We are a health communications organization.
We believe information empowers people to positively change their lives and the society in which they belong.
Our way of communicating relevant health information shall be a reflection of our commitment to truth, integrity, fairness, professionalism, and excellence.
We shall surmount all challenges to our organization and publications so they may become the most respected in Philippine health journalism.
By all these we shall stand, and in all these we shall find fulfillment.
Education—specifically health education—never stops. Not for the average citizen who has to constantly be aware of what makes their body tick. Not for the healthcare professional who has to constantly keep abreast of the developments in their chosen field. Not for the public health official who has to keep in mind the health needs of the entire population. Not even for the most respected doctor who has been given a lifetime achievement award, or has exhausted the list of degrees anybody can attach to their name, or has been universally regarded as the greatest medical authority. In fact, health education does not stop even—or should we say, especially—for us, who have made the search and the dissemination of relevant health information our calling.
As a healthcare communications organization, the MOSMAN NEWMEDIA INC. shares the vision of the United Nations to achieve “Health for all.” By focusing our information dissemination efforts on healthcare professionals all over the country, we are playing our part in making relevant health information available to them, who in turn shall pass these pieces of information on to the rest of the people.
To achieve “health for all,” we are aiming to provide “healthcare information for all.”
Message from the Publisher
Welcome to the newly ramped-up Medical Observer on-line edition.
After 23 years, the decision to embrace the digital revolution in global communication was made compelling by the need, or more correctly, the demand for up-to-date, if not real-time, access to medical or health information.
As we now operate on multi-platform media, we vow to deliver medical and health news as the information becomes available – new drug discoveries, disease and epidemic outbreaks, breakthrough treatments, new drug approvals, landmark surgical procedures, and critical health policy issuances – affecting our daily lives and impacting on how we maintain our health.
The Medical Observer bares these bragging rights as it takes on board a highly driven and tech-savvy team of young information and communication technology professionals.
But while the mission has broadly expanded, our overriding purpose is the same and singular — to contribute to the wealth of information and knowledge shaping health policy and medical practice in the Philippines and how they impact on plain folks like you and me.
We are trading our straitjackets that have confined us to catering to the information needs of doctors and other professionals. We are taking you — patients and consumers — right into where it’s at.
For we believe that a more medically informed public leads to a more enlightened crafting of health and public safety policies.
From now on, you can count on us to deliver the news hot off the delivery room.
But we do not only want you to read us.
We want you to engage us as we turn the Medical Observer not only into an online sounding board but also as an information clearinghouse. Do participate in what is sure to be a health- and life-enhancing discussions.
JENA F. FETALINO
Established in 1990, MOSMAN is the leading and pioneering health-care communications organization in the Philippines. Over the years we have strived to maintain a high level of excellence in our people, products, and services. Because of this, we have won the trust and confidence of healthcare professionals, pharmaceutical companies, and medical societies.
This year, MOSMAN NEWMEDIA INC. now headed by young enterprising leaders whose years of comprehensive experience in the industry, lead the company towards success through digital cascade of health care information.
We offer comprehensive health-care communications services that help enhance people’s quality of life. For we believe that Information empowers as much as it heals.
MARIO JORDAN FETALINO III, CDPR
Head, Digital Communications
DONG DELOS REYES
ERIC MICHAEL SANTOS
STEPHANIE P. VERUELA
BERNADETTE M. ARCENA, MD, DPDB, FPPA
ALLAN CASTILLO DAMPIL, MD, FPCP
DARBY E. SANTIAGO, MD, DPBO
ROGER BADILLO II, MD
MISSHELL SORONGON, MD
MARIA GRACIA MORRISEY
OLIVER RAE POLKINGHORNE
Correspondents – Australia
INNIE WILLIAMS RN-BC,WCC
Correspondents – USA
MARY LOU CERA-GARCIA, MD, FPCP, FPCC
MA. ANA CARLA VILLANUEVA
Consultants – Finance & Accounting
Sales and Editorial Executive
SANTIAGO CRUZ, SARTE