Greetings! We would like to invite you to the 8th eHealth PH discussion on dengue, “Ano ang mga Dapat Ipangamba sa Sakit na Dengue?” which will be held through the eHealth PH portal (www.ehealth.ph) on 24 June 2013.
EHealth PH is an online health community launched by the Institute of Philippine Culture-Ateneo de Manila University (IPC-ADMU) and the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development, Department of Science and Technology (PCHRD-DOST).
Dr. Lyndon L. Lee Suy (Department of Health), Dr. Anne Remonte (PhilHealth), Dr. Troy Gepte (Ateneo Graduate School of Government) and Dr. Federico Davila (UERM) will be joining the conference as resource speakers.
Please feel free to invite other groups and individuals that may be interested in the said discussion. We hope you can join us! Thank you very much!
Maria Lourdes M. Santos
On #June26 join us in Basta Run Against #Torture! BASTA RUN FOR A #TortureFreePhilipines
This year’s BRAT will focus on the continuous and intensified campaign to make the Philippines a torture-free zone by ensuring monitoring of all activities and practices in all detention centers – an important step to ensure the effective implementation of the law. Aside from demanding accountability of jail officers and overseers of detention centers in ensuring that torture and ill-treatment is not practiced through formal compliance procedures and education of officers and detainees, the UATC is also proposing a more pro-active positioning in monitoring by all concerned parties with emphasis on government accountability through the community’s participation.
• All participants will assemble at the Bantayog ng Mga Bayani (Quezon Avenue, at the back of Centris) on the 26th of June at around 6:30 am – 7:00 am
• The run will start at 7:00 am sharp
For more details pls visit http://cannotallowtorture.blogspot.com/2013/06/june-26-un-international-day-in-support.html
Pls support BRAT VII for #TortureFreePhilippines:
1. Pls LIKE and SHARE
2. use hashtag #June26 and #TortureFreePhilippines #cannotallowtorture
3. Join BASTA RUN AGAINST TORTURE VII on June 26, 2013
For more information pls contact UATC @:
Pls visit and like UATC on facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/United-Against-Torture-Coalition-UATC-Philippines/141677529192984?fref=ts
UCCP Cosmopolitan Church, June 3, 2013
The HIV Forum was a gathering of faith-based organizations with HIV programs and various advocacy groups as well as individuals like Wango Gallago, a person living with HIV. The aim was to point out clearly the importance of working together to end Stigma, Shame, Denial, Discrimination, Inaction and Misaction, in short SSDMIM.
The said event was attended by the United Nations Organization HIV/AIDS Program (UNAIDS), the World Council Of Churches (
The focus relied on the role of the church in case of dealing with HIV, which until now was more on silencing or ignoring it. Rev. Canon Dr. Gideon B. Byamugisha, who was the first religious leader in Africa who went public about his HIV-positive status in 1992, pointed out the significance of discussing it within the church and outside. The same angle had Rev. Phumzile Mabizela, Executive Director of INERELA, who went for more openness to be able to respond to the needs of people infected with, or affected by HIV.
Another big issue was to show the necessity of education, the support through the family, friends and work which was clearly presented by Wango Gallogo through his "successful" story. When he went public with his HIV-positive status, he got support not only from his family and friends but also from the work, which is not the normal scenario. Instead, people experience stigmatization and discrimination.