Merck Fertility Awareness Seminar Focused on Modern Alternative

 

The Philippines population estimate is between 104 million to 107 million for 2017. According to the Philippine Statistics Office estimate.

Even with 1.75% growth rate, The country is still one of the highest population growth rate within Asia-Pacific region for the past decade. Even with this rate, There were people who had problems in conceiving.

Seven out of 10 patients consult with an obstetrician (OB/GYN) or fertility specialist about their condition, as driven by their desire to conceive a child. However, financial reasons (86%), time constraints (27%), and patient’s belief (17%) were cited as the reasons why some do not seek treatment.

 

The awareness seminar was held last October 21, 2017at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, Ortigas in Mandaluyong City .

Since 2013, the local arm of the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company Merck Philippines, has been proactive in their fertility awareness campaign.

The campaign is on its fifth year, which is aptly named “Bridging Baby Steps,” aims to continue education on infertility and raise awareness about the in-vitro fertilization (IVF) methods available in the country through seminars and information dissemination.

Merck Company

About : Since 1891, our researchers have helped to find new ways to treat and prevent illness — from the discovery of vitamin B1, to the first measles vaccine, to cold remedies and antacids, to the first statins to treat high cholesterol. Our scientists have also helped develop many products to improve animal health, including vaccines and antibiotics. Today, as a premier research-intensive biopharmaceutical company, we’re focused on making important scientific advancements within hepatitis C, HIV, diabetes and immuno-oncology.

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There is a photo booth, fertility awareness audio visual presentation and a simple survey.

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Dr. Raymond Tapang with his opening remarks. He welcomes everyone to the event. The 5th year of this program on the country. Also highlighting the existence of Merck for 250 years.

Guest Speakers

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Topics includes: Debunking The Myths of Fertility by Dr. Mark Anthony V. Ancheta MD, FPOGS, FPSAM, talked about Treatment Options for Fertility.

Fun Facts

On 25 July, 1978, the first testtube baby, Louise Brown, was born.

Fertility Vs. Infertility

A universal study define FERTILITY as  the  ability to achieve pregnancy after 12 months + of regular, unprotected  sexual intercourse.  INFERTILITY on the other hand, is the term used when a woman can’t get pregnant or conceive.

The 2 types of infertility:

  • Primary infertility refers to couples who have not become pregnant after at least 1 year of having sex without using birth control methods.
  • Secondary infertility couples able to get pregnant at least once, but now are unable.

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Egg Freezing and Fertility Options by Gia Pastofide

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Dr. Leonardo Almeda

Merck Top 10 Fertility Myths Debunked

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Testimonials and Open Forum- One of the successful stories was shared by a couple ( Mr. Dennis and Maureen Basilio who hailed from the province of Tarlac. They were married for about 16 years and having a hard time conceiving a child.

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Mrs. Maureen and Mr. Dennis Basilio together with their children ( non-identical twins)

They were dealers of pigs ( mag-bababoy) and with the aid of the Merck . They were able to avail of the technology. When their babies were born, They only weighted about 1 kilo. They were born about 7 months and were placed under human incubator for few weeks.

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The awareness seminar is well attended and covered by social media, bloggers and big television networks like PTV channel 4 and GMA channel 7.

Do not forget to use #BridgingBabySteps , #Merck , #FertilityAwarenessWeek

There was a free consultation after the seminar and those interested with the schedule of fertility awareness , Please try to visit the links.

 Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/fertilityawarenessphilippines/

Websitehttp://www.fertilityphilippines.com/

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Merck Fertility Awareness Week 2017 at EDSA Shangri-La

 

One out of 10 Filipinos suffer from infertility. This is the pressing result of a quantitative and qualitative 2011 patient study conducted by Synovate International commissioned by Merck Serono Philippines, a bio- pharmaceutical company.

While many couples are having problems with having too many babies, there are a few who are having a problem on how to conceive. The latest medical abstract data about infertility in the Philippines was made available .

 Infertility Problems

Infertility is a multi-layered and complex situation.  There are a lot of issues that are involved for the people living with it, as it spans the biological, emotional, physical, social, financial and psychological aspects of lives and relationships.

Some opt not to share their problems even to their close and immediate family members.

 

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Merck Philippines Awareness Campaign

Since 2013, the local arm of the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company Merck Philippines, has been proactive in their fertility awareness campaign.

The campaign is on its fifth year, which is aptly named “Bridging Baby Steps,” aims to continue education on infertility and raise awareness about the in-vitro fertilization (IVF) methods available in the country through seminars and information dissemination.

“As they say, ‘where there’s life, there’s hope.’ We, at Merck Philippines, understand the heartaches of couples who can’t conceive a child,” said Dess Carta, Sales and Marketing Manager for Fertility for Merck Philippines. “We want to let them know that there are means and ways to combat infertility.”
Learn from the Expert.

World Health Organization 

Infertility is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), as “a disease of the reproductive system defined by the failure to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse.”

