Regional Centre for Public Health
Hospital Administration, Environmental and
Occupational Health

(TROPMED/ Philippines)


TROPMED Philippines is the Regional Centre of the Southeast Asia Ministers of Education Organization for Public Health, Hospital and Environmental and Occupational Health. It is hosted by the College of Public Health which is under the administration of the University of the Philippines Manila, an autonomous campus under the University of the Philippines System.


The mission of the Centre is:


"Center of excellence for public health in education, translational research and
community health development through an effective health systems approach."


The six areas of the health systems approach: health information, financing, leadership and governance, health regulation and human resources, medicines and technologies.


TROPMED Philippines's mission is operationalized through its masters and doctoral programs for leadership in practice and training in public health and its specialties. At the same time it continues to play its lead role in research on public health problems of the Philippines and makes available the expertise of the faculty to othher organizations through extension and consultative services.


The year 2013-2014 also marked the passing of the baton for leadership of the Centre. A new Dean/Director was installed 1st July 2013.



TROPMED Philippines has seven departments that implements the roles and functions of the Centre:

  • Department of Health Policy and Administration
  • Department of Health Promotion and Education
  • Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
  • Department of Medical Microbiology
  • Department of Nutrition
  • Department of Parasitology
  • Department of Environmental and Occupational Health