Key Health Programs

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  • The Philippines has committed to the Unites States millennium declaration that translated into a roadmap a set of goals that targets reduction of poverty, hunger, and ill health. In the light of this government commitment, the Department of Health is faced with a challenge: to champion the cause of women and children towards achieving MDGs 4 (...
  • Oral Health Program cuts across all life-cycle programs (child, maternal, adolescent, older, person, etc) of the Family Health Office, National Center for Disease Prevention and Control. 1. Problem
  • The elimination program started in 2001 after a pilot study using combination drugs in 2000 in five selected municipalities in five provinces. To date, the Mass treatment has been going on province wide in 2003 targeting the eligible population ( 2 yrs old, 7 above) since its pilot study in 2000 using the combination drug Diethylcarbamazine...
  • Micronutrient deficiencies can cause inter-generational consequences. The level of health care and nutrition that women receive before and during pregnancy, at childbirth and immediately post-partum has significant bearing on the survival, growth and development of their fetus and newborn. Undernourished babies tend to grow into undernourished...
  • Overnutrition such as overweight and obesity is a serious health concern especially in the light of its strong association with the development of non-communicable diseases which are among the leading causes of mortality, morbidity and disability in the country today. These NCDs include cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes mellitus,...
  • Cancer is predicted to be an increasingly important cause of morbidity and mortality in the next few decades, in all regions of the world. The challenges of tackling cancer are enormous and when combined with population ageing -increases in cancer prevalence are inevitable, regardless of current or future actions or levels of investment. GOAL:...
  • Respiratory conditions impose an enormous burden on society. According to the WHO World Health Report 2000, the top five respiratory disease account for  17.4% of all deaths and 13.3% of all Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs). Lower respiratory tract infections, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), tuberculosis and lung cancer...
  • Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), cancers chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes (DM) are among the top killers in the Philippines, causing more than half of all deaths annually. Hypertension and diseases of the heart are among the ten leading causes of illnesses each year. These diseases are collectively known as Lifestyle Related Non-communicable...
  • GOAL: Quality Mental Health Care OBJECTIVE: Implementation of a mental health program strategy The National Mental Health Policy shall be pursued through a mental health program strategy prioritizing the promotion of mental health, protection of the rights and freedom of persons with mental diseases and the reduction of the burden and consequences...
  • Diabetes is a global concern that cuts across geographical boundaries regardless of race, sex, status and age. Diabetes and its complications impose a heavy burden to the individual, his family and society in general. Some of its serious effects are disability, poor quality of life and premature death. These impact not only on health care cost but...
  • Ano ang CLIMATE CHANGE? Ang climate change ay ang pagbabago ng klima o panahon dahil sa pagtaas ng mg greenhouse gases na nagpapainit sa mundo.  Nagdudulot ito ng mga sakuna kagaya ng heatwave, baha at tagtuyot na maaaring magdulot ng pagkakasakit o pagkamatay.  Kapag tumaas ang temperatura ng mundo, dadami ang mga sakit kagaya ng dengue...
  • I.     PROFILE/ RATIONALE OF THE HEALTH PROGRAM
  • Rationale          The proportion of older persons is expected to rise worldwide.  In the 1998 World Health Report, there were 390 million older people and this figure is expected to increase further (WHO).  This growth will certainly pose a challenge to country governments, particularly to the developing...
  • Government Mandates and Policies : Administrative Order No. 179 s.2004: Guidelines for the Implementation of the National Prevention of Blindness Program Department Personnel Order No. 2005-0547: Creation of Program Management Committee for the National Prevention of Blindness Program Subcommittees: Refractive Error/Low Vision, Childhood...
  • Unang Yakap:  Essential Newborn Care (ENC) Many initiatives, globally and locally, help save lives of pregnant women and children.  Essential Newborn Care (ENC) is one.   ENC is a simple cost-effective newborn care intervention that can improve neonatal as well as maternal care.  IT is an evidence-based intervintion that...
  • I. RATIONALE
  • Vision: "The global leader in providing quality health care for all through universal health care"   Mission: To ensure that the Philippines is globally competitive through implementation of quality standards in both public and private sector.   Goal: 1. The local Global Health Care industry will contribute a noticeable and...
  •   Rationale: The use of tobacco continues to be a major cause of health problems worldwide. There is currently an estimated 1.3 billion smokers in the world, with 4.9 million people dying because of tobacco use in a year.  If this trend continues, the number of deaths will increase to 10 million by the year 2020, 70% of which will be...
  • I. Mandates Presidential Decree No. 856 “Code of Sanitation of the Philippines”              Massage Therapists     Administrative Order No. 2010-0034 – “Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations Governing Massage Clinics and Sauna Bath Establishments”
  •   Background The first global study on premature deaths in 2009 (WHO Report) revealed that road crashes, suicide and violence were among the main causes of death worldwide for people aged 10 to 24 years. In 2011 (WHO Report), injuries were reported to be responsible for 9% of all deaths with road traffic injuries claiming nearly 3,500 lives...
