AXA Philippines Health Campaign : Lifestyle diseases afflicting more Filipinos

7th floor ( Japan Function Room) ,Ascott Hotel, Makati City- Philippines

AXA Philippines  in partnership with Department of Health ( DOH) and lifestyle advocates launched an awareness campaign on the importance of lifestyle and communicable diseases.

L-R Mr. Dandee  D. Adapon , Dr. Renzo Guinto and Dr. Teodoro J. Herbosa discussing the silent epidemic that kills thousand of Filipinos each year

A panel made up of AXA Philippines representatives Mr. Dandee Adapon ( brand manager and communications head ) , Ms. Joy Anne Rempola ( segment head ) DOH Undersecretary of Health Dr. Teodoro J. Herbosa, and consultant Dr. Renzo Guinto discussed the state of health for the average Filipino today, as well as the possible initiatives for improving it.

“We are living longer, and the elderly population is gradually increasing,” Dr. Guinto explained, “but retirement age continues to be at 65.”  The average life expectancy at birth had gradually improved from the 1970’s 58  years old to 68.48 in 2010.

This means health systems will need more resources, particularly in the health workforce. It also means that individuals will need to be prepared, financially, to join the elderly population.

Department of Health : http://www.doh.gov.ph/node/198.html

Mr. Dandee Adapon together with Ms. Camille Prats

Ms. Camille Prats talks about the pain and huge financial cost of losing someone  with sudden death of her husband Mr. Anthony Linsangan due to nasopharyngeal cancer on September 23, 2011. He was just 31 years-old.

Discovery:

It was in September 2010 when they discovered that Linsangan was already suffering from stage 4 nasopharyngeal cancer.

Prats shared, “Mahirap ‘yung chemo, but the radiation kasi, grabe nasunog leeg niya. He couldn’t swallow, he couldn’t eat. Dumating to a point na ayaw niyang ituloy pero hindi [siya tumigil]. Tinapos niya ‘yung treatment niya. Up to the very end, he was fighting for his life.”

Expensive Medical Treatment:

Ms. Pratts recalled that even with both of them still working and have a stable income , it is very hard to cope with such unexpected situations.  She is not fully aware of medical insurance or life insurance .  She also wanted to let people know the importance of acquiring health insurance and its early detection .

Ms. Camille Prats

The audience which is composed by bloggers, online news, media were given a few minutes to ask question .

jam packed room

Dr. Teodoro J. Herbosa explained one of the projects initiated by the department of health ( DOH)  dubbed “Pilipinas Go4Health,” the movement was conceptualized to help prevent and control the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the country, like cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. Call center agents, bloggers and people with sedentary lifestyle are prone to develop these kinds of diseases in the long run.

AXA Philippines

Currently AXA Philippines is offering financial security to almost 500,000 individuals through its group and individual life insurance products. As the pioneer in the market, AXA Philippines is offering the second generation variable life products, that provide the clients even better financial security and improved returns.   The company had over Php 40 billion in trust funds serving 102 million customers in 57 countries.

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Makati City, Philippines 1227
Tel. Nos. (+632) 5815 292 / (+632) 3231 292
Customer.Service@axa.com.ph

AXA Philippines: http://www.axa.com.ph/

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Pinas4Health: http://www.go4health.ph/

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