Health & Safety Programs
Learn More About Our Programs
Today, the program has been merged to Pilipinas Shell’s BiyaHERO (Be-a-Hero) Campaign, a partnerhship with the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP), the Automotive Association of the Philippines (AAP), and the Philippine Global Road Safety Partnership (PGRSP) to advocate for more cooperation between the private and public sectors in making the nation’s roads safer for Filipinos.
PBSR seeks to catalyse workplace-based interventions through a private-sector led initiative in an effort to help curb HIV among workplace actors. It engages CEOs, management, workers, and representatives in its advocacy and training programmes with components on HIV 101 Sessions, Peer Education Training, Trainers’ Training, and Workplace Policy Writing Workshops targeting focal points of enterprises.
In 2019, the Global fund renewed its commitment to the Philippines, by approving a 3-year grant to PSFI, to help strengthen and support the country’s HIV response. This is to be implemented beggining 2021 as the PROTECTS Grant or the Philippines Response in Optimizing Testing, Empowered Communities, Treatment and Sustainability (PROTECTS). The grant will support the implementation of activities under the PHILIPPINE HEALTH SECTOR-HIV STRATEGIC PLAN – 2020-2022 and the National AIDS and STI Prevention and Control program (NASPCP) of the Department of Health of the Philippines.
The success of PSFI and its partners in implementing KLM paved the way for PSFI to become the Principal Recipient of a grant from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria in 2006. Dubbed the Movement Against Malaria (MAM). The program covered the 5 most endemic provinces of the country, namely Palawan, Tawi-Tawi, Sulu, Apayao and Quirino. Because of its successful implementation, the NFM grant coverage in 2015 was reduced to the remaining endemic 13 provinces. For the 2018 to 2020 grant, the MAM’s coverage was reduced further to the last 8 provinces reporting indigenous malaria cases. At the first half of 2019, only 2 provinces are reporting indigenous cases of malaria.
The sustained private-public partnerships in malaria control through the 4 grants totaling over USD100 million has resulted to the 90% reduction in the total number of cases and 98% reduction in deaths due to malaria in the country at the end of 2018 compared to the 2003 baseline. Through the national and local level partnerships forged through MAM, the Philippines achieved the Millennium Development Goal’s 2015 target for malaria as early as 2008. At the end of 2018, 50 provinces have been declared malaria-free and 27 have reached elimination phase (zero malaria).