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Thu, Oct 21



Health and Well-being of Filipino Workers: Ending Workplace Tuberculosis

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Health and Well-being of Filipino Workers: Ending Workplace Tuberculosis
Health and Well-being of Filipino Workers: Ending Workplace Tuberculosis

Time & Location

Oct 21, 2021, 4:00 PM


About the Event

Tuberculosis (TB) has killed more people over the last decade than any other infectious disease. The Philippines has the fourth highest number of cases of TB of any country in the world and the third highest rate of the disease per capita. In 2019, 600,000 people fell ill with TB and over 28,000 died from it. Efforts to tackle TB are hampered by the high proportion of people who are affected by the disease but are never officially diagnosed or treated. The World Health Organization estimates that over 3 million people a year are not officially diagnosed or treated. These people are predominantly men of working age.

To increase diagnoses among men of working age and to raise awareness of the often hidden impact that TB can have on a company's productivity and output, Ending Workplace TB (EWTB) was established to support companies to implement high-quality TB care and prevention programs for their workers. EWTB has built a network of multinational companies which collaborate, sharing expertise and best practice, to help build stronger, healthier workplaces, free from TB.

The British Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, in partnership with Ending Workplace TB (EWTB) and supported by the CCI France, the Dutch Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Makati Business Club and the Spanish Chamber in the Philippines, brings together experts and leaders to discuss TB in the Philippines and the role that companies can play in addressing it this 21 October 2021 at 4:00 PM PHT.

Programme Information

08:55 am UKT - Registration and House Rules

09:00 am UKT - Welcome Remarks and Introduction to Congress: Helen Tan annd Dr Anna Celine Garfin

Chris Nelson, Executive Director and Trustee, British Chamber of Commerce Philippines

09:03 am UKT - Keynote Speech

Quezon Representative Angelina "Helen" Tan, Chair of the House Committee on Health

09:08 am UKT - Dr. Anna Celine Garfin, National TB Programme Manager, DOH

Overview of TB in the Philippines

* TB as a lethal respiratory pathogen. How much is there? Who gets it?

* Introducing NTP's workplace and TB work and opportunities for businesses that want to take action to collaborate with the NTP.

09:15 am UKT - Roundtable Discussion. Moderator: BusinessWorld (TBC)

* Dr. Ruth Brignall, Oxford Immunities: The advantages of companies tackling TB

* Philippine Business for Social Progress (TBC): Examples of workplace TB programming in the Philippines

* Matt Oliver, Project Lead, EWTB - Introduce Ending Workplace TB, what it is , what it offers, and how companies can join

* Dr. Anna Celine Garfin,  National TB Programme Manager, DOH

* Dang Syder, OSH Lead/ CSR and Project Manager, Employers Confederation of the Philippines.

The role that ECOP Can Play; Commitment to Host a Workplace TB Programme (TBC)

09:50 am UKT - Q & A facilitated by BusinessWorld

10:00 am UKT - Closing Remarks: Chris Nelson, BCCP Executive Director and Trustee

10:03 am UKT -  End of the Discussion

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