Foreign medical teams arrive to support Filipino government efforts

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C-130 cargo plane lands in badly affected Tacloban City in the Philippines, in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. Photo: courtesy of the Armed Forces of the Philippines

Foreign medical teams have arrived in typhoon-affected areas in the Philippines to assist national health authorities dispense basic health services for the survivors, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

There are 12 medical teams on the ground already and another 19 teams are expected to arrive on Monday, said WHO spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic.

Speaking to UN Radio's Patrick Maigua, Jasarevic said efforts were focused on restoring basic health services, assisting the injured and avoiding disease outbreaks.

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