Causes of Death Rates in PH
According to the Global Burden Disease Study of 2015 conducted by medical practitioners, the high the mortality rates in the Philippines are due to 32 diseases, majority of which are respiratory infections.
Limited Access to Health Care
The Philippines consists of over 90 million people
The Philippines has over 90 million people with the majority of the population having limited access to proper basic care because of poor living condition.
PH Health Care System as a Work in Progress
According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, Only 1 (20%) in 5 young women have comprehensive knowledge of HIV prevention. With young women from the Ilocos and Cagayan Valley regions are less knowledgeable about HIV prevention compared to their counterparts in other regions.
Poor Lifestyle Choices
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