This virtual webinar will discuss two PIDS studies, namely, “An Assessment of the Expanded Program on Immunization in the Philippines: Challenges and Ways Forward” and “Primary Health Care for Noncommunicable Diseases in the Philippines”.
The authors of the first study, PIDS Research Fellow Dr. Valerie Gilbert Ulep and PIDS Supervising Research Specialist Jhanna Uy, evaluated the country’s expanded program on immunization in terms of coverage, timeliness, and equity of administration. They also probed into the implementation of the program by identifying supply-side challenges that could have hindered the achievement of national immunization targets.
In their second study, Ulep and Uy, and coauthor PIDS Research Analyst Mr. Lyle Casas, assessed the readiness of the country’s primary health care system in managing noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), such as cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes. They identified specific challenges in governance, financing, service delivery, and health human resources that hinder the realization of a comprehensive and continuous delivery of NCD services in local communities.
The full studies may be downloaded from these links:
An Assessment of the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) in the Philippines: Challenges and Ways Forward presented by Ms. Jhanna Uy, Supervising Research Specialist, Philippine Institute for Development Studies
Primary Care for Noncommunicable Diseases in the Philippines presented by Dr. Valerie Gilbert Ulep, Research Fellow, Philippine Institute for Development Studies
Reaction of Dr. Maria Rosario Sylvia Uy, Lead, Non-Communicable Disease Subgroup, Disease Prevention and Control Bureau (DPCB), Department of Health
Reaction of Dr. Kim Patrick Tejano, National Immunization Program Manager and Medical Officer IV, DPCB, Department of Health
Reaction of Ms. Anna Liza De Leon, Senior Social Insurance Specialist, Quality Assurance Group, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation
The recording of this webinar may be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/PIDS.PH/videos/460568465216019.