Standing among the ranks of the most renowned experts in the medical field, Dr. Regina Pascua-Berba is taking HIV medicine and care to the next level. Dr. Berba is known in the HIV and AIDS advocacy for her service as the Director of the I-REACT Clinic at The Medical City (TMC)
I-REACT (I Am Responsible thru Early Assessment, Consultation and Treatment) is a DOH-accredited HIV treatment hub. With its primary mission of providing medical, psychosocial, occupational, and emotional care to People Living with HIV (PLHIV), the I-REACT clinic offers a variety of services tailor-fit to every PLHIV’s needs.
With Dr. Berba’s leadership, I-REACT has developed a safe environment not just for its clients, but also for their family, and HIV education advocates. The core of its support group is to promote healing through education, sharing and group dynamics, promotion of health events, art, yoga, and faith-therapy sessions, community outreach and advocacy activities.
Her work primarily focuses on infection prevention and control. She has led a project on the Infection control and Prevention Program Partnership of University of the Philippines Manila with the DOH. Moreover, Dr. Berba is involved in various programs including National Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Philippine Coalition against Tuberculosis, and HIV Prevention Forum at The Medical City.
Dr. Berba graduated from UP College of Medicine, and spent her Internal Medicine residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. She then had her fellowship in Infectious Disease at the Philippine General Hospital, and obtained her MS Clinical Epidemiology at the University of the Philippines.
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About the Ripple Awards
The second Ripple Awards was inspired by the ethos of courage and compassion in the face of tremendous odds, thus now honoring five (5) individuals, three (3) organizations and a project which demonstrates the genuine ability to move other people towards uplifting the lives affected by the HIV-AIDS epidemic.
Beyond the glitz and glamor, The Ripple Awards celebrates the great human potential to drive change, inspire hope, and bring healing to others in need. Save the date for the awarding of the top Ripplers at the Love Gala on May 11, 2019. Get your tickets here.