Author Archive | Raoul A. Bermejo III

Analysis of Medicine Entitlement Programs for NCDs in the Philippines.

In response to rising non-communicable disease prevalence and access to medicines challenges for the worst-off, the national government has launched three medicines access programs. Data were collected from informant interviews, site visits, document reviews. These were analyzed by creating first a chronology of events. Then using a health policy framework, strategies and actions used along […]

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Understanding Policy Development of an NCD Benefit Package: Philippines

There is increasing global attention on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). In the Philippines, the burden of NCDs is growing but government response remains weak. The study is a policy research looking at the development of a new benefit package for non-communicable diseases within the Philippine social health insurance program (Philhealth). We investigated how the interaction between […]

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