Kaugnay ng pahayag mula sa Kongreso na unahin ang mga politiko na mabakunahan laban sa COVID-19, iginiit ni Medical Action Group Chairperson Dr. Nemuel Fajutagana na huwag gamitin ang pagbabakuna bilang instrumento sa pagsusulong ng pampulitikal na interes. Sa halip, dapat tiyakin ang transparency sa pamamahagi nito upang masiguro na makatatanggap ang mga prayoridad na sektor, lalo na ang mga bulnerableng sektor.
MAG is one with all health and human rights organizations to demand the administration to #StandUpforHumanRights through upholding the universal rights of every Filipino. #AllHumanRIghtsForAll
In celebration of the National Children’s Month 2020, the United Against Torture Coalition (UATC)-Philippines launched a webinar, Anti Terror Act of 2020 and Its Impacts on Children, that aims to raise awareness on what is Anti-Terror Act of 2020 and its effects on children. Watch the full webinar in this article, or through MAG Youtube Channel. The online webinar started with the presentation of Atty. Gian Arabejo, from Alternative Law
MAG launched an online course to enhance the capacity of participating physicians on medical certification of death. This in line with the Department of Health Administrative Order No. 2020-0008 (DOH AO 2020-0008), that establishes the practice of moral and ethical accountability of physicians in accomplishing a Certificate of Death.
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’.
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,
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
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
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
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