The Philippine Public Health Association

The PPHA or  the Philippine Public Health Association is the single largest organization of public health workers in the Philippines.  The PPHA aims to promote and maintain a high standard of public health in the Philippines.

Our Objectives

  • Help upgrade the standard and delivery of public health services;
  • Promote and protect the rights and interests of its members;
  • Contribute towards the solution of public health problems;
  • Generate and disseminate knowledge concerning public health through research and studies;
  • Establish and foster national and international     relations, cooperation and goodwill among health workers; and
  • Receive donations and engage in fund raising projects to support its activities, subject to the limitations provided by law.

What can the PPHA do for its members?

  • Attendance to annual meetings and scientific conventions; participate in organizational decision-making (elections, surveys or resolutions).
  • The association shall retain the legal services of a lawyer who may be a member of the association.
  • Mortuary benefits – Php 20,000.00 sourced from as follows: 60% from the National Chapter; 40% from the Regional Chapter
  • Study grants, fellowship and awards of merit and attendance to local and/or foreign conferences and conventions.
  • Financial assistance during disasters, calamities, educational loans and livelihood programs as long as it is feasible and within the financial capability of the chapter.
  • Other privileges and benefits that maybe approved by the National Board of Directors and/or by the general membership.

How do its members access the organization?

The national PPHA headquarters is housed in the Office for Public Health Services, Department of Health, Manila.  Its official address is:


PPHA, Inc. National Office
Rm. 218
Welfareville Compound
Brgy. Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City


The PPHA also has regional headquarters, usually at the Regional Health Offices and provincial chapters.


What are the working groups that can assist its current or prospective members?


The PPHA has the following standing committees:


  • Committee on Membership which recommends policies and procedures regarding membership in the association;
  • Committee on Association which recommends to the Board of Directors all awards to be given out by the association;
  • Committee on Programs which prepares each year’s schedule of scientific meetings, seminars and annual conventions in coordination with the Committee on Ways and Means;
  • Committee on Ways and Means which takes charge of financial agreements, solicits advertisements and raises funds for the Association, when deemed necessary by the Board of Directors.


What is the composition of the Board of Directors of the PPHA?


There are 15 elected members of the Board of Directors.  These same Board Members then elect from among themselves their officers: President, Vice President for Luzon, Vice President for the Visayas, Vice President for Mindanao, Treasurer, Press Relations Officer, Auditor, Business Manager and six (6) Directors.  The Secretary is personally chosen by the elected President.


What is the tenure of office of these elected Officers?

The PPHA Board serves a two-year term.  The elected officers serve for a maximum of three terms in case they are re-elected in to the Board.


What agencies have recognized the PPHA?    

Under the Securities and Exchange Commission, the PPHA has been registered since July 28, 1964 as a non-stock, non-profit corporation.


The PPHA has been closely working with the DOH and Committees on Health of both legislative chambers.  The PPHA has undertaken important activities with other health organizations like the Alliance for Health Workers (AHW), Integrated Midwives Association of the Philippines (IMAP) and others.  The PPHA is also a member of the Council of Health Agencies in the Philippines (CHAP).


The PPHA also takes pride in the fact that it is a member of the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA).


How many members has the PPHA?


As of latest count, the PPHA is now servicing 40,000 members all over the nation.  Membership consists of doctors, nurses, dentists, midwives, medical technologists, sanitary inspectors, medical laboratory aides, dental aides and other professionals and persons engaged in services or work allied to public health.


What does it take to be a member of the PPHA?


If you are of legal age, works as a (licensed) professional or bonafide employee or an entrepreneur in any of the fields related to public health, of good moral character and willing to abide by the PPHA rules and regulations, you are qualified to be a PPHA member.

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