Beginning in the 1980s, we supported the Government of the Philippines in improving diagnosis, financing, and treatment for TB, decreasing neonatal mortality, and strengthening pharmaceutical systems for more sustainable access to safe, quality-assured, and affordable medicines and health commodities.
Preventing Disease Spread and Protecting Health Workers, Patients, and Communities
To support the Philippines in its COVID-19 response, we developed a set of eLearning modules on infection protection and control, health care waste disposal, and supply chain management for health care workers to bolster their own safety and that of their patients, and to ensure an uninterrupted flow of goods and services in health facilities. Online training between April and September 2020 reached more than 14,000 health workers from public and private health care facilities in all regions of the country, and the modules are now available on the national department of health eLearning platform.
Our work in the Philippines has focused on improving the country’s laboratory network, increasing medicines supply chain efficiency, developing stronger regulatory and information systems, monitoring drug safety, and promoting rational medicine use.