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City to partner with various agencies on adolescent health

TO ensure sustainable availability and accessibility of adolescence and youth-friendly, the city government of Cagayan de Oro will partner with different government agencies and civil society organizations for the implementation of the Information Service Development Network (ISDN) on Adolescent Health and Development Program.

This, as the 20th City Council during its regular session Monday presided over by City Vice Mayor Jocelyn B. Rodriguez enacted an ordinance authorizing City Mayor Rolando A. Uy to enter into and sign the partnership agreement with the agencies and stakeholders for the purpose.

These agencies include Commission on Population and Development Region 10 (POPCOM-10), Department of Health (DOH-10), Cagayan de Oro City Division Schools, Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (COCPO), USAID’s ReachHealth Project, City SK Federation, Xavier Science Foundation-KKK Project, Philippine Mental Health Association, and Zuellig Family Foundation (ZFF).

The Gavel learned that the ISDN is a constellation or network of information and services programs related to adolescent health and development being provided by different organizations including government agencies and civil society organizations operating within a given area.

Mayor Uy informed the legislative body that the partnership aims to adopt and promote the establishment of ISDN to link information and service delivery interventions for the adolescent’s health-related needs for a well-coordinated, multi-sectoral and comprehensive provision of health and development interventions for young people.

The legislation was reviewed and endorsed by the committees on health, nutrition, and health insurance and on laws and rules chaired by Councilors Maria Lourdes S. Gaane and Ian Mark Q. Nacaya, respectively.

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