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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has scaled up its partnership with the private sector to promote health-seeking behavior among the most vulnerable population through a kick-off event with Asia’s premier coating manufacturer, Nippon Paint, recently at Binangonan Rural Health Unit.

Through the USAID-TBIHSS, implemented by FHI 360, eight TB-DOTS clinics across the country were selected to be repainted with murals and messaging depicting the Department of Health’s Healthy Lungs campaign, which sought to create a welcoming space among patients seeking treatment for tuberculosis.

Joegene Mangilaya, 31, and Daisy Dapadap, 43, both have something in common. Aside from already being cured of TB, they belong to different TB organizations that serve the community by providing delivery service and proper information.

“This is the perfect time to serve the people,” said Joegene, who was diagnosed with Drug-Resistant TB (DRTB) last February 2022 and was completely cured last December 2022. He has been a member of TB People Philippines for the last month.

In an effort to raise awareness of Tuberculosis (TB) and that it can be cured, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through its TB Innovations and Health Systems Strengthening (USAID’s TBIHSS) Project has come out with stories of hope, revival and healing for individuals facing the condition.

USAID’s TBIHSS is a five-year project designed to bring a dynamic and strategic approach to accelerate the fight against TB in the Philippines.

A cough is one of the most frequent ailments for which individuals contact family doctors or general practitioners. It is, in fact, the body's defensive response when anything irritates the airways or the throat.

Even though the occasional cough is normal, a chronic cough lasting for several weeks, or months should be investigated by a doctor, more so, if accompanied by other symptoms like fever, difficulty of breathing, blood in the sputum or weight loss. To make matters more confusing, oftentimes, the presentation of cough in other diseases or conditions is the same with tuberculosis (TB).

TONDO, MANILA -- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Department of Health (DOH), the local government of Manila, and other implementing partners, kicked off a series of events that provided primary healthcare services and promoted healthy habits among residents of Barangay 20, Tondo, Manila, from November 14 - December 2, 2022.

QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES (November 14, 2022) -- The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has recognized top performing hospitals and laboratories with the highest number of clients tested for TB using the WHO-recommend GeneXpert machine. Among these were De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute, Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center, and Hi-Precision Diagnostics.


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