TBpeople Philippines Expands Tuberculosis Awareness Efforts in South Cotabato

TBpeople Philippines expanded their outreach through a radio guesting at 99.3 DXNM – FM Radio Kahiusa. During the broadcast, TBpeople Philippines, President and Founder Ms. Louie Zepeda-Teng, Media Officer Mr. Joegene Mangilaya, and TBpeople Philippines President Ms. Cherry Florida discussed the organization’s TB initiatives in Davao and SOCCSKSARGEN Region. They also shared personal experiences of overcoming TB, providing listeners with relatable stories of resilience and hope. This segment aimed to raise awareness and encourage those affected by TB to seek timely treatment.…

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TBPeople Philippines Advances Tuberculosis Awareness Campaign in Saranggani Province

TBpeople Philippines continued its initiative in Saranggani Province. The dedicated team conducted an engaging and informative TB in the Workplace session with the Municipal Health staff at the Alabel Information Office, emphasizing the importance of understanding tuberculosis, its signs and symptoms, preventive measures, and protection strategies.

Following the TB in the Workplace session, the TBpeople Philippines engaged in a series of courtesy calls to further their advocacy. The first meeting was with Mr.…

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TBpeople Philippines Intensifies Efforts to Fight Tuberculosis in Davao Region

TBpeople Philippines undertook a series of impactful engagements in Davao City, aimed at bolstering efforts to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) in the region. The day began with a successful courtesy call with Dr. Annabelle P. Yumang, MD, MCH, CESO lll, Regional Director, and Dr. David A. Mendoza, Assistant Regional Director of the Department of Health (DOH) – Region XI. This high-level meeting focused on developing and refining strategies to eliminate TB in Davao City and the region.…

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Day 2: Empowering DavaoeƱos for a Building Partnerships and Educating Community

TBpeople Philippines continued its mission to raise awareness and combat tuberculosis (TB) in Davao City on Day 2 of their activities. On the second day of their activity in Davao, TBpeople Philippines continued their mission to raise awareness and promote initiatives to combat tuberculosis (TB) in the community. The day’s agenda was packed with significant engagements, starting with a series of courtesy calls to local officials, followed by workplace health promotion, and concluding with a radio interview to reach a broader audience.…

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TBpeople Philippines Team Participates in UST Rx: Prescription for Wellness-Refresh, Recharge, Rejuvenate Event

On May 10, 2024, the TBpeople Philippines Team took center stage at the UST Rx: Prescription for Wellness-Refresh, Recharge, Rejuvenate Event held at the UST Central Seminary Gym. This event, a collaborative effort between the UST Faculty of Pharmacy, UST Health Service, and partners Pocari Sweat and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, Inc., aimed to promote holistic wellness among attendees. The event was elegantly hosted by beauty queen Ms. Zara Carbonel.

TBpeople Philippines starts with the presentation of The Zero TB Forum by Ms.…

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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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