Facility Visit and Patient Interview at the Lung Center of the Philippines

On February 22, 2024, the BPaL OR Team, in collaboration with esteemed partners from TB Alliance, Tropical Disease Foundation, KNCV, MMCHD, and TBPeople Philippines, conducted an insightful on-site visit to the Lung Center of the Philippines under the guidance of Dr. Jo-An Samoy-Tuy.

The primary objective of these courtesy visits was to gain a comprehensive understanding of the facility’s capacity to implement the programmatic scale-up of the BPaLM/BPaL. Additionally, the team aimed to share valuable insights derived from previous monitoring efforts during these visits.…

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Engagement in Tuberculosis Treatment: Courtesy Visit to Department of Health (DOH)- Metro Manila Center for Health Development (MMCHD)

On February 22, 2024, BPaL OR Team, in collaboration with partners from TB Alliance, Tropical Disease Foundation, KNCV, and TBPeople Philippines, conducted a constructive courtesy visit to the Department of Health – Metro Manila Center for Health Development (DOH-MMCHD). The delegation was received by Regional Director Rio L. Magpantay.

The primary objective of this visit was to foster dialogue on the essential support required from the regional department for the successful implementation and monitoring of the new tuberculosis treatment regimen.…

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Unified Initiative for Tuberculosis Eradication: A Courtesy Call to Quezon City Health Office

On February 20, 2024, a significant step towards combatting Tuberculosis (TB) was taken during a courtesy call to the Quezon City Health Office at Tatalon Health Center. The meeting, led by Dr. Marizel Wong, NTP City Medical Coordinator of Quezon City, brought together a dedicated group including members of the TBpeople Philippines Team: Ms. Louie Zepeda-Teng, Nino Magpusao, Marcus Teng, Micheal Lugtu, and Alvin Ferry.

The primary focus of the discussion was the establishment of TBpeoplePH Quezon City Discipleship—a city association comprising TB survivors, close contacts, and healthcare providers.…

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TBPeople Philippines attended the Second National Health Systems Meeting (NHSM)

Founder and President of TBPeople Philippines Ms. Louie-Zepeda-Teng attended the 2nd National Health Systems Meeting (NHSM) held at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, together with other panelists Undersecretary of Health – Dr. Kenneth G. Ronquillo, 1st District Representative of Iloilo – Dr. Janette L. Garin, WHO Representative to the Philippines Dr. Rui Paulo De Jesus, City Administrator of Navotas City – Dr. Christia Padolina and Professor V, Community Medicine and Health Policy, College of Medicine – Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippines – Dr.…

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