Thursday, September 15, 2016

How is Zika, Chikungunya & Dengue Infection Prevented?

DOH: Poor Philippine Provinces Prone to Disasters | DOH: Critical Inteventions with Great Improvements in Health Outcomes | Secretary Janette P. Loreto-Garin

Search and Destroy

  • Cover the drums, pails, and other waste containers at all times
  • Clean and replace the water in flower vases once a week
  • Cover the holes around the house with soil and sand
  • Remove or pierce old tires that are being used as roof support, also those tires placed around the house that might hold water
  • Flip-over empty bottles, jars, tin cans and other items that can collect and hold water
  • Clean and remove water on dish racks and other household items that can hold water

Self-protection Measures

  • Use mosquito repellants to avoid mosquito bites
  • Use mosquito nets when sleeping at daytime
  • Wear long sleeves or clothes that will protect your skin from mosquito bites

Poor Philippine Provinces Prone to Disasters | DOH

Critical Interventions with Great Improvements in Health Outcomes | Secretary Janette P. Loreto-Garin | DOH: Attaining the MDGs through Hi-5

Rio Magpantay MD named three categories to identify what provinces should be prioritized to know what should be the focused critical interventions:

Category 1: Provinces with High Poverty Magnitude

  • Provinces where opportunities for growth may be present but the poor are unable to participate in the growth process; the list shows provinces with the biggest number of poor families:

Region 1: Pangasinan
Region 4A: Quezon
Region 5: Camarines Sur
Region 6: Negros Occidental
Region 6: Iloilo
Region 7: Cebu
Region 8: Leyte
Region 9: Zamboanga Del Sur
Region 11: Davao Del Sur
ARMM: Sulu

Critical Interventions with Great Improvements in Health Outcomes | DOH

Secretary Janette P. Loreto-Garin MD | DOH: Attaining the MDGs through Hi-5 | UHC Hi-5 DOH: Strategies and Activities

The Department of Health (DOH) has translated the Aquino Health Agenda into Universal Health Care (UHC) or Kalusugang Pangkalahatan (KP) through the High Impact Five (Hi-5) Plan.

Hi-5 responds and focuses on five critical UHC interventions such as maternal care, infant care, under five children, HIV/ AIDS and establishing service delivery network that have high impact on health, prioritizing the poor, providing tangible outputs with synchronized nationwide implementation of activities.

"Infants and under-five children are the concerns in MDG 4 wherein the DOH and local government units need to implement more unified and intensified strategies in addressing child health concerns para mapababa ang mortality rate at maiwasan ang common diseases," declared Dr. Rio Mapantay, formerly Director of the Health Promotion & Communication Services and currently Director of DOH-Region 4A, when asked about Hi-5.

Hi-5 aims to produce the greatest improvements in health outcomes and the highest impact on the priority and vulnerable populations, which focus on five critical Universal Health Care interventions.

Promoting facility-based delivery and regular prenatal check-ups among pregnant women are critical interventions and the basic solutions in reducing the maternal mortality, according to health authorities.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Secretary Janette P. Loreto-Garin MD

DOH: Attaining the MDGs through Hi-5 | UHC Hi-5 DOH: Strategies and Activities | DOH Programs: What is Hi-5?

Original Article Title

Hi-5 Perspectives: A daughter, a mother, and a leader

She is one of the defenders of women and children's rights and welfare.

  • She is one of those who push for more improvement in the country's implementation of laws in support of these rights.

Her academic foundation prepared her to thread the path of public health service through legislative reforms.

  • She graduated cum laude with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology at the Divine Word University in Tacloban City.
  • She became an academic scholar and a consistent topnotcher of the Dean's List of the St. Luke's College of Medicine and a Silver Medalist in Master of Business Administration in Health at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business.

Attaining the MDGs through Hi-5 | DOH

UHC Hi-5 DOH: Strategies and Activities | DOH Programs: What is Hi-5? | Guidelines Applicable to PMA-Sponsored CME

Millenium Development Goals

The Philippines is one of the 189 United Nations (UN) member-countries that adopted the Millenium Declaration in 2000, which embodies eight Millenium Development Goals (or MDGs) with specific and interrelated goals which set to

  • eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, 
  • achieve unviersal primary education, 
  • promote gender equality and empower women, 
  • reduce child mortality, 
  • improve maternal health, 
  • combat HIV/AIDS, 
  • malaria and other diseases, 
  • ensure environmental sustainability 
  • and develop a global partnership for development