The Philppines Health Systems in Transition (HiT) review IInd Edition launched
APO launched the second edition of the Philippines HiT during the 17th National Health Research Forum for Action in Manila on 20th September 2018.
His Excellency Dr Francisco Duque III, Secretary of Health received a copy of the HiT which was partially funded by a grant from EU. Dr Nima Asgari, APO director and Dr Viroj Tangcharoensathien gave a brief summary of APO activities and the process of developing the HiT to the 150 or so participants. This was followed and Dr Mario Villaverde, Undersecretary of Heath and one of the authors who presented highlights of the HiT. The launch concluded with a panel discussion involving authors, editors and representatives of ADB, WHO and EU to discuss current challenges of the Philippines health system.
Full report of Philippines Health System Review English