BICUTAN, TAGUIG CITY - The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), in partnership with the Philippine Tuberculosis Society, Inc. and the Philippine Coalition Against Tuberculosis, will be organizing a Science Policy and Information Forum on Tuberculosis Elimination on 20 June 2022, 9:00 AM - 12:00 NN via Zoom.

Tuberculosis (TB) remains highly prevalent in the country. In particular, it is the eighth leading cause of death among the working age group. The infectious disease also has a significant impact on families and communities, as families become impoverished whenever a family member comes down with tuberculosis. At present, there is a continuing global effort for TB Elimination by 2030.

The virtual forum aims to present the strategic enhancements and necessary activities for the Philippines to attain the TB elimination targets, particularly during and after the COVID-19 Pandemic. Experts and leaders were invited to substantiate the discussion on (1) current TB epidemiology and TB elimination goals, (2) government and private sector collaboration in the Philippine TB Elimination Program, and (3) the way forward for the country’s TB program.

The forum is expected to gather various stakeholders from both public and private sectors. Members of the Academy, heads and/or representatives of national government agencies, Senate, Congress, local government units, higher education institutions, non-government organizations, professional societies, and the media will also be invited. (Ryan John Pascual/NAST PHL)

Registration to the online event is free and open to the public.Interested participants may register at

The event will also be broadcasted on the NAST PHL Facebook page ( .

The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) is an attached agency to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) mandated by law (Executive Order 818 s.1982) to serve as adviser to the President of the Republic of the Philippines and the cabinet on policies concerning science and technology in the country. For more updates, follow NAST Philippines’ (@nastphl) social media accounts.