Department of Health Programs

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1. Adolescent and Youth Health Program (AYHP) established in 2001 under the oversight of the Department of Health in partnership with other government agencies with adolescent concerns and other stakeholdres. is targeting youth ages 10–24 provides comprehensive implementation guidelines for youth-friendly comprehensive health care and services on multiple levels—national, regional, provincial/city, and municipal. is solidly achored on International and laws, passages and polices meant to address adolescent’s health concerns.

operating within the facets and adolescents and youth health that includes disability, mental and environmental health, reproductive and sexuality, violence and injury prevention and among others. address sexual and reproductive health issues likewise adopts gender-sensitive approaches. Guidelines cover service delivery, IEC, training, research and information collection, monitoring and evaluation, and quality assurance. 2. Botika Ng Barangay (BnB)

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refers to a drug outlet managed by a legitimate community organization (CO) / non-government organization (NGO) and/or the Local Government Unit (LGU), with a trained operator and a supervising pharmacist specifically established in accordance with this Order. ensures accessibility of low-priced generic over-the-counter drugs and eight (8) prescription drugs as recommended by the National Drug Formulary Committee. the policies surrounding the BnB (AO 144) ensure that such can be sustained in the medium term. II. Objectives

To promote equity in health by ensuring the availability and accessibility of affordable, safe and effective, quality essential drugs to all, with priority for marginalized, underserved, critical and hard to reach areas. To integrate all related issuances of the DOH that provides rules and regulations in the establishment and operations of BnBs; and To define the roles and responsibilities of the different units of the DOH and other partners from the different sectors in facilitating and regulating the establishment of BnBs. 3. Breastfeeding TSEK

On February 23, 2011, the Department of Health (DOH) launched the exclusive breastfeeding campaign dubbed “Breastfeeding TSEK: (Tama, Sapat, Eksklusibo)”. The primary target of this campaign is the new and expectant mothers in urban areas. encourages mothers to exclusively breastfeed their babies from birth up to 6 months. Exclusive breastfeeding means that for the first six months from birth, nothing except breast milk will be given to babies. aims to establish a supportive community, as well as to promote public consciousness on the health benefits of breastfeeding.

Among the many health benefits of breastfeeding are lower risk of diarrhea, pneumonia, and chronic illnesses. 4. Blood Donation Program Republic Act No. 7719, also known as the National Blood Services Act of 1994, promotes voluntary blood donation to provide sufficient supply of safe blood and to regulate blood banks. aims to inculcate public awareness that blood donation is a humanitarian act. The National Voluntary Blood Services Program (NVBSP) of the Department of Health is targeting the youth as volunteers in its blood donation program this year.

aims to create public consciousness on the importance of blood donation in saving the lives of millions of Filipinos. Goals: The National Voluntary Blood Services Program (NVBSP) aims to achieve the following: 1. Development of a fully voluntary blood donation system; 2. Strengthening of a nationally coordinated network of BSF to increase efficiency by centralized testing and processing of blood; 3. Implementation of a quality management system including of Good Manufacturing Practice GMP and Management Information System (MIS);

4. Attainment of maximum utilization of blood through rational use of blood products and component therapy; and 5. Development of a sound, viable sustainable management and funding for the nationally coordinated blood network. 5. Child Health and Development Strategic Plan Year 2001-2004 The Philippine National Strategic Framework for lan Development for CHildren or CHILD 21 is a strategic framework for planning programs and interventions that promote and safegurad the rights of Filipino children.

Covering the period 2000-2005, it paints in broad strokes a vision for the quality of life of Filipino children in 2025 and a roadmap to achieve the vision. Children’s Health 2025, a subdocument of CHILD 21, realizes that health is a critical and fundamental element in children’s welfare. However, health programs cannot be implemented in isolation from the other component that determine the safety and well being of children in society. Children’s Health 2025, therefore, should be able to integrate the strategies and interventions into the overall plan for children’s development.

