OVERCOMING DISABILITY – Inclusive Perspective in the Philippine Tuberculosis Response (Policy Brief)

GRANT NAME: Challenge Facility for Civil Society (CFCS) 10
FUNDER: Stop TB Partnership

Objectives: At the end of the project implementation, OVERCOMING DISABILITY aims to:

  • Share reflections and provide suggestions to help the Philippines to incorporate disability-inclusive strategies in the implementation of its TB treatment program as part of its commitment to the Global Plan to end TB by 2030
  • Ensure that key and vulnerable populations, including people with disabilities gain fair and equitable access to quality TB prevention, diagnosis, and treatment services at the community level and to create opportunities for community-based, multi-sectoral, and participative mechanisms aimed at strengthening the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of TB including post-treatment care services


  • Documents review
  • Key informant interviews
  • Treatment site visits

Timeline: December 2021 to September 2023


This policy Brief would have not been possible without the support of Stop TB Partnership under Challenge Facility for Civil Society (CFCS) 10.…

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TBility EP2 | Community Consultation during NDPR Week with LPPWD

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“Pamahalaan kabalikat sa Pagtupad ng Pantay na Edukasyon, Trabaho at Kabuhayan, tugon sa
Pagpapalakas ng Taong May Kapansanan”

Last July 19, 2022, at Senior Citizen Center, Myrna Panlilio Street, Heritage Homes BF Resort Village, Brgy
Talon Dos, Las Pinas City, TBpeople Philippines Organization Inc with KALIPI Las Piñas Officers and other
PWD organization representatives, had our first TBility Community Consultation.…

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Focus Group Discussion with Disability Core Group of TBpeople Philippines.

Last March TBpeople PH met disability federation leaders which allowed the group to discuss the goals that TB People PH wants to achieve. TB People PH conducted a TB Literacy for the TBility Ability Core Team and Identifying Barriers to Access for Persons with Disability on the Health Program in Tuberculosis last April 20, 2022 at Bayview Park Hotel Manila and via Zoom Meeting.

The discussion is to provide and give an overview of the key items that we are going to be working on for the Disability Inclusion project, shared with the group our timeline and what kind of assistance we need from the organization representative and leaders.…

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TBpeople Philippines: TBility – Ability Meet and Greet

TBpeople PH hosted a meet and greet for disability barriers toolkit. The agenda for the TBility Meeting is to introduce TB People Philippines, how it was formed, the people within the organization and the objective of TB People PH on its advocacy. Overview of StopTB Partnership and our goal in empowering TB affected communities to transform the TB response to be equitable, right based and people centered.

“Tuberculosis occurs in all populations, but with higher prevalence in poor contexts.

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