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USAID Honors PH as Champion in the Global Fight Versus TB
March 23, 2015

On March 24, 2015, in recognition of World TB Day, Embassy Manila’s U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will honor the Philippines Department of Health (DOH) for its achievements in the global fight against tuberculosis (TB), which annually kills 27,000 Filipinos and 1.5 million people worldwide. Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Cuisia Jr. will accept the TB Champion award on behalf of DOH at a ceremony to be held in Washington, D.C.

At a local counterpart awarding ceremony celebrating World TB Day on March 23, 2015 in Batangas City, DOH Secretary Janette Garin accepted the TB Champion award from USAID/Philippines Mission Director Gloria D. Steele.

“The United States is a proud member of the global partnership to eliminate this disease, improving access to life-saving drugs and giving people the chance to live healthy, productive lives,” remarked Director Steele.

April 27, 2014

Isabela Province in the Cagayan Valley is the country’s top corn producer. Climate Change poses long-term threats to the livelihoods of farmers and to national food security. According to PAGASA, the 2050 scenario in Isabela will result in a 1.9 to 2.1 C increase in temperature; a 29% decrease in mean rainfall for dry months and a 1.7% to 25.1% increase in rainfall for wet months. 

April 27, 2014

The Private Sector Mobilization for Family Health Project – Phase 2 (PRISM2) is part of the United States Agency for International Development’s continuing initiative to build enduring public-private partnerships that would assure Filipinos the availability of and access to quality modern family planning (FP) and maternal and child health (MCH) products and services.

April 25, 2014

While a global decline in HIV incidence from 1999 to 2009 was reported by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), the Philippines is one of seven countries where there was an observed increase of more than 25 percent for the same period. In the past five years, reported new cases have spiked among MSM and PWID.

April 25, 2014

In the Philippines, the Government’s 2011 Family Health Survey showed that maternal mortality increased from 162 to 221 deaths per 100,000 live births between 2006 and 2011. The unmet need for effective family planning (FP) services was a major contributor to the increase in maternal mortality.

April 25, 2014

MindanaoHealth is a five-year (2013-2018) United States Agency for International Development (USAID) health service delivery strengthening project implemented by Jhpiego-an affiliate of the Johns Hopkins University. It supports the Department of Health (DOH)-led scale up of high-impact services and client-centered information to improve child health and nutrition, to reduce maternal and infant deaths and to decrease the number of unmet need for family planning services, especially among the lowest wealth quintiles, and conflict-affected areas in Mindanao by increasing the uptake of integrated MNCHN/FP services at household level, in communities and at both public and private facilities.

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Last updated: March 26, 2015

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