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Our Manila office opened in 2004, serving the third-largest pharmaceutical market in the ASEAN region. The Philippines is well positioned for future growth that will largely be driven by the government continuing to encourage the use of generics while improving the regulatory environment to attract foreign investment. In particular, clinical research into vaccinations used to prevent tropical diseases is an area that is bound to expand, due in part to the field having been neglected for many years and because of the availability of a large patient pool.

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Health Expenditure per Capita
(2018, US$)


Source: Financing Global Health Database 2018



million people

Source: The World Bank

Burden of Disease DALYs Causes % of Total DALYs
(2017, all ages/both sexes)

Ischemic heart disease (7.93%)

Neonatal disorders (7.54%)

Lower respiratory infections (7.08%)

Source: Institute Health Matrics and Evaluation GBD

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