Dr Maria Christina R. Batac, MD, MSc (Epidemiology), FPDS. Fellow, Philippine Dermatological Society
Manila, Philippines. Email: On request
How you have helped GAFFI so far? We have prepared the article estimating serious fungal disease burden in the Philippines which has now been published Batac 2017.
Personal comment on the major needs in The Philippines which GAFFI should be addressing: GAFFI can help by providing methodological and technical support in the conduct of epidemiological studies on mycoses, training in the diagnosis and management of fungal infections, and by advocating available and affordable fungal diagnostic tests and antifungal medicines.
Links to key fungal/global health institutions in The Philippines: Department of Medical Microbiology, College of Public Health, University of the Philippines Manila http://cph.upm.edu.ph/node/28