Anna Marie Celina Garfin

National TB Program Manager

Department of Health


ANNA MARIE CELINA G. GARFIN, MD, MM 62 Iba Street, Barangay Sta. Teresita, Quezon City, 1114 Philippines Mobile: +63917821-9809 Email: Professional Experience Medical Specialist IV - November 06, 2000 to Present – Department of Health – Disease Prevention and Control Bureau, San Lazaro Compound, Sta. Cruz, Manila Development of policies, programs and guidelines pertaining to TB control in consultation with partners and other stakeholders. Provide technical assistance and advisory services to the DOH-Regional Offices, partner agencies and other stakeholders. Coordinates/collaborates with other agencies and stakeholders related to infectious disease prevention and control. Supervise the performance of staff hired through the Global Fund Project. Involve in the planning and conduct of monitoring and evaluation of programs/projects related to tuberculosis. Assist in the planning and conduct of trainings pertaining to tuberculosis. Designated as NTP point person for the Programmatic Management of Drug Resistant TB and TB HIV Collaboration initiatives in 2013, and NTP Manager in December 2015. Medical Specialist III - February 08, 1999 to November 05, 2000 – Department of Health – Tuberculosis Control Service Assist in the planning and conduct of training activities. Coordinate with partners for the conduct of advocacy regarding tuberculosis. Conduct monitoring visits to the different regions, provinces and municipalities. Participate in the planning and evaluation of projects. Participate in the preparation of the plan of activities for the TB program and in the conduct of semi-annual national consultative workshops. Medical Specialist II - January, 1994 to February 07, 1999 – Department of Health – Regional Field Office No. 6, Mandurriao, Iloilo City Responsible for the implementation and management of the National Tuberculosis Control Program (NTP) and the National Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Control Program (NCVDPCP) in Region 6. Coordinates all program related activities, especially in the conduct of Training of the different levels of Field Health Implementers. Participate in the Regional Planning activities and budget proposal. Prepare the regional accomplishment reports for NTP and NCVDPCP. Acts as trainer and organizes semestral regional planning and evaluation workshops. Coordinate with the different Government Organizations, Non-Government Organizations and other Government Agencies in the promotion of the different health activities. Monitor the implementation of NTP and NCVDPCP and institute corrective and remedial measures to ensure the success of the program implementation by analyzing the quarterly reports and availability of supplies. Involve in the implementation of the Essential Drug Distribution System piloted in Western Visayas. Medical Specialist I- March, 1992 to December, 1993 – Department of Health – Regional Field Office No. 6, Mandurriao, Iloilo City Coordinator of the NTP. Assist in the launching of the different health program promotion activities. Monitors and supervise the program implementation and analyzed the success of the different program promotion activities. Attend to the different trainings, seminars and consultative workshops to improved program implementation. Rural Health Physician - July, 1991 to March, 1992 – Department of Health – Antique Integrated Provincial Health Office, San Jose, Antique Overall manager, supervisor, medical and legal officer of the Rural Health Unit of San Jose, Antique. Responsible for the effective implementation of the different health program activities. Conduct consultation, treatment of cases and IEC activities at the different Barangay Health Stations. Refer cases needing further diagnosis workup and management to the provincial hospital. Prepares and submits reports to the Provincial Health Office. Collaborate with the Local Government Unit to ensure continuity and efficiency in the delivery of health services. Professional Development through Relevant Training WHO Sondalo Training Course on the Implementation of the End TB Strategy WHO Collaborating Centre for TB and Lung Diseases, Tradate, Italy Cepina, Italy April 25 to May 7, 2016 Training to Develop Consultancy Skills on Programmatic Management of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis In The Western Pacific Region World Health Organization December 3 to 7, 2012 Manila, Philippines TB Infection Control TBCTA Regional Training Center Asia June 1 to 5, 2010 Yogyakarta, Indonesia Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization Implementation Workshop USAID and Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH) August 20 to 24, 2007 Bangkok, Thailand 13th International Course on AIDS Prevention and Care in Asia, 2006 Japan Foundation for AIDS Prevention October to November, 2006 Research Institute of TB, Japan Anti-TB Association Advance Course in TB Control Management Japan International Cooperation Agency January 11, 2005 – February 5, 2005 Research Institute of TB, Japan Anti-TB Association Workshop on Surveillance and Epidemiology of Tuberculosis in the Western Pacific Region World Health Organization Manila, Philippines May 4 – 7, 2004 Field Epidemiology Training Program National Epidemiology Center, Department of Health February 2001 – March 2004 San Lazaro Compound, Sta. Cruz, Manila Qualitative Assessment of Health and Development Program Using Focus Group Discussions Health Futures Foundation Incorporated February 22 – 25, 2000 Quezon City Research Training Course for Health Program Specialists University of the Philippines – College of Public Health Department of Health – Essential National Health Research Program November 15 – 26, 1999 Manila Group Training Course in Tuberculosis Control Japan International Cooperation Agency May 5, 1999 – August 13, 1999 Research Institute of TB, Japan Anti-TB Association Writeshop on Quality Control System for Sputum Microscopy Department of Health, Japan International Cooperation Agency September 1 – 4, 1997 NTP Training on WHO Module for National Level Department of Health, World Health Organization September 30 – October 3, 1997 Baguio City Training for DOH Representatives and LGU Program Coordinators on the Revised CDLMIS/EDDLMIS Monitoring Department of Health, Family Planning Logistics Management September 2 – 3, 1997 Bacolod City Train the Trainors DOH – HMDTDS & Training Institute for Managerial Excellence, Inc. December 7 – 19, 1992 Tagaytay City Seminar Workshop on Area-Program Based Health Planning Department of Health – Internal Planning Service & PHO-Antique November 18 – 22, 1991 San Jose, Antique Professional Development through Education Degree School Year Obtained Master in Management (Public Administration) University of the Philippines in the Visayas Iloilo City 1998 Doctor of Medicine Far Eastern University - Nicanor R. Reyes Memorial Medical Foundation 1989 Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences University of the Philippines in the Visayas Iloilo City 1985 High school San Jose Academy San Jose, Antique 1981 Elementary Sta. Rita Academy Sibalom, Antique 1977

2 FEB, 2018 15:30-17-30 hrs. PS4.2 Multi-sectoral Partnerships for Action on AMR