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).