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Designing Health Solutions: Participating in Harvard School of Public Health Scholarship By Claudette V. Guray, RMT (AMT)
In line with our commitment to produce quality researches while providing service, Tropical Disease Foundation, Inc. (TDF) has been active in conducting clinical trials and researches in the field of Tuberculosis. At present, TDF is involved in a study that assesses the effectivity of a new diagnostic tool for detecting TB in sputum and comparison [...]
The project initiated by TDF aimed at diagnosing TB and MDRTB early by maximizing the use of available rapid TB diagnostics. Eventually, early treatment will be afforded to the patient and in a larger scale, minimize transmission of the disease. Recruitment activity has been going on for more than 11 months and the tests are [...]
The TDF is a pioneer in the Private Public Mix DOTS, establishing a DOTS clinic at the Makati Medical Center, in collaboration with the Department of Health, Makati Medical Center, and the Barangay San Lorenzo.
A Sign of Hope, A Promise to the Future
2012 World TB Day Celebration
Last 23rd of March, 2012 marked the annual celebration of World TB Day here in the Philippines, held this year at the New Bilibid Prisons Sunken Garden. The theme for this year’s celebration was: “No TB Today, Tomorrow, Ever”, with the focus on the program of Tuberculosis (TB) in prisons. The incidence of TB in prisons has gained importance; with 158 inmates having been diagnosed with Pulmonary Tuberculosis at the New Bilibid Prisons in the first quarter of this year alone.
Free TST for the Botanical Garden Community in Makati City
The Tropical Disease Foundation, Inc. (TDF), in collaboration with Barangay Pio Del Pilar, conducted its first Tuberculin Skin Testing (TST) community outreach project for the Botanical garden community located at the back of the Philippine Institute of Tuberculosis Building (PIT).
The Tropical Disease Foundation (TDF) is a private, non-stock, non-profit science foundation organized in 1984. Since then, it has become a leading institution in the implementation of research, service, and training projects in infectious diseases. The TDF has undertaken studies in pneumonia in children, Hepatitis B Virus infection, and antimicrobial resistance. In recent years, tuberculosis [...]
The Tropical Disease Foundation, Inc. (TDF) is a private, non-stock, non-profit organization founded in 1984 by a group of physicians in the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine. The founding chairman was Dr. Jesus Azurin, then Secretary of Health. Through a Memorandum of Agreement with the Makati Medical Center (MMC) in 1987, the TDF transferred to [...]
Vision Equitable universal access to health for national prosperity. Mission National and local community development through research, training, service, and healthcare delivery in the prevention and control of infectious diseases of public health importance. The TDF’s Thrusts To conduct research, training and service in infectious diseases of public health importance To enter into partnership with [...]