The Philippines is considered a high-burden tuberculosis (TB) country by the World Health Organization’s Global Tuberculosis Report 2012.
LuzonHealth (Integrated Maternal, Neonatal, Child Health and Nutrition/Family Planning Regional Project in Luzon) is a five-year United States Agency for International Development health service strengthening project implemented by RTI International. The project supports the Department of Health (DOH)-led scale-up of high-impact services and client-centered information to reduce maternal and infant deaths, improve child health and nutrition and meet the demand for modern family planning services.
The Philippine Government, through the Department of Health (DOH), development partners, civil society and other stakeholders today reaffirmed their commitment to end preventable child deaths and eliminate maternal mortality in the country.
On behalf of the U.S. Government, I thank you for the privilege to join you today as we renew a noble promise. In 1990, the Philippines, along with 175 countries around the globe, pledged at the World Summit for Child Survival and Development to save women and children from dying of preventable causes. Since then, the Philippines has made significant progress to reduce child mortality. From 1998 to 2011, deaths among children under the age of 5 decreased from 48 for every 1,000 live births to 30.
The City Government of Batangas in cooperation with U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has launched an innovative payment system that will enable 4,000 business owners in the city to pay their business taxes using their mobile phones.
Last updated: January 30, 2015