The Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP) attended the DOH’s event, "Moving Forward Together: Public Health Services Team and Partners' Meeting," held on January 25, 2023, at Casa Ibarra in Manila. The Department of Health (DOH) organized the meeting to discuss the health sector strategy and programs.
PAP was represented by Dr. Lolina Badjin and Ms. Joanne Trina Moreno-Javier, who are PAP Board of Trustees members.
The meeting was attended by representatives from various health sectors, including the public and private sectors. The DOH presented current programs in place and the strategic plan (5-Year Plan) for the health sector.
The DOH also gave updates on the CDC Bill, which was then in its technical working group phase. The CDC Bill is a proposed law that would create a Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Philippines.
The implications of the CDC Bill for PAP and the information was sent to the PAP Board of Trustees for reference.
The meeting was a productive discussion of the health sector strategy. PAP is committed to working with the DOH to implement this strategy and improve the health of all Filipinos.