2017 CALL FOR SOLUTIONS

We are searching for community-based solutions that are improving healthcare.
If you have developed and are implementing a healthcare solution, we want to learn from you!
Please click below to submit your solution through our online SIHI share platform.
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PHILIPPINES

We are searching for local solutions improving healthcare delivery in the Philippines

CONTINENT
Asia

phillipines

Country
Philippines

The University of the Philippines Manila Social Innovation in Health Hub and the Philippines’ Department of Health are partnering with the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) hosted at the World Health Organization (WHO) and co-sponsored by UNDP, UNICEF, the World Bank, and WHO.

THE CHALLENGE FACING
THE PHILIPPINES

Significant gains have been achieved in improving the health of the Filipinos over the last 50 years. However, challenges remain for delivering quality health services, especially in geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas. The economic burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases continues to increase, exacerbated by high out of pocket payments. Emerging and re-emerging infectious tropical diseases pose a threat to public health and individual patient safety, with lack of adequate funding and innovation for prevention and treatment.

 

Are you a community organization, a health worker, a business owner, a student or a government worker who has implemented a community-based solution that has made healthcare more inclusive, effective or affordable?

WE ARE SEARCHING FOR LOCAL SOLUTIONS IMPROVING HEALTHCARE DELIVERY IN THE PHILIPPINES

THESE SOLUTIONS COULD ADDRESS
PRIORITY HEALTH ISSUES SUCH AS

Infectious diseases of poverty including tuberculosis

HIV and AIDS

Patient safety

Improving affordability, equity, and access to health care

If you have developed and are implementing a solution to this challenge, we want to learn from you!

Please click below to submit your solution through our online SIHI share platform.

By sharing your solution with us, you could benefit in several ways

Be recognised by national and global health policy makers

 

Have a case study published on your solution

 

Be featured in a WHO/TDR film on social innovation in Philippines

 

Meet other social innovators in the Philippines and become part of the UP Manila -Social Innovation in Health Hub

5 JUNE 2017
Solution Sharing Opens

 

 

04 AUGUST 2017 
Solution Sharing Closes (5pm PHT)

AUGUST 2017
Expert panel review and selection of high impact solutions

 

6 SEPTEMBER 2017
Top solutions announced

11 SEPTEMBER  2017 – 11 NOVEMBER 2017
Visit to selected projects; Case study research

 

NOVEMBER 2017
Innovators to present to the Philippines National Department of Health

SELECTION PANEL MEMBERS

DR. BEVERLY LORRAINE HO

 

Panel member: National Ministry of Health
Organisation: Department of Health

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Dr Beverly Ho currently serves as the Chief of the Research Division at Health Policy Development and Planning Bureau of Department of Health. She is an alumna of UP Manila College of Medicine and obtained her Masters degree in Public Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

DR. EDUARDO C. JANAIRO

 

Panel member: District Ministry of Health
Organisation: Department of Health Regional Office IV-B

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Dr. Janairo currently serves as the Director of Department of Health Regional Office IV-B: MIMAROPA He holds a Master’s degree in Public Health Management

DR. OFELIA C. ABSIN

 

Panel member: Frontline health practitioner
Organisation: Leyte Provincial Health Office

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Dr. Absin is the Provincial Health Officer of the Province of Leyte in Eastern Visayas. She is a Diplomate of the Philippine Academy of Family Physicians.

DR. MARY ANN D. LANSANG

 

Panel member: Academic with expertise on the health challenge
Organisation: College of Medicine, UP Manila

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Dr. Lansang is a retired Professor of Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology at the UP Manila College of Medicine. She serves as a member of various technical committees in the Department of Health and as a member of the WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Health Science and Technology Policy.

DR. MARISSA M. ALEJANDRIA

 

Panel member: Academic with expertise on the health challenge
Organisation: College of Medicine, UP Manila

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Dr. Alajandria is the Director of Institute of Clinical Epidemiology in the UP Manila College of Medicine. She is also an infectious disease specialist and holds a Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Epidemiology.

DR. ALELI D. KRAFT

 

Panel member: Business / entrepreneurship practitioner from private sector
Organisation: University of the Philippines Diliman School of Economics

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Dr. Kraft is a professor at the University of the Philippines School of Economics. She obtained her Ph.D. in Economics degree in the same institution in 1997. Her research interests include microeconomics, health economics as well as impact evaluation.

DR. ALVIN B. MARCELO

 

Panel member: Expert in mobile or e-health technology
Organisation: Asia eHealth Information Network

Medical Informatics Unit, UP Manila

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Dr. Marcelo is the Executive Director of Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN) and serves as the Chief Medical Information Officer of St. Luke’s Medical Center. He established the Master of Science in Health Informatics program in UP Manila and conducted local and international research in the field of eHealth and health information systems development. He took his postdoctoral fellowship in medical informatics at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland. Recently, he was elected member of International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics (IAHSI).

DR. BELEN L. DOFITAS

 

Panel member: Social innovator in health
Organisation: College of Medicine, UP Manila

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A board certified dermatologist and clinical epidemiologist. Project leader of Partners in Leprosy Action (PILA) of the Philippine Leprosy Mission which was awarded by WHO TDR as one of the top 24 projects in Asia, Latin America and Africa for the Social Innovation in Health Initiative.

DR. IRIS THIELE ISIP-TAN

 

Panel member: Social innovator in health

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Dr. Isip-Tan is a clinician and a professor at the University of the Philippines Manila. She also concurrently serves as the Director of Interactive Learning Center and Chief of Medical Informatics Unit of UP Manila College of Medicine. She holds a Master of Science degree in health informatics – medical informatics track.

MR. JOSEF DE GUZMAN

 

Panel member: Person affected by the health challenge (family member or patient)

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Mr. De Guzman is currently the president of Psoriasis Philippines (PsorPhil) and also president of PsorAsiaPacific. He is also the chairman of World Psoriasis Day SC, treasurer of International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA). He is a member of the Philippine Alliance of Persons with Chronic Illness (PAPCI) and is a member of the Board of MeTA Philippines.

DR. BERNADETTE J. MADRID

 

Panel member: Civil society representative (community leader)
Organisation: Child Protection Unit, UP PGH

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Dr. Madrid is currently the Director of the Child Protection Unit of the University of the Philippines Manila – Philippine General Hospital. She is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the UP College of Medicine. She is also the Executive Director of the Child Protection Unit Network, an NGO that supports the training of Child Protection Professionals and the development of Child Protection Units in the Philippines.

DR. SUSAN P. MERCADO

 

Panel member: Person affected by the health challenge (family member or patient)
Organisation: WHO-WPRO

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Dr. Mercado is the former director of the division of NCD and Health through the life course, WHO Office for the Western Pacific Region. As the director, she oversaw teams of international public health experts who work with governments in 37 countries and areas in Asia and the Pacific on: health promotion; non-communicable diseases and their risk factors (tobacco, alcohol, diet and physical activity); mental health and substance abuse among others. Prior to her work in WHO, she served as Undersecretary and Chief of Staff of the Department of Health, Republic of the Philippines. She has worked in the nongovernmental (NGO) sector on various public health concerns including urban primary health care, disaster medicine, community based health.

Thank you for your interest in sharing your solution with the Social Innovation in Health Initiative (SIHI). If you have any more questions, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions section.

TO LEARN MORE AND SEE OTHER EXAMPLES OF SOCIAL INNOVATION IN HEALTH VISIT one of the case studies below.