Long-touted as the Pearl of the Orient, the Philippines consists of 7,100 islands divided into three island groups: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
The two sites for the Philippine SEA-ORCHID Project are the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) and the Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital (JFH). Both are located in Metro Manila within the Luzon province.
University of the Philippines Manila
The University of the Philippines Manila is one of seven constituent universities of the UP System and the Philippines' leading university in the health sciences.
UP Manila is located in historic Ermita, Manila, east of Manila Bay which was UP's birthplace in 1908. The University will be celebrating its centennial in 2008.
As the Philippines' health science center, UP Manila fulfills its role of improving the health of Filipinos by constantly ensuring the relevance and excellence of its academic programs, generating significant knowledge and technologies through its researches, and rendering varied forms of health, training and extension services to Filipino communities. The programs and services address the priority health concerns of Filipinos and are being undertaken through close partnership and collaboration with the government, policy makers, other health institutions and professional health groups.
For more information about the University of the Philippines Manila, visit http://www.upm.edu.ph
UP College of Medicine
For more information about the UP College of Medicine, visit