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Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx.

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

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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)

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

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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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