ACCESS Health Philippines opens its 2nd Tuberculosis Clinic in Mandaluyong City
ACCESS Health Philippines, together with its implementing partner Innovations for Community Health, successfully opened its second Kalinga Health Hub in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila on November 25, 2020. This clinic will serve as a high-quality diagnosis and treatment facility featuring a centralized laboratory connected to a network of private providers. This scale-up project, which received a grant from StopTB Partnership, aims to replicate the successes from its pilot implementation site in Marikina City by helping increase TB case detection and notification rates with private sector involvement. Likewise, it will deepen public-private cooperation and harness economies of scale through having two sites.
The launch was attended by partners from both the local and national government as well as agencies including the Mandaluyong City Health Department and Department of Health. ACCESS Health Philippines was represented by its Program Manager, Miggy Marasigan, and Program Associate Olan Junio. To mark the momentous occasion, Country Director of ACCESS Health Southeast Asia Sejal Mistry delivered a pre-recorded message to thank our partner institutions and organizations.