Pursuant to Republic Act (RA) No. 9502, otherwise known as the “Universally Accessible Cheaper and Quality Medicines Act of 2008” and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR), the Advisory Council was created through the Department Personnel Order (DPO) No. 2009-5171 and DPO No. 2013-5044, to make recommendations to the Secretary of Health in appropriate measures to promote and ensure access by all Filipinos to affordable and quality essential medicines.
Monthly meeting between Medical Device Unit and Expert Advisory Committee for the Development of Guidelines for the Medical Devices and Supplies Price Reference Index (MDSPRI) and Philippine Essential Medical Device List (PEMDL) pursuant to Administrative Order No 2021-0038 entitled Framework for the Philippine Essential Medical Device List and Price Reference Index
The DOH Program to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance together with the designated DOH-retained hospitals as the AMS training hub continues to cascade the Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) Training Program to Level I hospitals scheduled this year.