Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx.


Many Filipino orphans benefit from digital medical mission conducted by U.S.-based doctors.


Children frolic in the cool waters of the Dapitan Complex public pool in Sampaloc, Manila. State weather forecasters recorded the hottest day in Metro Manila this year at 34.5°C last Saturday and warned residents to brace for even hotter weather this summer.  (Photo by Edd Gumban)


Members of Physicians for Peace in one of their burn rehabilitation outreach programs.


MANILA — The World Health Organization (WHO) warned that the battle against the age-old scourge of leprosy (photo above) is not yet over, with more than 5,000 new cases reported yearly in the Western Pacific, where the disease was declared eliminated in 1991.

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