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Philippines, Bahrain Sign Health Accord

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday announced the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement on Health Services Cooperation between the Philippines and Bahrain.

The agreement was reached after a series of talks that started last year on the possibility of the Philippines supplying more nurses to Bahrain.

Under the accord, the two nations will establish an ethical framework that will guide the recruitment policies and procedures of receiving countries and to create alliances between the Philippines and Bahrain's health care and educational institutions to produce sustainable international education and professional development programs intended to boost the supply of qualified nurses.

Philippine Ambassador to Bahrain Eduardo Pablo Maglaya signed the MOA on behalf of the Philippine government while Bahraini Health Minister Dr. Nada Abbas Haffadh represented his government in the signing ceremony in Manama, Bahrain.

Some 1,000 Filipino nurses and medical professionals currently work in government and private hospitals around Bahrain. ...

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