The issuance of critical policies for FP/MNCHN and TB implementation under the Government of the Philippines’ Universal Health Care or Kalusugan Pangkalahatan and the significant increases in budgets of the Department of Health (DOH) have yet to significantly improve overall health outcomes. This can be attributed to difficulties in implementing interventions at scale.
Since 2008, ZFF has implemented leadership and governance capability building programs for health in various rural municipalities in the country. Assessment of ZFF’s initial cohort municipalities in 2012 showed decreases in maternal mortality using ZFF’s health change model, which regards leadership as key to equitable and effective local health systems towards better health outcomes.
In 2011, the United States Agency for International Development awarded the global five-year Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program to Management Sciences for Health. The program, implemented in more than 20 countries in Africa, Latin America, Europe, and Asia, including the Philippines, aims to support partners to ensure the availability of quality pharmaceutical products and effective pharmaceutical services to achieve desired health outcomes.
The Philippines is considered a high-burden tuberculosis (TB) country by the World Health Organization’s Global Tuberculosis Report 2012.
LuzonHealth (Integrated Maternal, Neonatal, Child Health and Nutrition/Family Planning Regional Project in Luzon) is a five-year United States Agency for International Development health service strengthening project implemented by RTI International. The project supports the Department of Health (DOH)-led scale-up of high-impact services and client-centered information to reduce maternal and infant deaths, improve child health and nutrition and meet the demand for modern family planning services.
Last updated: February 26, 2015