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First Filipino hospital to be established in Qatar

via albawaba.com -Preparations are underway for the establishment of a Filipino hospital, based on a new model of community partnership in Qatar, an official of the Philippine Business Council-Qatar (PBC-Q) has said. PBC-Q chairman Greg Loayon said the business council has been making rounds of different parts of Qatar to Read more »

DOH allows nurses to own birth clinics

By John Carlo Cahinhinan/sunstar.com.ph – The Department of Health (DOH) has finally allowed registered nurses as among the healthcare providers who can own, manage and operate birthing clinics and facilities. Rosendo Sualog of the DOH-Health Facilities and Services Regulatory Bureau (HFSRB) said the new policy seeks to drastically reduce mother Read more »

Pinoy nurse tests positive for MERS virus, first case in PHL

By Ibarra Mateo/gmanetwork.com A Filipino male nurse has been confirmed to be the first reported case of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus in the Philippines, Health Secretary Enrique Ona announced Wednesday. The nurse, who was exposed to the Filipino paramedic who died from MERS last week in the Read more »

PNA: Hope is not lost for Filipino nurses

By Ayunan G. Gunting/Philippine Daily Inquirer The demand for Filipino nurses both here and abroad may have declined in recent years, but the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) believes the future is still bright for budding and graduating nurses. The PNA considers Filipino nurses as globally competent, making them a step Read more »

POEA warns vs fake emails hiring Pinoy nurses for Canada

via GMANews – The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration on Saturday warned would-be overseas Filipino workers against falling for a new scam offering jobs for nurses in a hospital in Canada. On his Twitter account, POEA head Hans Leo Cacdac cited one email claiming the St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg is Read more »

Nurses can immigrate without a job offer

By Atty. Henry Moyal/Filipino Reporter The response has been overwhelming. Nurses from all over the world, including Libya, Sri Lanka and France have expressed an interest in the new Quebec Program for Nurses that was recently announced by the Canadian Government. The details of the program were featured in an Read more »

From the US to Philippines, Nurses Mobilize in Typhoon Haiyan’s Wake

By Michelle Chen – huffingtonpost.com When Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines a week ago, the destruction was swift, total and unsparing–showing the disproportionate impact of disasters on poverty-stricken communities of the Global South. The international aid response is still struggling to grapple with the scale of the storm Read more »

Budget cuts to hit Filipino nurses at London hospital

By Patrick Camara Ropeta, ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau Dozens of Filipino nurses are among hundreds of people protesting against budget cuts at the largest health trust in the UK, amid plans to cut salaries and revise local services affecting six hospitals in east London. Nurses and other workers from Whipps Read more »

Global summit for Filipino nurses set in 2014

via ABS-CBNnews.com – The state of nursing profession will take center stage next year when stakeholders and concerned groups meet for the first-ever global summit for Filipino nurses. With the theme “Filipino Nurses World-Wide: Unite for Global Health and Nation-Building”, the event is scheduled for January 16, 2014 at the Read more »

POEA warns vs. work permit scam victimizing nurses

via gmanetwork.com – The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Friday warned prospective overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) against a new scam involving work permit visa coaching for nursing jobs at Singapore General Hospital (SGH). Lee Wanhui of SGH’s human resource division wrote POEA administrator Hans Leo Cacdac about the “false Read more »