 35,000 more doctors if it is to adopt the Cuban model in health human resource, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said on Monday, September 5, during a press conference at Malacañang.  Continue reading Learning from Cuba’s health system, 35,000 more doctors needed in PH

Obama condemns ‘outrageous’ Brussels attacks

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OBAMA ON BRUSSELS. US President Barack Obama addresses the people of Cuba at the El Gran Teatro de Havana, in Havana, Cuba, 22 March 2016. Photo by Jeffrey Arguedas/EPA
Obama: ‘We must be together regardless of nationality or race or faith in fighting against the scourge of terrorism’

HAVANA, Cuba (Mar. 23, 2016) — President Barack Obama condemned the “outrageous” attacks in Brussels on Tuesday, March 22, that killed about 35 people, saying the United States would do everything in its power to hunt down those responsible.

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Cuba reports first case of Zika

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FIGHTING VIRUSES. Health authorities with the help of the Cuban army fumigate against the Aedes aegypti mosquito to prevent the spread of zika, chikungunya, and dengue in Havana on February 23, 2016. File photo by Yamil Lage/AFP
The first Zika patient in Cuba is a 28-year-old female doctor from Venezuela

HAVANA, Cuba (Mar. 2, 2016) — Cuba has detected the first case of Zika in a Venezuelan doctor who came to the island for postgraduate studies, the health ministry said Wednesday, March 2.

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