TBpeople Philippines 2-Day Training Event Facilitated by Getz Healthcare Philippines, a division of Getz Bros. Philippines, Inc.

TBpeople Philippines embarked on a transformative two-day training event that brought together dedicated TBpeople Philippines team members from NCR, Davao, Sorsogon, and Zamboanga City. The training was facilitated by Ms. Michelle Goc-ong, National Sales Manager; Mr. Jomer Villanueva, Vice President, Medtech; Ms. Almira Calalang, Diagnostic and Laboratory Head; and Mr. Welvin Asid, Technical Support Supervisor, Getz Healthcare Philippines, a division of Getz Bros. Philippines, Inc., on May 8th and 9th, 2024.…

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TBpeople Mindanao Representatives on Global Impact Radio Guesting

On April 30, 2024, key representatives from TBpeople Mindanao, a vital organization supporting tuberculosis (TB) awareness and care, participated in a radio guest appearance on OFW DXFE radio. Ms. Cherry Florida, President, Mr. Otreblide Lisac, Vice President, and Mr. Victor Tudtud, Community Health Officer, represented the Mindanao chapter. Notably, TBpeople Philippines Founder, Ms. Louie Zepeda Teng, was also invited and joined the discussion.

The representatives likely shed light on the current situation of TB in the Philippines, including prevalence rates, challenges faced in diagnosis and treatment, and ongoing efforts to control the disease.…

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TBpeople Philippines: Cebu City Access Audit

In April 2024, TBpeople Philippines (TBpeoplePH) expanded its efforts beyond patient care interventions to conduct an access audit of selected facilities in Cebu City. Collaborating with the United Architects of the Philippines (QC Central Chapter) and Architects for Accessibility, TBpeoplePH developed a comprehensive tool to assess facility accessibility in compliance with Batas Pambansa 344 (BP344) – “An Act to Enhance the Mobility of Disabled Persons.”

This initiative provided TBpeoplePH with the opportunity to evaluate health facilities in Cebu City, including two health centers and Eversley Childs Sanitarium and General Hospital (ECSGH).…

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Assessment of BPaL Treatment Regimen Implementation in Cebu City

From April 24th to 26th, 2024, an onsite evaluation took place at Eversley Childs Sanitarium and General Hospital, with the aim of meticulously assessing the efficacy and safety of the Bedaquiline-Pretomanid-Linezolid (BPaL) Treatment Regimen within the Philippines. Dr. Maria Imelda Quelapio guided the monitoring team, which comprised representatives from esteemed organizations including TB Alliance, KNCV TB Foundation, Tropical Disease Foundation, TB People Philippines, and Jose B. Lingad Memorial Gen. Hospital.

The evaluation focused on examining the implementation of the BPaLM/BPaL regimen at Eversley Childs Sanitarium and General Hospital.…

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TBpeople Philippines Participate in ACCESS TB Performance and Implementation Review in Baguio City

Last April 22nd, 2024, the TBpeople Philippines team had the privilege of participating in the ACCESS TB Performance and Implementation Review, hosted at the Orchard Hotel Baguio. This report encapsulates the team’s involvement and contributions to the event.

The TBpeople Philippines team expressed sincere gratitude for the invitation extended to them to partake in the review. Their participation proved instrumental in gaining valuable insights into the accomplishments, challenges, and future plans of the ACCESS TB Project within the Philippines.…

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TBpeople Philippines Participated in the Philippine Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (PAPO) General Meeting

TBpeople Philippines recently participated in the Philippine Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (PAPO) General Meeting on April 18th, 2024 held at Katipunan, Bonifacio Hall in Quezon City.

A delegation from TBpeople Philippines, including Mr. Luisito Tay, Media Officer; Mr. Allen Joshua Tortosa, Research and Development Specialist; Mr. Alvin Ferry IT Head; and Mr. James Irwin Basa, Executive Assistant. The general meeting centered on a meaningful topic: creating a more patient-centered approach to TB care.…

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TBpeople Philippines participates in the FY 2024 TB Roadmap Stakeholders’ Consultation

TBpeople Philippines recently participated in the Philippines FY 2024 TB Roadmap Stakeholders’ Consultation hosted by USAID on April 18th, 2024. The event, held at the Bayleaf Hotel in Intramuros, Manila, brought together key stakeholders in the fight against tuberculosis (TB).

TBpeople Philippines team was well-represented by Mr. NiƱo Magpusao, Vice President and Communications Head, and Ms. Danica Duran, Executive Secretary. They joined representatives from other organizations including PASTB (the Philippine Alliance to Stop TB, and URC (Union Research Co,.…

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