Memorandum of Agreemennt (MoA) between the Pasay City Government and Philtranco Establishing the Partnership to Help End Tuberculosis

Thanks to a new partnership between Pasay City local government and
Philtranco Service Enterprise, Inc., about 6,000 bus passengers and bus
company employees are poised to receive correct information on tuberculosis
(TB) each day. Local Government officials and Philtranco executives signed
a memorandum of agreement on August 30, 2016, to disseminate correct TB
information among the bus line’s passengers and employees.

The partnership strengthens the role of Pasay City, a USAID project site,
in providing information to bus drivers, conductors, and office personnel
on TB prevention, treatment and control; and facilitating, through the City
Health Office, diagnosis of company employees with TB symptoms and
providing treatment as needed. Philtranco and its sister companies will
show TB videos and distribute print materials in terminals and in its buses
that ply routes to 25 provinces nationwide. The TB information materials
developed by the Department of Health and USAID are expected to reach an
estimated 3,500 passengers and 1,000 people who pass through the terminal
each day, and the 1,500 employees of Philtranco and its sister bus
companies. These people will then share this information with their
friends, officemates, and family members, thus boosting the campaign to
eradicate TB in the country.

Forged through USAID’s Innovations and Multisectoral Partnerships to
Achieve Control of Tuberculosis project with the Philippine Business for
Social Progress, the collaboration between Pasay City and Philtranco
supports the End TB Strategy which calls for effective government
stewardship and the involvement of the private sector and communities. TB
remains the 8th leading cause of death in the country, killing 27 persons
every day.