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. Niño 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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TBpeople Philippines Visits Caraga Region and Introduces the Innovative Approach to Fight Against TB

TBpeople Philippines recently extended its reach to the Caraga Region. Mr. James Irwin Basa, Executive Assistant of TBpeople Philippines, Mrs. Helen Paguio, a TB survivor from Kitcharao, Agusan Del Norte, and Mrs. Evangeline Zepeda, the mother and close contact of TBpeople Philippines President Mrs. Eloisa “Louie” Zepeda-Teng, conducted courtesy calls in the region to introduce the organization and its TB Discipleship Program initiatives.

During his visit, Mr. Basa had the privilege to meet with notable figures in local governance.…

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Leadership Training of Getz Healthcare Philippines, a division of Getz Bros. Philippines, Inc.

Mrs. Louie Zepeda-Teng, President and Founder of TBpeople Philippines, and COO Marcus Teng were recently invited to a leadership training event for Getz Healthcare Philippines, a division of Getz Bros. Philippines, Inc. Held at The Park in Tagaytay.

Mrs. Teng serves as a keynote speaker and offers inspirational words on leadership, sharing her powerful story of overcoming tuberculosis (TB). She spoke openly about her personal experience with the disease, highlighting the challenges she faced and the determination it took to fight for her health.…

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TBpeople Philippines Mindanao Engages Municipal Government of Tupi/Agten Tufi in Productive Courtesy Call Visit

In a gesture of cooperation and advocacy, Joejene Mangilaya, a representative of TBpeople Philippines, conducted a productive visit to the Municipal Government of Tupi, South Cotabato on April 17 and 18, 2024.

During the visit, Mr. Mangilaya had the opportunity to meet Mayor Romeo Tamayo, Vice Mayor Glenn Chio Hatulan, and Municipal Health Officer (MHO) Dr. Lester Claveria. The discussions were centered around a courtesy call, providing an avenue for both parties to exchange insights and explore ways to address tuberculosis (TB) within the community.…

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TBpeople Philippines and Otsuka Philippines  Unite for a TB-Free Philippines

TBpeople Philippines recently convened with Otsuka (Philippines) Pharmaceutical, Inc. at their Makati City headquarters on April 15, 2024. Present at the meeting were Ms. Louie Zepeda-Teng, Founder and President of TBpeople Philippines, alongside distinguished representatives including Mr. Marcus Teng – Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Niño Magpusao – Vice President and Communications Head, Mr. Eddie Patac, Admin and Partnership Officer, Mr. Allen Joshua Tortosa, Research and Development Specialist, and Mr. Alvin Ferry, IT Head.…

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Malabon City Health Department Courtesy Call

TBpeople Philippines representatives, Mr. Niño Magpusao, Vice President and Communication Head; Mr. Eddie Patac, Admin and Partnership Officer; and Mr. Allen Joshua Tortosa, Research and Development Specialist, visited Malabon City Health Department – Health Promotion Unit and met with Dr. Bernadette Estocapio-Bordador , MD, MHSS, on April 12, 2024. The purpose of the courtesy call was to introduce TBpeople Philippines and explore potential collaborations for TB Discipleship and TB Education initiatives.…

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PeerLINC Knowledge Hub Launched in Manila

The newly inaugurated PeerLINC Knowledge Hub in Manila is poised to harness local expertise and experience to catalyze the adoption of advanced and more efficacious cures for tuberculosis (TB) on a global scale. Central to its mission is the promotion of new treatments that have demonstrated remarkable success in combating drug-resistant TB, as evidenced by an impressive 98% cure rate among Filipino participants. With generous support from the Australian Government’s Partnerships for a Healthy Region initiative, PeerLINC operates through a collaborative effort between TB Alliance, the Tropical Disease Foundation, Inc.…

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