Vision A healthy Filipino child is: Wanted, planned and conceived by healthy parentsCarried to term by healthy motherBorn into a loving, caring. stable family capable of providing for his or her basic needsDelivered safely by a trained attendant Screened for congenital defects shortly after birth; if defects are found, interventions to corrrect these defects are implemented at the appropriate time Exclusively breastfed for at least six months of age, and continued breasfeeding up to two yearsIntroduced to compementary foods at about six

months of age, and gradually to a balanced, nutritious dietProtected from the consequences of protein-calorie and micronutirent deficiencies through good nutrition and access to fortified foods and iodized salt Provided with safe, clean and hygienic surroundings and protected from accidentsProperly cared for at home when sick and brought timely to a health facility for appropriate management when needed.

Offered equal access to good quality curative, preventive and promotive health care services and health education as members of the Filipino society Regularly monitored for proper growth and development, and provided with adequate psychosocial and mental stimulationScreened for disabilities and developmental delays in early childhood; if disabilities are found, interventions are implemented to enabled the child to enjoy a life of dignity at the highest level of function attainable Protected from discrimination, exploitation and abuse

Empowered and enabled to make decisions regarding healthy lifestyle and behaviors and included in the formulation health policies and programsAfforded the opportunity to reach his or her full potential as adult. Goal The ultimate goal of Children’s Health 2025 is to achieve good health for all Filipino children by the year 2025. Strategies and Activities

* Enhance capacity and capability of health facilities in the early recognition, management and prevention of common childhood illness * Strengthening community-based support systems and interventions for children’s health * Fostering linkages with advocacy groups and professional organizations and to promote children’s health 6. CHD Scorecard reflect performance of the CHD as extension producers of the DOH in its mandate and function of steering and leading the national health system. Performance indicators shall include extent and quality of goods and services desired by the local health systems in the regional coverage area,

and prescribed by DOH management, along the 4 main strategies of F1. shall also include satisfaction of clients with CHD services and products. 7. Committee of Examiners for Undertakers and Embalmers Embalming is the funeral custom of cleaning and disinfecting bodies after death. Objective: The Department of Health (DOH) created the CEUE to regulate embalming practice in the country. The creation was made possible by Presidential Decree (PD) No. 856 “Code of Sanitation of the Philippines” Chapter XXI “Disposal of Dead Persons” and Executive Order No. 102 s. 1999 “Rationalization and Streamlining Plan of the DOH”.

8. Committee of Examiners for Massage Therapy (CEMT) Objective: The Department of Health created the Committee of Examiners for Massage Therapy (CEMT) to regulate the practice of massage therapy in accordance to the provisions of the Sanitation Code of the Philippines (PD 856) and Executive Order No. 102 s. 1999, Reorganization and Streamlining of the Department of Health. It provides the CEMT the function to ensure that only qualified individuals enter the regulated profession and that the care and services which the massage therapists provide are within the standards of practice. 9. Climate Change

ang pagbabago ng klima o panahon dahil sa pagtaas ng mg greenhouse gases na nagpapainit sa mundo. Nagdudulot ito ng mga sakuna kagaya ng heatwave, baha at tagtuyot na maaaring magdulot ng pagkakasakit o pagkamatay. Kapag tumaas ang temperatura ng mundo, dadami ang mga sakit kagaya ng dengue, diarrhea, malnutrisyon at iba pa. Dalawang sanhi ng climate change ay ang: 1. Natural na pagbabago ng klima ng buong mundo nitong mga nagdaang matagal na panahon. Ito ay sama-samang epekto ng enerhiya mula sa araw, sa pag-ikot ng mundo, at sa init na nagmumula sa ilalim ng lupa na nagpapataas ng temperatura o init sa hangin na bumabalot sa mundo.

