Health Situation of the Philippines

Philippine Scenario 
  • In the past 20 years some infectious degenerative diseases are on the rise.
  • Many Filipinos are still living in remote and hard to reach areas where it is difficult to deliver the health services they need
  • The scarcity of doctors, nurses and midwives add to the poor health delivery system to the poor
Vital Health Statistics 2005
Projected Population:
  • Male – 42,874,766
  • Female – 42,362,147
  • Both Sexes – 85,236,913
Life Expectancy:
  • Female – 70 yrs. old
  • Male – 64 yrs. Old
Leading Causes of Morbidity
  • Most of the top ten leading causes of morbidity are communicable disease
  • These include the diarrhea, pneumonia, bronchitis, influenza, TB, malaria and varicella
  • Leading non CD are heart problem, HPN, accidents and malignant neoplasms
Leading Causes of Mortality
  • The top 10 leading causes of mortality are due to non CD
  • Diseases of the heart and vascular system are the 2 most common causes of deaths.
  • Pneumonia, PTB and diarrheal diseases consistently remain the 10 leading causes of deaths.
Ms Ma. Adelaida Morong, Far Eastern University- Institute of Nursing 
In-House Nursing Review