  •   The National Dengue Prevention and Control Program was first initiated by the Department of Health (DOH) in 1993. Region VII and the National Capital Region served as the pilot sites. It was not until 1998 when the program was implemented nationwide. The target populations of the program are the general population, the local government...
  • I.     Rationale:  Background of the Program              Vision:               Better Quality of Life through Total Health Care for all Filipinos.              Mission:            A Rational...
  • Profile/Rationale of the Health Program
  •   Objective: Reduce the transmission of HIV and STI among the Most At Risk Population and General Population and mitigate its impact at the individual, family, and community level.   Program Activities:  With regard to the prevention and fight against stigma and discrimination, the following are the strategies and interventions: 1....
  •   Republic Act 9288
  • Rationale Traditional medicine throughout the world recognizes the significance of therapeutic massage in managing stress, illness or chronic ailments. Massage therapy is considered the oldest method of healing that applies various techniques like fixed or movable pressure, holding, vibration, rocking, friction, kneading and compression using...
  • Rationale Embalming is the funeral custom of cleaning and disinfecting bodies after death. It has been part of the funeral parlors so with our lives. For the past decades, embalming has been undergoing profound transformational events, not only in the Philippines but worldwide. Today, embalming is also considered an art. It is done to preserve the...
  • Rationale: The Philippines’ maternal and infant morbidity and mortality rates have been marked despite its efforts to assist local government units for the past decade. An important factor identified was the lack of trained healthcare providers particularly, in the far flung areas of the country. This hinders the recognition of basic...
  • The Mandate: A.O. 36, s2010 Aquino Health Agenda (AHA): Achieving Universal Health Care for All Filipinos Goal ›Achievement of better health outcomes, sustained health financing and responsive health system by ensuring that all Filipinos, esp. the disadvantaged group (lowest 2 income quintiles) have equitable access to affordable health care...
  • Objectives: 1. To provide the basis for the need for a   food fortification program in the   Philippines: The Micronutrient   Malnutrition Problem 2.   To discuss various types of  food fortification strategies 3.   To provide an update on the current   situation of food fortification in the  ...
  •   Profile/Rationale of the Health Program
  •                      Schistosomiasis is an infection caused by blood fluke, specifically Schistosoma japonicum. An individual may acquire the infection from fresh water contaminated with larval cercariae, which develop in snails. Infected yet untreated individuals could transmit the disease...
  •                  Republic Act No. 7719, also known as the National Blood Services Act of 1994, promotes voluntary blood donation to provide sufficient supply of safe blood and to regulate blood banks. This act aims to inculcate public awareness that blood donation is a humanitarian act.    ...
  • Rabies is a human infection that occurs after a transdermal bite or scratch by an infected animal, like dogs and cats. It can be transmitted when infectious material, usually saliva, comes into direct contact with a victim’s fresh skin lesions. Rabies may also occur, though in very rare cases, through inhalation of virus-containing spray or...
  •             On February 23, 2011, the Department of Health (DOH) launched the exclusive breastfeeding campaign dubbed “Breastfeeding TSEK: (Tama, Sapat, Eksklusibo)”. The primary target of this campaign is the new and expectant mothers in urban areas.
  • Filariasis is a major parasitic infection, which continues to be a public health problem in the Philippines.  It was first discovered in the Philippines in 1907 by foreign workers.  Consolidated field reports showed a prevalence rate of 9.7% per 1000 population in 1998. It is the second leading cause of permanent and long-term disability...
  •                One million children under five years old die each year in less developed countries. Just five diseases (pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria, measles and dengue hemorrhagic fever) account for nearly half of these deaths and malnutrition is often the underlying condition. Effective and affordable...
  • I. BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE
  • The performance indicators in the LGU Scorecard are a subset of the Performance Indicator Framework (PIF) of the ME3. The performance indicators measure basic intermediate outcomes and major outputs of health reform programs, projects and activities (PPAs). There are 46 performance indicators in the LGU Scorecard categorized in two sets (Set I and...
  • CHD Scorecard shall reflect performance of the CHD as extension producers of the DOH in its mandate and function of steering and leading the national health system.  Performance indicators shall include extent and quality of goods and services desired by the local health systems in the regional coverage area, and prescribed by DOH management...
  • A five year medium term plan prepared by F1 convergence provinces using the Fourmula One for Health framework to improve the highly decentralized system; financing, regulation, good governance and service delivery The five year province-wide investment plan for health is an important evidence-based platform for local health system management and a...
  • (As contained in Administrative Order No. 2011-0008 dated July 12, 2011) I.    RATIONALEIn developing countries, the rapid rate of urbanization has outpaced the ability of governments to build essential infrastructure for health and social services. Among many features of urbanization in developing countries include greater...
