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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TBpeople Philippines Case-Finding Campaign at Caloocan City Business High School (Urduja Health Center)

The TBpeople Philippines Case-Finding Campaign, a collaborative effort between various stakeholders, successfully provided TB screenings and diagnostic testing for teaching and non-teaching school staff at Caloocan City Business High School (Urduja Health Center). This initiative, borne out of a request by the CCBHS club SIPAG, exemplifies the power of teamwork in safeguarding public health.

Campaign Objectives:

  • Conduct TB screenings using X-ray services for school staff.
  • Perform rapid diagnostic testing (Truenat) for TB detection.
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TBpeople Philippines at MSF-Doctors Without Borders World TB Day Celebration

TBpeople Philippines was honored to participate in this year’s World TB Day celebration hosted by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), also known as Doctors Without Borders. Under the theme “YES! We Can End TB: Empower and Engage TB Key Affected Populations to End TB,” the event served as a platform to galvanize engagement among Key Affected Populations (KAP) and patient support groups in our collective pursuit of a TB-free community. We extend our gratitude to MSF for organizing such a meaningful and impactful gathering.…

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TBpeople Davao attend the City Government Caravan in Davao

On March 23, 2025, TBpeople Davao President Ms. Cherry Florida represented TBpeople Philippines at a City Government Caravan held in Barangay Talomo, Davao City.

The event provided Ms. Florida with a valuable opportunity to connect with local government officials. A key highlight was her meeting with Mayor Sebastian Duterte of Davao City. During their interaction, Ms. Florida introduced TBpeople Philippines’ mission and the organization’s various initiatives aimed at combating TB.

She also expressed interest in a potential courtesy call with Mayor Duterte in the future.…

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Philippine Country Coordinating Mechanism (PCCM) Improved Networking to Sustain Meaningful Engagement in Davao

To enhance the meaningful engagement of tuberculosis key populations, our dedicated TBpeople Philippines Davao President, Ms. Cherry Florida, and Vice President, Mr. Otreblide Lisac are participated in the 2-day Philippine Country Coordinating Mechanism (PCCM) Improved Networking to Sustain Meaningful Engagement. The focus of the event is on improving networking strategies to sustain the fight against tuberculosis in the country.

The event serves as a platform for stakeholders from diverse backgrounds to exchange knowledge, share best practices, and collaborate on innovative approaches to tuberculosis advocacy.…

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TBpeople Davao and PCCM Conducts Site Visits in Davao

TBpeople Davao in collaboration with the (PCCM) has been conducting site visits in Davao. The primary objective of these visits is to ensure that all activities funded by the Global Fund are being implemented according to set guidelines and standards.

By engaging in site visits, Mr. Victor Tudtud, Officer of TBpeople Davao and the PCCM aim to strengthen monitoring efforts and ensure accountability in the execution of GF projects. This hands-on approach allows them to address any issues or challenges faced by project implementers promptly, thus facilitating smooth project implementation.…

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TBpeople Philippines at USAID’s TBIHSS Project Event

TBpeople Philippines was honored to participate in the “Beyond Borders: Innovations in Action” and “Engaging Private Sector to Support TB Elimination in the Philippines” events hosted by The USAID’s TB Innovations and Health Systems Strengthening (TBIHSS) Project, managed by Family Health International (FHI) 360. These back-to-back learning and dissemination events took place on March 20-22, 2024, at the Rizal Park Hotel-Manila.

The objectives of these insightful gatherings were multifaceted:

1. *Presenting Project Achievements:* Reflecting on the accomplishments of the TBIHSS project over the past seven years.…

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Building Bridges Between Mental Health and TB Care: ASSIST Launches TB MIND Asia Project

TBpeople Philippines was recently invited to the project launch of the Tuberculosis-Mental Health Integration Initiative Development – Asia (TB MIND ASIA) project held at Dusit Thani in Makati City. The project launch was spearheaded by the Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST).

This gathering brought together honored guests and experts in the field of healthcare, including TBpeople Philippines President and Founder Ms. Eloisa Zepeda-Teng, Department of Health Undersecretary Mr.…

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Largest Human Lung Formation in the Philippines Sets Sights on Guinness Book of World Records

TBpeople Philippines is deeply grateful for the opportunity to be part of a truly historic event—an event that has achieved a Guinness World Record and brought immense pride to the Philippines and the Department of Health (Philippines). This phenomenal accomplishment, known as the Largest Human Lung Formation, stands as a testament to the united efforts and commitment of all involved.

The moment that truly embodied the spirit of this nationwide mission occurred on March 16, 2024, at the prestigious Quirino Grand Stand in Manila.…

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Regional Dialogue at UN High-Level Meeting Commitments on Tuberculosis

The Stop TB Partnership and the Department of Health Philippines co-hosted a significant Regional Dialogue in Sofitel Manila, Philippines, that served as a springboard for strategizing and taking action toward achieving the UN High-Level Meeting Commitments on Tuberculosis (TB).

One of the highlights of the event was the participation of Mr. Joegene V. Mangilaya from TBpeople Philippines. Mr. Mangilaya’s presence at this significant meeting underscores the important role TB survivors play in the fight against the disease.…

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