Philippine Alliance of Patient Organizations (PAPO)




Representing at least one million patients nationwide, the Philippine Alliance of Patient Organizations (PAPO) is a coalition of patient organizations advocating for universal access to healthcare and allied services. We aim to empower Filipino patients, including persons with disabilities (PWDs), through education, networking, policy advocacy and capacity building.

PAPO advocates for meaningful reform in three fundamental areas in order to improve the quality of health care in the country:

  1. Respect for Patient’s Rights
  2. Universal Health Care
  3. Patient Participation in Health Policymaking