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The UP Manila Community Health and Development Program (UP CHDP)

A workshop group during a Barangay Assembly in San Juan in 2006. This was one of several groups that were discussing “My Vision Of A Healthy Community.” Photo courtesy of Dr. Anthony G.H. Cordero.
The UP CHDP is the UP Manila unit mandated by the University to enter into partnerships with Philippine municipalities to set up and maintain community-based health programs (CBHPs) that will benefit both parties. It provides the site for UP faculty, staff and students’ curricular (academic) immersion and service activities.
In 2007, the UP CHDP was revived by then UP Manila Chancellor Ramon L. Arcadio. The UP CHDP Conceptual …

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UPM breaks ground for new P1B NIH building

Ceremonial groundbreaking by officials (from left to right): UP Manila (UPM) Vice Chancellor for Planning and Development Michael Tee, UP President Pascual, UPM Chancellor Padilla, PERI Director Cubillan, and UPM Vice Chancellor for Research and NIH Executive Director Eva Maria Cutiongco-dela Paz. Photo by Misael Bacani.
UP President Alfredo Pascual called it “our biggest infrastructure project.” He was referring to the new National Institutes of Health (NIH) building in UP Manila (UPM) at the groundbreaking ceremony held on July 20.
The University has allocated P1 billion for the construction of this 15-level structure. The current NIH building is more than 100 years …

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UP Manila, DOH and HSP to hold Hepatitis Forum on 3 Nov

The Department of Health (DOH), in cooperation with the Hepatology Society of the Philippines (HSP) and the University of the Philippines Manila-National Institutes of Health (UPM-NIH), will hold a forum, “Forging Partnerships To Combat Chronic Viral Hepatitis: A Partners Forum”, on 3 November 2015 to discuss the various components of a comprehensive multisectoral response to the problem of Hepatitis B and C in the country. It will be held from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.
Aside from the organizing agencies, participants will come from the World Health Organization (WHO), DOLE-Occupational Safety and …

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Treat survivors quickly: doctor

Ahealth expert from the University of the Philippines (UP) Manila said authorities should keep an eye on evacuees from typhoon-ravaged Eastern Visayas for they might be carrying parasitic diseases with them.
Dr. Vicente Belizario Jr., the UP National Institutes of Health executive director, said physicians should thoroughly check the survivors if they have illnesses caused by parasites like worms.
“When they come to Cebu, the health workers need to catch them and be able to provide assistance to evacuees,” he said. “If they are not yet treated in Leyte and Samar, they need to be treated where they evacuate so they could …

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