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Philippines: Bringing the health response into focus

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The foreign medical teams are also handling chronic ailments and ongoing health needs, like maternal health services. An estimated 865 women are having babies every day in the storm-affected region. An average of 15% of these women suffers from complications, some of them life-threatening. Medical teams were able to restore obstetric services at this damaged hospital in Tacloban.

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