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Region 8 hosts "One Visayas" health forum

Tacloban City (June 21) -- All is set for the hosting of the Regional Development of Region 8 of the first One Visayas Health Forum on June 22, 2010 at the Convention Center A of the Leyte Park Hotel.

The One Visayas Regional Development Committee is composed of the Regional Development Councils of Regions VI, VII and VIII, with the chairpersons of the RDCs namely: Governor Salvacion Z. Perez for Region 6; Governor Gwendolyn F. Garcia for Region 7 and Calbayog City Mayor Mel Senen S. Sarmiento for Region 8, leading.

About 120 participants from the three Visayas Regions have signified their intention to the Forum, the NEDA Region Social Development Division informed the Philippine Information Agency.

The Forum aims to generate issues and experiences from the Local chief Executives of the three Visayas Regions in their operations of devolved tertiary, provincial and district hospitals.

The Forum also hopes to solicit policy recommendations and courses of action to improve delivery of devolved health services to local government units, considering the impact of climate change on human health.

Furthermore, the Forum provides a venue to share best practices of the three regions on the four thrusts of Fourmula One Health Service Delivery, Health Regulation, Health Care Financing and Health Governance.

No less than the Secretary of the Department of Health, Hon. Esperanza Cabral has been invited to keynote the first One Visayas Forum on Health.

Among the issues to be tackled is Climate Change and Human Health which will be discussed by Dr. Jaime Galvez Tan, Executive Director of Health Futures, Inc.

The consolidated issues on Health Sector will be discussed by Ho. Paulyn Jean Rosell-Abad, Assistant Health Secretary.

The sharing of best practices in the Health sector will be done by the representatives of the three RDCs: Region 7 for Health Service Delivery; and Region 6 for Health Regulation. For Region 8, Dr. Jose Lito Trumata will share best practices for Health Governance and Financing. (PIA 8) [top]

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