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Research Hospital Diliman

Why UPAMASA Should Take the Lead.

In 2007 a conversation was started in UPMASA to develop  the 21st Century Health Sciences Center in Diliman. It was initially a reaction to the deteriorating infrastructure found in the College of Medcine.  More importantly now it is to put the Philippines in a competitive posture to help solve the nation Health Challenges and to contribute to new knowledge to the world.

From Notes of Yesteryear: “The Ad Hoc Committee of UPMASA for the 21st Century development of the UP Health Sciences Center needs the help of the Strategic Committee.  The concept of a new University of the Philippines Health Sciences center should have the support of the Board of Regents.  The University of the Philippines Board of Regents must in turn be convinced by UP Manila that a new UP Health Sciences Center is needed.  And at the very root, UP Manila itself must feel that a new Health Sciences center should be in the future of the University of the Philippines.  As chair of the ad hoc committee I feel strongly that it should be in the future of the University of the Philippines.  Whether the new campus is in Diliman, UP Mindanao,  or UP Visayas a new UP Health Sciences Center should be in the future of the University of the Philippines.

The University of the Philippines should lead in the quality and quantity of the health force in the Philippines.  Despite the presence of new medical schools in the Philippines the number of doctors produced per year by all the medical schools are not enough to attend to the needs of the Filipino people.  It is therefore incumbent of the University Philippines to expand its capacity to produce more doctors to produce,  more nurses, to produce more dentists, and to produce more public health workers in order to solve the health problems of the country.  We therefore need the help of the Strategic Committee of UPMASA to convince the University of the Philippines Manila that it is in the interest of the Filipino Nation to expand the University of the Philippines to solve the health problems of the country.

Link to the Website of the past Ad Hoc Committee for the Development of the 21st Century University of the Philippines Health Sciences Center. http://sites.google.com/site/uphealthsciencescenter/

 

 

 

 

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