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1. Early Literacy – Reach Out and Read
2. Tuberculosis Control in Children - Community-based Tuberculosis Control
3. BAHAGHARI: Health Supervision Guidelines of Infants, Children, and Adolescents
4. Tobacco Control in Children and Adolescents
5. Childhood Injury Prevention
6. Mental Health in Children
1. BAHAGHARI Health Supervision (2001) - Modeled after BRIGHT FUTURES of the American Academy of Pediatrics, BAHAGHARI is a locally adapted guide for the health supervision of children from infancy to adolescence. The guide can be used by health practitioners as well as parents and families. Six core concepts are highlighted: Partnership, Communication, Health Promotion/Illness Prevention, Time Management, Education, and Advocacy. 
2. Community-based TB Control in Children (2000)- A community-based public-private partnership model for the tuberculosis control program for children working with local government units and using national guidelines set by the Department of Health.  PAPA produced field guides based on the DOH National TB Program Manual of Operations for use by frontline healthcare workers including doctors, nurses, and midwives, as well as field guides for treatment partners and community advocates including school teachers, daycare workers, and laypeople. 
3. Tobacco Control in Children and Adolescents (2010) - Protecting families and children from exposure to secondhand smoke in communities using the brief advice approach which can be given by health care providers and laypeople. BASiC was developed by PAPA and adapted from the Guam training program on brief intervention for tobacco control through a grant from WHO. PAPA has been awarded a grant from the US National Academy of Sciences through PEER Health for three-year research entitled “Effect of a Smoking Cessation Intervention Program for Families on Clinical Outcomes of Children Diagnosed with TB”. The research aims to study the effect of exposure to secondhand smoke on the development of TB in children as well as the time to resolution of the TB signs and symptoms. 
4. Early Literacy - Reach Out and Read Philippines (2006) -  ROR promotes early literacy to support brain growth, early childhood development and reading readiness. It provides training, support and guidance to enable hospitals, clinics and health centers to start ROR in our most at-risk communities so that disadvantaged young Filipino children can grow up with books and a love of reading. ROR is now integrated as part of pediatric care in 5 hospitals, a military station hospital, and a community center in Metro Manila.  RORP is a partner of Unang Aklat, a project of the Adarna Group Foundation, Inc., to promote early literacy in low-income communities.
5. Childhood Injury Prevention (2015) - In 2015, the PAPA Committee on Childhood Injury Prevention was created to focus on risks and morbidities in children brought about by injuries and to plan programs to strengthen this advocacy. The committee is chaired by Dr. Maria Eva I. Jopson and co-chaired by Dr. Marjorie M. Apigo. The members of the committee are Dr. Soraya  A. Alvarado and Dr. Renee Joy P. Neri. The objectives are 1)to organize scientific forums and workshops related to child injury prevention to increase physician awareness and apply appropriate and timely management of cases to prevent further morbidities in children; 2)to participate in continuing education activities offered/conducted by external agencies  (e.g. WHO, DOH) to enhance competencies in training other PAPA members and the public; 3)to implement and monitor an injury surveillance system to address the needs of the pediatric population; 4)to plan and implement advocacy programs related to prevention and mitigating incidents of childhood injuries in general; 5)to serve as a pool of resource persons of the organization in pediatric injury-related issues and programs, and 6)to conduct relevant researches related to childhood injuries and injury prevention to serve as the basis for planning programs and policy formulation.
6. Mental Health in Children (2023) - Project ARUGA is a Filipino word which means care. For the purpose of this project, the 1st letter of the outcomes expected among the primary recipients of this project also briefly describes their action plan-Aim to Recognize, Understand, Give Assistance to children with learning difficulties, developmental and behavioral issues to mitigate or prevent mental health problems in the future. This project is spearheaded by the International Affiliate Committee of the Philippine Ambulatory Pediatric Association, Inc.
For inquiries, you may contact PAPA at
Cellphone no.: +639171268280
Email:     or
PAPA RCBC Dollar Account ($)
Bank: Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC)
Account Name: Philippine Ambulatory Pediatric Association, Inc.
Account No.: 000-000-8174002097
Address: Space P015B. Level 1 corner North Avenue, Trinoma, EDSA Quezon City Philippines
Bank code: 028
Branch code: 0174
Swift code: RCBCPHMM
PAPA BDO Savings Account
Bank Name: BDO Unibank
Savings Account Name: Philippine Ambulatory Pediatric Association, Inc.
Savings Account No.: 008540194843
Address: Quezon Avenue Fishermall
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