The forum was a morning of engaging and spirited discussions, valuable inputs, and insights.

Health Futures Foundation, Inc. (HFI) holds a Forum on NCD Innovations and Good Practices: Experiences from Eastern Samar last 25 November 2019, Monday, at Ballroom 4, Sheraton Manila Bay, in Malate, Manila. It was well attended by 38 people coming from Department of Health (DOH) Central Office and selected regional offices, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), the academe, public health specialists, civil society organizations, Commission on Population, clinical specialists, and partners. The forum was a morning of engaging and spirited discussions, valuable inputs, and insights.


The forum started with an invocation. HFI Treasurer Mr. Tomas Africa welcomed the guests of the forum. The forum highlighted the following topics:

  • Overview of the Project by Dr. Jaime Galvez Tan
  • NCD Innovations by Dr. Jaima Galvez Tan
  • NCD Good Practices by Dr. Madison Dominguez
  • Responsibilities of the LGU in the Sustainability of the Project by Mayor Melchor Mergal
  • Effects and Results by Dr. Jaime Galvez Tan

Members of the panel of reactors also gave their reactions and recommendations on the topics discussed. The panel of reactors included the following: (1) Department of Health Director Napoleon Arevalo, (2) PhilHealth Senior Vice President Dr. Israel Pargas, and (3) UP Manila College of Nursing Dean Sheila Bonito.

This was followed by an open forum. The open forum focused on the steps on the sustainability, replication, and partnerships in order to implement a successful NCD project. The program ended with a closing remark by Dr. Ramon Pedro Paterno and a message from Direct Relief Philippines Program Specialist, Ms. Ledrolen Manriquez.


The forum is part of the project entitled, “Post-Haiyan Integrated Non-Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Program in Salcedo, Eastern Samar”, which was started last August 2016. For updates on the NCD Project, visit HFI’s Facebook page.

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