A Study on Quality of Certificate of Death in the Philippines

A Study on Quality of Certificate of Death in the Philippines

  • February 6, 2020

This scoping study tackles the quality and procedures in the issuance of Certificate of Death (also known as Municipal Form 103), especially on cases of death under non-natural causes. The research aims: to check if the standard on the death certification is compliant; to determine the real cause and manner of death but to ascertain or refute an official police report about the incident; and to recommend for stricter regulation

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ANG PASYENTE AY MAY KARAPATANG… (Patient’s Rights Poster)

ANG PASYENTE AY MAY KARAPATANG… (Patient’s Rights Poster)

  • November 3, 2019

Including a Filipino translation, this poster contains the 10 Patient’s Rights stipulated in the DOH Department Order No. 2017-0008. and as translated by the DOH Department Memorandum 2017-0061 (Adoption of the Filipino Translation of the Patient’s Rights).

OUR HEALTH, OUR RIGHT (Poster on Right to Health)

OUR HEALTH, OUR RIGHT (Poster on Right to Health)

  • September 3, 2018

Written in the Filipino language, this poster contains the important highlights of People’s Right to Health, including its normative contents as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO): Availability, Accessibility, Appropriateness, and Quality. This material also includes a section on the rights of specific vulnerable group sectors in the Philippines.

MAG Selfcare Handbook

MAG Selfcare Handbook

  • August 28, 2018

[PDF Copy] The Medical Action Group published a handbook with instructional content targeting human rights defenders to urge them to practice self-care.

“Life After Storm”

  • August 23, 2018

“Life After the Storm” is a documentary about the victims & survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, known as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines.

The Sun Still Smiles

  • August 22, 2018

Two years, after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), the sun still smiles for the survivors.

Torture and the Right to Rehabilitation in the Philippines

  • August 22, 2018

With support from the International Rehabilitation Council for the Prevention of Torture (IRCT), MAG and Balay Rehabilitation Center have written a 2016 Country Report on the status of torture and right to rehabilitation in the Philippines.

Stakeholder report to the 3rd Cycle of the UN Human Rights Council‟s Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

Stakeholder report to the 3rd Cycle of the UN Human Rights Council‟s Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

  • November 23, 2016

Written by Balay Rehabilitation Centre and the Medical Action Group (MAG) with the technical support of the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims     Funded by the European Union under the IRCT’s Data in the Fight against Impunity (DFI) Project. This report has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The Danish Institute against Torture (DIGNITY) also provided support in the data collection and in other torture

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UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Concluding Observations on the combined 5th and 6th periodic reports of the Philippines

  • October 12, 2016

The Committee urges the State to stop and prevent extrajudicial killings and any form of violence against drug users; to promptly and thoroughly investigate all reported cases and punish the perpetrators with sanctions commensurate with the gravity of the crime; and to take all necessary measures to ensure that the fight against drug trafficking does not have a discriminatory impact on the poor and marginalized. The Committee also recommends that the

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