COMMENT: Reforming frontline institutions

THE first dozen or so parts of this commentary series focused on exercising the powers of the presidency to effect the necessary reforms and take the appropriate steps to propel the Filipino nation towards greater political and economic development and in doing so, to break the cycle of poverty which …

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Go continues to improve access to health services nationwide

Senator Christopher ‘Bong’ Go and Basilan General Hospital officials and staff launch the 135th Malasakit Center. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go praised the government’s efforts to address disparities in access to health care, especially in remote and underserved areas, announcing the establishment of the tenth Malasakit center in …

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The harsh truth about Maori health outcomes hits home

Recently, the Southern District Health Board reviewed a conflicting report that laid out in great detail the different life expectancies in Otago and Southland whether you are Maori or another ethnicity. Health reporter Mike Houlahan reviews the report and efforts to make sure things change. It is often said that …

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AR Gould emergencies do not accept visitors

ARGouldSignEvergreen Northern Light AR Gould Hospital in Presque Isle. (David Marino Jr. | The Star-Herald) Northern Light AR Gould Hospital in Presque Isle. (David Marino Jr. | The Star-Herald) Northern Light AR Gould Hospital closed its emergency department to visitors on Saturday evening and said it would remain closed at …

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