Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDA)

For further questions/details, please contact:

Name of Office: Bureau of Local Health Development

Raul R. Alamis

Bureau of Local Health Development

Building #3, 2nd Floor, DOH, Manila

Telelphone Number: 711-62-85/711-61-40

e-mail: pacholo148@yahoo.com

 

Is there any available list of identified areas under the GIDA?

Name of Office: Bureau of Local Health Development

The Bureau of Local Health Development is currently consolidating and analyzing the list of GIDA areas submitted by the Center for Health Development (CHDs)

 

What are the objectives of GIDA?

Name of Office: Bureau of Local Health Development

The objectives of GIDA are the following:

1. To empower communities, local government units (LGUs) and key stakeholders toward good governance for health.

2. To generate LGU and community commitment to manage and sustain health care.

3. To strengthen multi-sectoral linkages through convergence and efficient use of resources.

4. To improve access and provision of health services.

 

What are the program components of GIDA?

Name of Office: Bureau of Local Health Development

The program components of GIDA are:

1. Community development

  • Community organization and mobilization
  • Community needs analysis
  • Participative community planning
  • Generation and allocation of resources (resource mobilization)
  • Alliance building and multi-sectoral partnership

2. Provision of technical and financial assistance

  • Upgrading of health facilities
  • Capacity and capability building

3. Monitoring and Evaluation

  •  Documentation of best practices
  •  GIDA Indicators

What is GIDA?

Name of Office: Bureau of Local Health Development

Refer to communities with marginalized population physically and socio-economically separated from the mainstream society and characterized by:

1. Physical Factors - isolated due to distance, weather conditions and transportation difficulties (island, upland, lowland, landlocked, hard to reach and unserved/underserved communities).

2. Socio-economic Factors (high poverty incidence, presence of vulnerable sector, communities in or recovering from situation of crisis or armed conflict).

 

What is the goal of GIDA?

Name of Office: Bureau of Local Health Development

  To establish and institutionalize a system for managing local health development in GIDA communities to ensure provision of quality health care services.