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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

Measles behind Myanmar outbreak that has killed 30

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The deaths highlight how vulnerable the more isolated populations are in a country where healthcare was never prioritized under decades of junta rule

ANGON, Myanmar (Aug. 7, 2016) — Myanmar health officials have confirmed that a measles outbreak is behind the deaths of more than 30 people, mostly children, in a remote part of the country as authorities rush to treat victims.  Continue reading Measles behind Myanmar outbreak that has killed 30