PhilHealth inks MOA with PAPO

Media Release (PAPO)

TAGUIG CITY – The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) has entered into an agreement with the Philippine Alliance of Patient Organizations (PAPO) to further strengthen its information campaign during the recent PhilHealth Forward event in Taguig City.

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PhilHealth Acting President and CEO Ramon F. Aristoza Jr. and PAPO President Fatima Garcia-Lorenzo sign the partnership agreement

 

Under the agreement, PhilHealth will provide learning sessions among PAPO members to update them on the National Health Insurance Program (NHIP) through the conduct of the Social Health Insurance Education Series or SHInES.

PAPO on the other hand, will develop a communication plan for “PAPO-PhilHealth Advocates” and assist PhilHealth in the IEC campaign. The PAPO-PhilHealth Advocates are selected leaders of PAPO and will be trained and included in the roster of speakers under the Speakers Bureau.

Further, both agencies will engage with various patient groups and organizations to be able to provide participants with accurate information on the NHIP and awareness of their rights, benefits, and responsibilities as PhilHealth members.

The PAPO is the umbrella organization of various disease-specific patient groups in the country advocating universal access to health care and allied services for Filipino patients, including persons with disabilities.

To date, PhilHealth has conducted 23 SHInES to various groups, organizations and agencies.

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PAPO Board of Trustees (L-R) Octavio Gonzales; Karen Villanueva; Cynthia Magdaraog; and Lorenzo with PhilHealth Officers Aristoza; Johnny Sychua; Dr. Israel Francis Pargas; and Arsenia Torres

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The Philippine Society for Orphan Disorders Inc. (PSOD) is a member of the Philippine Alliance of Patient Organizations (PAPO). PAPO is a coalition of patient organizations advocating for universal access to health care and allied services for Filipino patients, including persons with disabilities (PWDs). For more details visit papo.org.ph

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