October as Mental Health Month, MAG launches Mental Health Photo Contest

October as Mental Health Month, MAG launches Mental Health Photo Contest

  • October 1, 2020

In line with this and October as the Mental Health Month, MAG is launching an AMATEUR PHOTO CONTEST that encourages mental health advocates and service users to participate by expressing themselves through photos that shares their experiences and possible community actions on coping with the ‘new normal’.

Webinar on the Universal Health Care: Access of Filipinos during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Webinar on the Universal Health Care: Access of Filipinos during the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • September 16, 2020

What is Universal Health Care Act (UHC) or R.A. 11223? What can it do to help Filipinos access healthcare? How does the COVID-19 pandemic affect the UHC? How is health care financing in the UHC? This webinar-discussion session entitled “Universal Health Care: Access of Filipinos during Pandemic and Beyond” was held last September 14, 2020 (Monday, 2:00PM-4:00PM). Resource Speakers included: Beverly Ho, MD, MPH (Director, DOH HPCS) Jaime Galvez Tan,

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September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day

  • September 10, 2020

As part of the solidarity for World Suicide Prevention Day, here are some guidance notes on providing first aid response and support for people regarding suicide. These social media cards/ posters contains information by Foundation AWIT, “Mga Patnubay sa Pangunang Lunas sa Pagpapatiwakal para sa Filipinas”, which is a Filipino translation of the Suicide First Aid Guidelines for the Philippines by the Melbourne: Centre of International Mental Health & ORYGEN

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Webinar on the Right to Health Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Webinar on the Right to Health Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • August 17, 2020

Paano nga ba nakakamit ang karapatang pangkalusugan? Paano na ito kung may pandemya? Tara at matuto ukol sa “Karapatang Pangkalusugan sa Panahon ng COVID-19 Pandemic” Isang webinar session ang ginanap noong Agosto 14, 2020 kasama sina: Dr. Aurora Parong ng Amnesty Philippines Mercy de Joya ng Medical Action Group Amy Abcede ng Medical Action Group Edel Hernandez bilang tagapagdaloy Watch the full webinar in this article, or through the MAG

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June 26 is the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

June 26 is the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

  • June 25, 2020

Ngayong June 26 ay ang International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. Higit sampung taon na mula noon naisabatas ang Anti-Torture Law (Republic Act No. 9745(, ngunit tila limitado pa rin ang pagpapatupad nito. Dagsa pa rin ang mga ulat ng patuloy na pagsasagawa ng torture at hindi makataong pagtrato (cruel, inhumane, degrading treatment) kahit na sa panahon ng pandemya. Ang karapatan laban sa torture ay isa sa ating

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Solidarity Night on the 10th Anniversary of the Anti-Torture Law (Republic Act 9745)

Solidarity Night on the 10th Anniversary of the Anti-Torture Law (Republic Act 9745)

  • November 12, 2019

MAG has joined a solidarity night in November 2019, with the UATC and the OMCT, together with Commission of Human Rights (CHR) Commissioner Chito Gascon, on the celebration of the 10th year after the Anti-Torture Law has been signed into law. The activity sis geared towards celebrating the journey of the law, its win, and the call for it to be implemented more strictly. As such, the UATC has released

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Data Presentation and Consultation with the participating DOH Psychiatry Hospitals and Departments

Data Presentation and Consultation with the participating DOH Psychiatry Hospitals and Departments

  • November 3, 2019

MAG has also conducted an activity on data presentation and consultation with the participating DOH hospitals in October 2019 at Metro Manila, in order to consult with the participating hospitals to further improve the initial findings and analysis of the research. Participants of the activity include personnel from our partner DOH Hospitals specifically the following: (i) Hospital or Medical Center Chief; (ii) Training Officer; and (iii) Head of the Psychiatry

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Data Presentation and Consultation with some Mental Health and Patient Support Groups

Data Presentation and Consultation with some Mental Health and Patient Support Groups

  • October 6, 2019

MAG has conducted an activity on data presentation and consultation with partner organizations and advocates in October 2019 at Metro Manila, in order to consult with these groups the initial findings and analysis of the research. Different mental health organizations and patient support groups (both previously engaged and new networks have been invited, which includes the following: Disability Rights Advocates Corner (DRAC) Youth for Mental Health Coalition, Inc. (Y4MH) World

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Commemoration of the 47th year of  Martial Law

Commemoration of the 47th year of Martial Law

  • September 22, 2019

MAG has joined a mobilization in Metro Manila, with the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA), along with other progressive organizations, religious groups and partner communities, on September 2019, to commemorate the Martial Law period through a program where some of the survivor-victims shared their experiences on human rights violations. After this, a religious (Catholic) mass has been held in honor of the victims, survivors, and families of the

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Identifying gaps and challenges in medico legal practice: a multidisciplinary workshop

  • August 2, 2019

A multidisciplinary workshop titled “Increasing Competence on Documentation: A multidisciplinary workshop on medico legal” is held on July 31-August 1, 2019 to primarily identify the gaps and challenges in the medico legal practice in the country and to get physicians and other stakeholders on board in the establishment of the medico legal reviewer (MLR) teams in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The workshop also meant to develop necessary guidelines and protocols

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