News & Events


Maalaala Mo Kaya (MMK) showcases TDF’s Success Story

TB cases in the Philippines are declining according to WHO

Designing Health Solutions: Participating in Harvard School of Public Health Scholarship By Claudette V. Guray, RMT (AMT)

Mycobacterium tuberculosis Genotyping Program Training

Biosafety Lecture Series

Free TST for the Botanical Garden Community in Makati City

Implementation of DOTS by the private sector


TDF Programs

Research Programme

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 [...]

MDR-TB Active Recruitment

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 [...]

Service Programme

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.

TDF Founder is now an Honorary Member

of The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease

Dr. Thelma Tupasi, founder of the Tropical Disease Foundation, was welcomed as Honorary Member during the 44th Union World Conference on Lung Health last November 3, 2013 in Paris France.

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TB Malaya Launch

TB? Di ba madaling nang gamutin yan? Problema pa din ba yan sa Pilipinas? (TB? Isn’t that easily cured these days? Is that still a problem in the Philippines?)

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About TDF

About TDF

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 [...]

Mission and Vision

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 [...]