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Effectiveness of Medical and Surgical Missions in the Philippines

Requested from PIDS by O. Ordonio at 03:38 PM on Feb 04, 2021.
Purpose: for work input
Date of Coverage: 02/03/2010 - 02/03/2021
Tracking no: #PIDS-414460840178

Ordonio 03:38 PM, Feb 04, 2021

Hi! I would like to request for studies related to the Effectiveness of Medical and Surgical Missions in the Philippines from the year 2010-2020.

Thank you.

February 16, 2021

Dear Mr. Ordonio,


Thank you for your request dated February 4, 2021 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You requested for studies on the following topic:
•	Effectiveness of Medical and Surgical Missions in the Philippines (02/03/2010-02/03/2021)

Response to your request

The PIDS currently does not have a study tackling the topic you are interested in. However, you might find the following PIDS health-related publications useful:
•	DP 2020-04: Fiscal Decentralization and Health Service Delivery: An Assessment ( );
•	DP 2020-06: Efficiency of Local Governments in Health Service Delivery: A Stochastic Frontier Analysis (;
•	DP 2020-39: Primary Health Care for Noncommunicable Diseases in the Philippines (; and
•	DP 2021-01: Longer-term Effects of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial Cohort Analysis (Third Wave Impact Evaluation) (

Kindly check other PIDS publications that are available on our website (link here: and the SERP-P database of research studies from our partner institutions (

For data requests related to your topic, you may want to get in touch directly with other government institutions (e.g. Philippine Statistics Authority ( and National Economic and Development Authority (, medical societies, or donor agencies (e.g. United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund).

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