Two of the three cornerstone programs of GSK Foundation, which are focused to address health issues of national importance, are:
PINOY HEALTH PASS
The GSK Foundation is in partnership with the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) and the local government units (LGUs) is instilling greater awareness on the problem of access to health care in the country. Pinoy Health Pass answers the call of the government to help indigent families to be aware of their own health and also encourages LGUs to improve their health care services in their localities by subsidizing the health insurance premiums of their constituents.
Family Health and Wellness Program (FHW).
The FHW is a three-year grant from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) - UK under the Global Community Partnership Program aiming to increase the utilization of the Out-patient Benefit package of PhilHealth and which began in the last quarter of 2004. This program enables the LGU’s health providers through the Office of the City/Municipal Health Officer to conduct scheduled health education to sponsored families of the Foundation and other non-GSK sponsored areas. GSK Foundation also provides health education modules and equipments for the program. FHW organized a Technical Working Group and is composed of 4 committees namely: Baseline Survey Committee; LGU Coordination Committee; Health Education Committee; and Monitoring Committee.
The Foundation together with PhilHealth and a contracted agency developed PHP Utilization software to retrieve reports of the LGUs based on the utilization of the Out-patient Benefits electronically. These will ease up the reporting and monitoring system of PhilHealth based on utilization.
LIFE (LGU Insurance through Family Empowerment) Model
This program is a partnership with PhilHealth, Department of Health, the municipalities of Cainta and Taytay, Rizal, and the Couples for Christ Medical Mission Foundation, Inc. (CFC).
This is a sponsored program envisioned to set into an efficient health care financing and delivery program for the indigent sector while CFC became a collecting body who’s in charge on collections of premium payment contributions of its members on a scheduled period of the program.
ARC SAVES FOR HMI (Agrarian Reform Communities Saves for Health Micro Insurance)
This project is a partnership with the Department of Agrarian Reform, office of the Bureau of Agrarian Reform beneficiaries Development (BARBD) and PhilHealth sponsoring indigent families belonging in selected multi-purpose cooperatives.
ELIMINATION OF LYMPHATIC FILARIASIS
As part of the GSK global initiative, GSK is committed to help eradicate lymphatic filariasis (also known as elephantchasis) in all affected areas in the country. Thru the Foundation, it partnered with the Center for Infectious Diseases under the Dept Of Health, World Health Organization and University of the Philippines-National Institutes of Health (UP-NIH).
GSK has donated 79.3 million tablets of albendazole as of 2007. Albendazole is part of the drug regimen to control LF in provinces with LF endemicity. GSK has targeted to donate around 80 million tablets over 15 years in 36 endemic provinces until LF is completely eradicated.
Coalition to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis Philippines (CELF)
In collaboration with UP-NIH, DOH, Department of Education – Health and Nutrition Center, CFC, Handicap Foundation, Catholic Bishop Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), Philippine Information Agency (PIA), and the different Leagues in the Philippines formed the Coalition in order to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis.
One of the achievements of CELF is having November of every year as the National Filariasis month supported by an Administrative Order 369 issued by the President of the Philippines.
PHYSICIANS FOR PEACE (PFP)
GSK Foundation supports the activities of the PFP which is a network of physicians working for philanthropic projects around the country. PFP has international chapters of which is focused on projects like prosthetics, surgical and medical missions.
GSK is committed to provide essential medicines to indigent patients. Donations to various organizations requesting for medicines for medical missions are granted all-year round. From 2003 to 2005 alone, GSK provided around 24.8 million worth of medicines for 1,028 organizations.