Tag Archives: World Health Organisation

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DR Congo rolls out prototype Ebola drugs as death toll rises to 67

An outbreak of Ebola in eastern DR Congo has killed 67 people this month, authorities said Saturday, as they roll out a battery of new drugs to tackle the virus amid concerns it has spread to a rebel-encircled area.

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Higher tobacco taxes can compensate losses from mine closures — health group

Following the disclosure by a “certain government official” that the losses incurred as a result of the issuance several mine closure and suspension orders could amount up to P77 billion, HealthJustice Philippines, a public health think tank and advocacy group, pointed out that such losses can be compensated by revenues from the tobacco tax.

Health group dares candidates: ‘Denounce dirty tactics of the tobacco industry!’

Public health policy think tank and Bloomberg Awardee for Global Tobacco Control HealthJustice Philippines urges candidates to categorically denounce the “dirty tactics of the tobacco industry.”