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Overview of Healthcare Needs

In the Philippines, The Global Burden of Disease 2015 study ranks chronic kidney disease (CKD) as the fifth leading cause of death in the country. The prevalence of CKD in the Philippines has been steadily rising over the last decade. In 2003, the Department of Health reported that the prevalence of CKD amongst adult Filipinos was only 2.6 percent. But a study published in 2013 found that CKD affected 1 in 10 adult Filipinos. Many regions in the Philippines, especially more rural areas, do not have available dialysis clinics, which can lead to lack of treatment and ultimately death for many patients.

Sources: healthdata.org, philstar.com

For additional information and details on Bridge of Life’s work in the Philippines, please contact info@bolteam.org

  • Our Partners
  • Medical Missions for Children
  • Pangasinan Governor Amaod Espino, Jr. & San Carlos Mayor Julian “Ayoy” Resuello
  • Mayor Julian V. Resuello Dialysis Center
  • Augustinian Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation & La Consolacion University Philippines (formerly University of Regina Carmeli)
  • Pangasinan Provincial Hospital & La Consolacion University General Hospital