  • AN ACT TO MAXIMIZE THE CONTRIBUTION OF SENIOR CITIZENS TO NATION BUILDING, GRANT BENEFITS AND SPECIAL PRIVILEGES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representative of the Philippines in Congress assembled:
  • The Global Movement for Active Ageing, which was conceived by the World Health Organization (WHO), will need the collaboration of many different partners from all over the world. Active ageing is the capacity of the people, as they grow older to lead productive and healthy lives in their families, societies and economies.
  • REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7876 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER IN ALL CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES OF THE PHILIPPINES, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR. Sec. 1. Title. — This Act shall be known as the "Senior Citizens Center Act of the Philippines."
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    "Gusto kong Maging Doktor" A Medical Scholarship Grant for Indigenous People, Local Health Workers, Barangay Health Workers, Department of Health Employees or their children. This is a jJoint program of the Department of Health (DOH), Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), and several State Universities and Medical Schools. For...
  • Population/Family Planning Issue Senate Bill No. 1546: "Reproductive Health Act of 2004" House Bill No. 16: "Reproductive Health Act of 2004" The Truth About the P50M CFC Contract with DOH CFC-DOH Partnership
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  • Malaria is a parasite-caused disease that is usually acquired through the bite of a female Anopheles mosquito. It can be transmitted in the following ways: (1) blood transfusion from an infected individual; (2) sharing of IV needles; and (3) transplacenta (transfer of malaria parasites from an infected mother to its unborn child). This parasite-...
  •   The Department of Health (DOH) spearheaded the creation of Human Resource for Health Network (HRHN), which is a multi-sectoral organization composed of government agencies and non-government organizations. The network seeks to address and respond to human resource for health (HRH) concerns and problems.
  • I.       Rationale The Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) was established in 1976 to ensure that infants/children and mothers have access to routinely recommended infant/childhood vaccines. Six vaccine-preventable diseases were initially included in the EPI: tuberculosis, poliomyelitis, diphtheria, tetanus,...
  •             Oral disease continues to be a serious public health problem in the Philippines. The prevalence of dental caries on permanent teeth has generally remained above 90% throughout the years. About 92.4% of Filipinos have tooth decay (dental caries) and 78% have gum diseases (periodontal diseases) (DOH, NMEDS...
  • A Door-to-Door Measles-Rubella (MR) Immunization Campaign Vaccinating All Children, 9 months to below 8 years old From April 4 to May 4, 2011
  • I.   Profile/Rationale of the Health Program A global strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) was issued jointly by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in 2002, to reverse the disturbing trends in infant and young child feeding practices. This global strategy was...
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    “Knock-out Tigdas 2007” is a sequel to the 1998 and 2004 “Ligtas Tigdas” mass measles immunization campaign. All children 9 months to 48 months old ( born October 1, 2003 – January 1,2007) should be vaccinated against measles from October 15 - November 15, 2007 , door-to-door.
  • I. What is Botika ng Barangay?
  •      Tuberculosis is a disease caused by a bacterium called Mycobeacterium tuberculosis that is mainly acquired by inhalation of infectious droplets containing viable tubercle bacilli. Infectious droplets can be produced by coughing, sneezing, talking and singing. Coughing is generally considered as the most efficient way of...
  • I.     Profile / Rationale of the Health Program Republic Act No. 7277, “An Act Providing for the Rehabilitation, and Self-Reliance of Disabled  Persons and Their Integration into the Mainstream of Society and for Other Purposes,” and otherwise known as “The Magna Carta for Disabled Persons.”  was passed...
  • Vision/Mission Statement
  • The program covers diseases of a parasitic, fungal, viral, and bacteria in nature, usually acquired through the ingestion of contaminated drinking water or food. The more common of these diseases are bacterial in nature, the most common of which are typhoid fever and cholera. These two organisms had been the cause of major outbreaks in the...
  • Brief Description of Program A national mandated priority public health program to attain the country's national health development: a health intervention program and an important tool for the improvement of the health and welfare of mothers, children and other members of the family. It also provides information and services for the couples of...
  • Environmental Health is concerned with preventing illness through managing the environment and by changing people's behavior to reduce exposure to biological and non-biological agents of disease and injury.  It is concerned primarily with effects of the environment to the health of the people.
  • Emerging and re-emerging infections (e.g., SARS, meningococcemia, Avian Influenza or bird flu, A (H1N1) virus infection) threaten countries all over the world. In 2003, SARS affected at least 30 countries with most of the countries from Asia. In response to its sudden and unexpected emergence, quarantine and isolation measures and rapid contract...
  • Introduction The Philippine National Strategic Framework for lan Development for CHildren or CHILD 21 is a strategic framework for planning programs and inte
  • A Situationer on Adolescents Health                 

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