ACRI Library


  • Environmental Health

    Towards a Healthier Future for all Filipinos

    Supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and in partnership with the Philippine Inter-Agency Committee on Environmental Health (IACEH), the ASMPH Center for Research and Innovation (ACRI) has recently led the formulation and institutionalization of the National Environmental Health Action Plan 2030 or NEHAP 2030.

    By Mary Beatrice Evaristo

  • Environmental Health

    ACRI bags honors at 2023 Healthy Pilipinas Awards

    Pasay City, Philippines – 27 October 2023 – The ASMPH Center for Research and Innovation (ACRI) proudly announces its remarkable achievements at the 2023 Healthy Pilipinas Awards for Partners, hosted by the Philippines Department of Health (DOH) - Healthy Promotion Bureau (HPB) in collaboration with the Galing Pook Foundation. The awarding ceremony took place on October 27, 2023, at the PICC Reception Hall in Pasay City, with the aim of recognizing exceptional contributions by government and non-government institutions toward the promotion of healthier people, environments, and systems. ACRI's outstanding projects, aimed at advancing environmental health research and translating knowledge into actionable evidence for policy-making and action planning, have been honored in two key categories: Gold Award: Maging MaTAALino – Protecting the Health of People and Environment Against Arsenic in Drinking Water Sources in Batangas Province

    By Bea Evaristo, Sary Valenzuela

  • Environmental Health

    Policy Brief: Mitigating Dengue in a Warming World

    Strategies Against Dengue Outbreaks The study is the first nationwide analysis of the impact of climate-induced temperature changes on dengue incidence in the Philippines. It provides a nuanced understanding of the intertwined relationship between dengue and rising temperatures worsened by climate change and the socio-economic factors that affect it.

    By Xerxes Seposo, PhD, Sary Valenzuela, MD, Geminn Louis Apostol, MD

  • Environmental Health

    Policy Brief: Strengthening Regulation of PFAS in Food Packaging Perspectives from the Philippines

    Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl- substances (PFAS), a group of chemicals widely linked to a variety of health conditions, including cancer, immunotoxicity, cardiorespiratory diseases, endocrine toxicity, reproductive issues, and neurodevelopmental complications, has been found to be commonly used in food paper packaging products. Women, children, and factory workers are at higher risk to these negative health impacts due to inherent age and sex-related vulnerabilities and increased exposure. This scoping review investigates the existing policies and regulations for PFAS use in food paper packaging in the Philippines, as well as the gaps and challenges in mitigating risk exposure in vulnerable populations.

    By Sary Valenzuela, Michelle Alexandra Edillon, Ysobel Beatriz Luna, Martin Sebastian Tan, Geminn Louis Apostol