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Nurses urge health ministers to ‘take the money and work with it’
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Nurses urge health ministers to ‘take the money and work with it’

VANCOUVER — Groups representing nurses across the country have a message for provincial and territorial health ministers — take the money the federal government is offering to start fixing the healthcare system without balking at conditions. Leaders of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions and the Canadian Nurses Association met Tuesday with health ministers gathered...

Solon lauds release of P529-M cancer assistance fund
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Solon lauds release of P529-M cancer assistance fund

MANILA – Northern Samar First District Representative Paul Daza on Wednesday commended the Department of Budget Management (DBM) and Department of Health (DOH) for approving the release of the PHP529.2-million cancer assistance fund (CAF). “Free cancer and healthcare treatments in the Philippines have become a closer possibility,” said Daza, senior deputy minority leader of the House...

Five things to know as the Emergencies Act public inquiry gets underway
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Five things to know as the Emergencies Act public inquiry gets underway

The inquiry into the federal government’s unprecedented use of the Emergencies Act during “Freedom Convoy” protests last winter will start public hearings on Thursday. Here are five things to know about it: 1. A longtime judge is leading the commission Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named Ontario Appeal Court Justice Paul Rouleau as the inquiry’s commissioner....

Fact sheets about COVID-19 and booster uptake for Fall Vaccination campaigns
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Fact sheets about COVID-19 and booster uptake for Fall Vaccination campaigns

Canada has achieved high levels of primary series vaccination, in part due to the strong collaboration and innovative support provided by industry partners during the rollout last year. The COVID-19 pandemic remains dynamic and new variants may emerge, especially as people return to in-person workplaces and we head into the Fall when more time is...

Dangerous fungus detected at Montreal-area hospital, health officials say
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Dangerous fungus detected at Montreal-area hospital, health officials say

A dangerous fungus known for its resistance to treatment was detected earlier this month at a hospital in Longueuil, Que., on Montreal’s South Shore, health authorities said Thursday. Since Sept. 8, officials have identified two cases involving patients carrying Candida auris at Hôpital Pierre-Boucher. Neither of them, however, have developed a dangerous yeast infection tied...

Marcos renews vow to improve living conditions of Filipino nurses
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Marcos renews vow to improve living conditions of Filipino nurses

MANILA – President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Thursday said his administration is committed to raising the profile and improving the working conditions of nurses here and abroad. He made this commitment in a speech while attending the 100th-anniversary celebration of the Philippine Nurses Association, Inc. at The Manila Hotel. “As part of our goal to...