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Dr. Virgilio M. Novero Jr., head of St. Luke’s flagship Center for Advanced Reproductive Medicine and Infertility (CARMI), said that infertility can be traced to issues affecting both the female and male reproductive systems, and medical conditions that compromises the quality of egg and sperm cells. Other factors that affect a couple’s ability to procreate such as socio-cultural practices, including the marrying age, educational status, professional goals.

The ART of Procreation

Infertility should not be the be-all and end-all for couples, as there are means and ways to this.

One available method for childless couples is Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). This treatment procedure enables multiplication of ovarian follicles and facilitates egg cell retrieval. During the process, embryos will be formed outside the body of a female patient and will be transferred once the “cultures” are successfully formed. Patients who are suffering from severe sperm deficits, blocked fallopian tubes, unexplained infertility, mild endometriosis, and ovulation disorders can be candidates for this treatment.

With regards to IVF being risky, Dr. Novero shared that the success rate of such procedure has grown tremendously over the past years. He said that about six million children around the world were born via IVF.

To know more about infertility and IVF in the Philippines, visit and register at www.facebook.com/fertilityawarenessphilippines.

5th Fertility Awareness Week 2017

How can we help friends who have difficulty in conceiving? This is the 5th year that Merck Philippines will be having their ” Fertility Awareness Week”. The best way to seek to advise or information is to seek help from the expert or join formal talk about fertility awareness like the upcoming Merck Philippines Bridging Baby Steps Campaign happening on October 21, 2017 Saturday at the Edsa Shangri-La, Garden Ballroom Hall 3 and 4 , Ortigas ,Metro Manila for FREE.

WebGeek DevCup 2015: On August 15 and 16 at Meralco Multi-Purpose Hall , Ortigas

WebGeek has consistently organize DevCup since 2012. From the very start, the goal was to showcase the Filipino talent in information technology and competitiveness in the global space. To confidently compete in the global space.

Last year, there were 65 teams who managed to create 55 apps at the end of the 2-day hackathon.

This annual gathering of developers, designers, technology professionals and enthusiasts shows how to use cutting edge technologies and current trends in development an app. You can sign up as an individual, or up to a maximum of three as a team. Conceptualize, develop, and create your bizarre kind of app that is of course in harmony with the given theme.

Early bird tickets will be available on July 15 until 17. Last year, 2014, tickets were sold out!

This coming August 15th and 16thWebGeek Philippines will be hosting the fourth edition of the WebGeek DevCup Hackathon at Meralco Multi-Purpose Hall, Meralco Compound, Ortigas.

For more information and pre-registration updates , Please visit:  http://devcup.net.

Yamaha Motors Philippines forges partnership with UAAP schools

Yamaha YZone Lot 8 Block 8, ADB Avenue corner Opal Road Ortigas Business Center ,  Pasig City- Philippines

 Yamaha Motor- Philippines one of the world’s biggest in the motorcycle industry and the The University Athletic Association of the Philippines ( UAAP ) the most popular athletic league in the country  for the upcoming college sports season at the Yamaha YZone in Pasig City.
 
The event started with a short introduction from Mr. Rico Robles
 
 
UAAP President Mr. Rodrigo Roque of the University of the East and ABS-CBN channel 2 Licensing Officer Ms. Karen Coloma joined Yamaha representatives Mr. Romy Tan, Mr. Ryan Camus, Mr. Toru Osugi, and Mr. Kaoru Ogura in signing the memorandum of agreement that formalized the partnership.
 From left) Mr. Romy Tan, YMPH Sales General Manager; Mr. Kaoru Ogura, YMPH Sales & Marketing Director; Mr. Toru Osugi, YMPH President; Mr. Rodrigo Roque, UAAP Board Member; Ms. Karen Coloma, Head, Licensing Division, ABS-CBN Corporation and Mr. Ryan Jude Camus, Yamaha Motor Philippines-Marketing Section Manager.
 
In line with the partnership, the motorcycle company, according to Yamaha Marketing Director Camus, will visit each of the eight member universities to put up booths promoting its latest AT motorbikes. Camus also bared plans of going to the schools’ respective sister campuses and even to non-UAAP member colleges.
 
He also revealed plans of having specially-designed UAAP-themed Yamaha Mio Sporty motorbikes in the market soon.
 
 
Student athletes Mr. Michael Jerremy Mabanag from the Ateneo De Manila University,  Ms.Alyja Daphne Santiago from National University, Ms. Bernadette Pous from Far Eastern University, Mr.  Jason Varilla from the University of the East , and Moriah Gingerich from University of the Philippines also graced the partnership event.
 
 
 
 
  ” There is a growing demand from students to use motorcycle in going to their classes ” according to Mr. Rodrigo Roque. This is to avoid the heavy traffic congestion within  the University Belt area  . It is where six ( 6) out of  the eight ( 8 ) UAAP schools are mostly based.
 
 

 Yamaha Motor Philippines: http://www.yamaha-motor.com.ph/yzone/index.html

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ph.yamaha

 

Warner Brother Trade Show

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