Philippines

Region

Highlights

  • Helping the National TB Program (NTP) and National TB Reference Library update the Philippines Strategic Plan for TB Control, including a plan to scale up its laboratory network, improve services, and add new TB diagnostics

  • Supporting the NTP in more accurately quantifying and forecasting the annual need for drug-resistant TB medicines and laboratory supplies, including DOTS (directly observed short treatment) kits for adults and children. This included implementing QuanTB, an electronic system to help plan and procure supplies for TB treatment

  • Assisting in clinical management training on new medicines to treat multi-drug resistant TB. Philippines was one of the first countries to develop guidelines for active surveillance of the safety of the new regimens.

  • Developing a local governance model, the Barangay Health Council, to help the province of Quezon build local capacity to manage supplies for TB diagnosis and treatment. The effort covered 1.1 million people, 35% of Quezon’s population.

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Our Projects

Project Name Health Systems Health Areas Date
The Medicines, Technologies, and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) Program Pharmaceutical 2018 - 2023
Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program
Completed
Pharmaceutical , Financing Health Services, Global Health Security Malaria, Tuberculosis, HIV & AIDS, Women, Children, and Adolescents' Health 2011 - 2018

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