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PIA Press Release
Wednesday, November 03, 2010

PPP forged pact to promote health in ZamPen region

By Jocelyn P. Alvarez

Zamboanga City- Public Private Partnership (PPP) in this part of the region is proven to be going well as more and more PPP’s are in cooperation for the common end geared towards development.

Just recently, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Health (DOH) and the Zuellig Family Foundation (ZFF) officially inked an alliance intended to address common health problems in the Zamboanga Peninsula region.

The alliance’s mission is to promote responsive public health leadership and governance through partnership and convergence.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed on Oct. 19 by no less than Social Welfare Secretary herself Corazon “Dinky” Soliman, Dr. Manuel Ponce (for DOH Sec. Enrique Ona) and Roberto Romulo, chairman- ZFF.

Soliman expressed during the MOU signing that this is just one of the few public-private-partnership to focus on poverty reduction and health.

Core group members of the alliance include: DSWD, DOH, ZFF, Philhealth, and the LGUs of the provinces of Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga Sibugay. It was learned from DSWD that the signing of the alliance will be done in the coming months.

Each core member has a responsibility to pursue. For its part, DSWD will be providing barangay health stations through the KALAHI-CIDSS projects. DSWD said it’s Conditional Cash Transfer under the 4Ps program will ensure that the poor families will avail of regular health services.

DOH’s responsibility includes the upgrading and enhancement of its health facilities through the Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care Facilities. Trainings on capacity building for health professionals also forms part of the health department’s responsibility. DOH will also augment provision of drugs and medication.

Philhealth for its part will conduct the accreditation of health facilities and provide trainings for advocacy and knowledge officers. While the LGUS shall without fail provide administrative and technical assistance.

New methods on health care will be shared by ZFF through leadership trainings for mayors and health professionals. Continuous medical education trainings for midwives and barangay health workers will also be provided.

 
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