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8th Annual Public Policy Conference (APPC) Webinar 3: Public Health Services and Infrastructure

The Annual Public Policy Conference (APPC) is the main and culminating activity of the Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) celebration held every September. The 8th APPC featured the theme “#CloseTheGap: Accelerate Post-pandemic Recovery through Social Justice” in a four-part webinar series.

This third webinar in the series was held on September 20, from 9:00 to 11:30 am, via Zoom. It featured the topic “Public Health Services and Infrastructure”. Through esteemed local and international speakers, this session will answer the following questions:

  • How can we protect our population, especially vulnerable groups (e.g., women, children, informal sectors, cultural minorities), during health shocks? How do we ensure they will not fall into poverty further because of limited financial protection? How do we incorporate social justice in the design/implementation of our social and health protection schemes?
  • How can the poor segment of the population or those most at risk of infection or illnesses adhere to health protocols despite the physical and environmental challenges they are in?
  • How do we address the broader social determinants of health, such as living, working, and learning conditions?


Presentation of Dr. Leila Joudane, Representative to the Philippines, United Nations Population Fund

Presentation of Dr. Eduardo Banzon, Principal Health Specialist, Southeast Asia Department, Asian Development Bank

Presentation of Dr. Vincen Gregory Yu, Research Associate, Development Studies Program, Ateneo de Manila University