USAID and DOH Launch Philippines’ First Mobile App for Mental Health

Manila, October 15, 2021 – In celebration of National Mental Health Week, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Philippine Department of Health (DOH) launched Lusog-Isip – the country’s first mobile application for mental health and self-care.    Lusog-Isip aims to expand access to culturally adapted, evidence-based tools and interventions on mental health.    Developed by USAID and DOH in response to ...
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United States Donates RT-PCR Extraction Kits to Philippine Genome Center

Manila, August 27, 2021 – The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), turned over RT-PCR extraction kits equivalent to 3,000 tests to the Philippine Genome Center.  These RT-PCR extraction kits will help strengthen COVID-19 testing and genomic surveillance in the Philippines. USAID Philippines Office of Health Director Michelle Lang-Alli handed over ...
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U.S. Launches Delivery of Php24 Million in ICU Beds to Support Philippine COVID-19 Response

Manila, July 15, 2021 — On July 15, U.S. Embassy in the Philippines Chargé d’Affaires (CDA) John Law officially turned over 420 intensive care unit (ICU) beds, valued at Php23.9 million ($498,000), to Philippine Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III at the Department of Health compound. The donation, provided by the U.S. Indo-Pacific ...
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DOH and USAID Launch E-Learning Platform to Improve Health Care Education

  Manila, October 25,  2019 — The Department of Health (DOH), in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), formally launched the DOH Academy’s e-learning platform, which will standardize core training content for health workers through online learning modules centralized in one location. The first of its kind in the Philippines, the ...
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U.S. and Philippine Governments Launch Food for Progress Program

Manila, September 30, 2019 —The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today launched a new Food for Progress project focused on strengthening sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) regulatory systems in the Philippines.  On Friday, September 27, visiting U.S. Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney met with Philippine Under Secretary of ...
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U.S. Government and DOH Celebrate Improved Health of Filipino Families

U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim and Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III are joined by (L-R) DOH Assistant Secretary Lyndon Lee Suy, DOH ARMM Secretary Kadil Sinolinding, U.S. Agency for International Development Mission Director Lawrence Hardy II and Commission on Population Executive Director JP Perez III to open an exhibit highlighting ...
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USAID and Department of Health Celebrate Accomplishments of Partnership for Tuberculosis Control

U.S. Ambassador Sung Kim (center) formally hands over tuberculosis technical assistance packages to Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III (right) during the completion ceremony of U.S. Agency for International Development’s Innovations and Multi-Sectoral Partnerships to Achieve Control of Tuberculosis project, as USAID Philippines Mission Director Lawrence Hardy II (left) looks on. Manila, March 21, ...
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First Annual U.S.-PH Patient Day Highlights Positive Impact of U.S. Medical Technology in the Philippines

Makati City, April 7, 2017 — The U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, in collaboration with U.S. healthcare partners, held the first annual U.S.-Philippines Patient Day on April 5, 2017.  The event showcased the impact that U.S. medical equipment innovations and technologies are making on patients in the Philippines.  To create ...
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