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The manual is primarily for the frontline health-care workers (HCWs) like physicians, nurses, medical technologists and other allied health workers directly involved in face-to-face patient care, from consultation to discharge and post-care.

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The Philippines’ policy and strategic direction for tuberculosis (TB) control and elimination are prescribed in Republic Act (RA) No. 10767: Comprehensive TB Elimination Plan Act of 2016, or the TB Law. The law mandates the Department of Health (DOH) to develop and lead the implementation of the 2017-2022 Philippine Strategic TB Elimination Plan Phase 1 (PhilSTEP1), the first in a series of national strategic plans that aim to move the country towards its vision of a TB-free Philippines.

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Ikaw man ay maysakit na tuberkulosis o TB, hindi ka nag-iisa. Mahigit isang milyong Pilipino ang tinatayang may sakit nito, ngunit karamihan ay maaring hindi o alam nang mayroon sila nito. Ikaw ay makatutulong sa pandaigdigang kampanyang tuluyang masugpo ang TB sa taong 20301 sa pamamagitan ng Mandatory TB Notification.

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In 2018, 7 of 10 Filipinos who died of pulmonary TB were male (Philippine Statistics Authority, 2018 ). Know more about the relationship of TB and Gender here.

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May TB ako. Paano na? At iba pang mga tanong tungkol sa TB sa panahon ng COVID-19.

  • Ano ang COVID-19?
  • Paano nakakahawa ang COVID-19?
  • Ano ang pagkakaiba ng COVID-19 sa TB?
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Mandatory TB notification is a process that requires all health care providers and facilities, both public and private, to report to the Depatment of Health (DOH) every time a TB case is diagnosed, using the format and processes designed for that purpose. It is an action required of health workers by Republic Act (RA) 10767.

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Data Analytics for Informed Decision-Making. The National Tuberculosis Control Program (NTP) aims to notify2 437,291 tuberculosis (TB) cases in 2019. Only 248,861 (57%) TB cases were notified2 by the end of the third quarter.

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CASE NOTIFICATION OF TUBERCULOSIS, QUARTER 2 (April-June 2019). The National Tuberculosis Control Program (NTP) aims to notify2 437,291 tuberculosis (TB) cases in 2019.

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Hightlighted on this issue are the following topics:

  • Case notification of tuberculosis, 2019 Quarter 1
  • A Decade of Volunteerism
  • One Step Towards a TB-FREE NCR
  • ASK ME
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