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Eloisa Zepeda-Teng

Eloisa Zepeda-Teng (photo)

Mrs. Eloisa "Louie" Zepeda-Teng is a program associate at the Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP) for the ASEAN Region. She also served as the representatitve from the Western Pacific Region for the Stop TB Partnership, an initiative of the World Health Organization. She previously served as the executive director of Kasama Sa Kalusugan for Tuberculosis patients under the Tropical Disease Foundation in 2009. She contributes to the advocacy efforts of the Women Committee of the Philippine Blind Union in the National Capital Region and represented Blind Women for Accessibility on a national scale. Appointed by the chairman of NOVA Foundation, she spearheaded the Blind Committee while performing medical missions for children with disabilities. She is an active affiliate of Samahan Lusog Baga, a group of former Tuberculosis patients supported by the Philippines Department of Health and private health service providers funded by GlobalFund. In 2012, with support from the IDPP, Ms. Zepeda performed an internship within the Disability and Rehabilitation Team of the World Health Organization (WHO). Ms. Zepeda has represented her country on numerous occasions to offer the patient's perspective at UNION Assemblies and WHO strategic planning meetings for the treatment of Tuberculosis. She aims to give focus on the inclusion of disability rights and accessibility in the freely given treatment for the communicable disease. Mrs. Zepeda-Teng is from Manila, Philippines. She completed her B.S. in Architecture at Mapua Institute of Technology and earned a Master's in Comparative and International Disability Policy in December 2012 from American University's School of International Service through the IDPP and The Nippon Foundation Fellowship.