FORGING PARTNERSHIPS IN TB CONTROL:
PhilCAT establishes significant public and private sector collaborations towards a TB-free Philippines
Founded in 1994, the Philippine Coalition Against Tuberculosis (PhilCAT) works in partnership with the country’s Department of Health to spearhead collective efforts in controling tuberculosis, together with leading local specialty societies of chest physicians, infectious disease specialists, and pharmaceutical industry representatives.
The Coalition serves as the “unifying force” to more than 50 highly-motivated organizations supporting the Philippines’ National TB Program.
PhilCAT members from the country’s public and private sector are bound by the Filipino spirit of “bayanihan” or working together. Fueled by commitment, volunteerism and creativity, their synergy encourages complementary work, facilitate sharing of resources, foster better communication, and disseminate data from research and experience.