$128,000 raised for maid with cancer
HONG KONG • A crowdfunding campaign for a Filipino domestic worker reportedly fired after she was diagnosed with cervical cancer had raised more than HK$735,000 (S$128,000) by yesterday morning for her medical treatment.
The domestic worker was diagnosed with stage three cervical cancer last month. DPA
Prepare for next flu pandemic: WHO
GENEVA • The World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday launched a new strategy to protect people worldwide over the next decade against the threat of influenza, warning that new pandemics are "inevitable".
WHO's 2019-2030 strategy, aims to prevent seasonal influenza, control the virus' spread from animals to humans and prepare for the next pandemic.
Japan to fund Sri Lanka rail system
COLOMBO • Japan's overseas development agency said yesterday it has agreed to lend funds for a new US$1.5 billion (S$2 billion) light rail system for Sri Lanka's congested capital Colombo.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency said it signed an agreement to provide a loan of 30.04 billion yen (S$370 million).