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City, DOH partnership for implementation of city-wide health programs seen

THE proposed partnership between the Department of Health-Center for Health Development Northern Mindanao and the City Government of Cagayan de Oro for the implementation of the city-wide health programs will be reviewed by the 20th City Council headed by Vice Mayor Jocelyn Rodriguez through the committee on health and health insurance chaired by Councilor Maria Lourdes S. Gaane.

This, as the City Health Office submitted its proposal requesting the City Council to enact an ordinance authorizing City Mayor Rolando A. Uy to enter into and sign the terms of partnership for the purpose.

Under the terms of partnership, Section 22 of RA 11223 also known as the Universal Health Care (UHC) Act of 2019 mandates the national government to make available commensurate financial and non-financial matching grants, including capital outlay, human resources for health and health commodities, to improve the functionality of city-wide health systems, provided that the grants shall be in accordance with the approved city-wide health investment plans.

The Formula One Plus for Health with its tagline “Boosting Universal Health Care” is the strategic framework for health sector reform to attain the goals outlined by the Philippine government in the Philippine development plan, the sustainable development goals, specifically for the health sector, more equitable health care financing, and a more responsive health system.

The city has agreed to implement health sector reforms consistent with the UHC Act and the Formula One Plus for Health and has proven its capacity to utilize investment and sustain the reform process, among others.

The city, in partnership with their component LGUs, have agreed to fund and implement the programs, project, and activities through their own financing source, and through available funds and resources from the DOH, and development partners, coordinated with the DOH. (SP/JBDacer)


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