PBSP, through its Advancing Client-centered Care and Expanding Sustainable Services for TB (ACCESS TB) Project, turned over a KonsulTayo mobile clinic van to the Department of Health – Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) on June 20, 2023.
PBSP ACCESS TB and DOH-CHD CALABARZON continue to strengthen the TB control program and ensure that the diagnostic facilities are accessible and equipped with the necessary tools to detect TB cases in the region accurately. This KonsulTayo mobile clinic van will provide free chest x-ray, specimen collection and transportation, Electrocardiogram (ECG), and other primary care services to communities of various cities and municipalities of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon (CALABARZON).
Present during the event were Elvin Ivan Y. Uy, PBSP Executive Director; Dr. Ariel I. Valencia, DOH-CHD Regional Director; Dr. Leda M. Hernandez, DOH-CHD Assistant Regional Director; Dr. Evamarie V. Torio, Infectious Disease Unit Head; Dr. Marie Elena G. Castillo-Gonzales, Chief, Local Health Support Division; Racel Carreon, Chief, Management Support Division; Syrus S. Silvestre, PBSP ACCESS TB Strategy and Area Manager, and Randolf Palomique, PBSP ACCESS TB Regional Team Leader.
Over the past few months, PBSP ACCESS TB has successfully delivered KonsulTayo mobile clinic vans to various Local Governments, City and Municipality Health Departments in Pampanga, Pangasinan, Cotabato, and Butuan.
This initiative to scale up the country’s ongoing pandemic response, and support major interventions in achieving a better health system in the country is part of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, through its COVID-19 Response Mechanism (C19RM) program.
About Philippine Business for Social Progress
Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) is the country’s largest business-led NGO and operates at the nexus of corporate citizenship, sustainable development, and poverty reduction. Established in 1970, PBSP remains a consultant and partner of choice of companies and donors.
PBSP endeavors to improve the overall well-being of Filipinos through interventions that provide them access to essential health services. Over the years, the organization implemented projects focusing on reducing maternal and child mortality, improving nutrition among children, and finding and treating people with tuberculosis.
PBSP, through its Advancing Client-centered Care and Expanding Sustainable Services for TB (ACCESS TB) is a three-year project (2021-2023) funded by The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. ACCESS TB aims to reduce TB prevalence, incidence, and mortality by providing comprehensive quality TB care for all Filipinos.
Through this grant, PBSP is able to provide free diagnostics and treatment services to drug-susceptible and multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) cases in the country by expanding access to hundreds of MDR-TB diagnostic and treatment centers, engaging thousands of private doctors, training thousands of healthcare providers, establishing TB in the Workplace policies and programs, and implementing Community Rights and Gender (CRG) interventions.
PBSP ACCESS TB continuously strives to find the missing TB cases in the public and private sectors as part of its goal to contribute to the Department of Health’s mission to end TB in the country.