2. Mga gawain ng tao na nagbubunga ng pagdami o pagtaas ng carbon dioxide at iba pang greenhouse gases )GHGs). ANg GHGs ang nagkukulong ng init sa mundo. Ang pagbuga ng carbon dioxide ng mga sasakyang gumagamit ng gasolina, ang pagputol ng mga puno na siya sanang mag-aalis ng carbon dioxide sa hangin, at pagkabulok ng mga bagay na organic na nagbubunga ng methane (isa pang uri ng GHGs) ay ilan sa mga dahilan ng climate change. Epektong Pangkalusugan ng CLIMATE CHANGE Mga epekto sa tao ng matinding init, tagtuyot at bagyo. Pagtaas ng bilang ng kaso ng mga sakit na:

– Dala ng tubig o pagkain tulad ng choler at iba pang sakit na may pagtatae. – Dala ng insekto tulad ng lamok )malaria at dengue) at ng daga (Leptospirosis). Dulot ng polusyon (allergy) Malnutrisyon at epektong panglipunan dulot ng pagkasira ng mga komunidad at pangkabuhayan nito. 10. Dental Health Program VISION: Empowered and responsible Filipino citizens taking care of their own personal oral health for an enhanced quality of life MISSION: The state shall ensure quality, affordable, accessible and available oral health care delivery.

GOAL: Attainment of improved quality of life through promotion of oral health and quality oral health care. OBJECTIVES AND TARGETS: 1. The prevalence of dental caries is reduce 2. The prevalence of periodontal disease is reduced 3. Dental caries experience is reduced 4. The proportion of Orally Fit Children (OFC) 12-71 months old is increased 11. Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Disease Program Goal: Prevention and control of emerging and re-emerging infectious disease from becoming public health problems. Objectives: 1.

Reduce public health impact of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases; and 2. Strengthen surveillance, preparedness, and response to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. Program Strategies: 1. Development of systems, policies, standards, and guidelines for preparedness and response to emerging diseases; 2. Technical Assistance or Technical Collaboration; 3. Advocacy/Information dissemination; 4. Intersectoral collaborations; 5. Capability building for management, prevention and control of emerging and re-emerging diseases that may pose epidemic/pandemic threat; and 6.

Logistical support for drugs and vaccines for meningococcemia and anti-viral drugs and vaccine for Pandemic Influenza Preparedness. 12. Environmental Health concerned with preventing illness through managing the environment and by changing people’s behavior to reduce exposure to biological and non-biological agents of disease and injury. concerned primarily with effects of the environment to the health of the people. Program strategies and activities are focused on environmental sanitation, environmental health impact assessment and occupational health through inter-agency collaboration.

An Inter-Agency COmmittee on Environmental Health was created by virute of E. O. 489 to facilitate and improve coordination among concerned agencies. It provides the venue for technical collaboration, effective monitoring and communication, resource mobilization, policy review and development. The Committee has five sectoral task forces on water, solid waste, air, toxic and chemical substances and occupational health. Vision Health Settings for All Filipinos Mission Provide leadership in ensuring health settings Goals

Reduction of environmental and occupational related diseases, disabilities and deaths through health promotion and mitigation of hazards and risks in the environment and worksplaces. Strategic Objectives 1. Development of evidence-based policies, guidelines, standards, programs and parameters for specific healthy settings. 2. Provision of technical assistance to implementers and other relevant partners 3. Strengthening inter-sectoral collaboration and broad based mass participation for the promotion and attainment of healthy settings 13.

Expanded Program on Immunization established in 1976 to ensure that infants/children and mothers have access to routinely recommended infant/childhood vaccines. Six vaccine-preventable diseases were initially included in the EPI: tuberculosis, poliomyelitis, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and measles. In 1986, 21. 3% “fully immunized” children less than fourteen months of age based on the EPI Comprehensive Program review. Program Objectives/Goals: To reduce the morbidity and mortality among children against the most common vaccine-preventable diseases.

Specific Goals: 1. To immunize all infants/children against the most common vaccine-preventable diseases. 2. To sustain the polio-free status of the Philippines. 3. To eliminate measles infection. 4. To eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus 5. To control diphtheria, pertussis, hepatitis b and German measles. 6. To prevent extra pulmonary tuberculosis among children. Mandates: Republic Act No. 10152“MandatoryInfants and Children Health Immunization Act of 2011Signed by President Benigno Aquino III in July 26, 2010.

The mandatory includes basic immunization for children under 5 including other types that will be determined by the Secretary of Health. Strategies: Conduct of Routine Immunization for Infants/Children/Women through the Reaching Every Barangay (REB) strategy aimed to improve the access to routine immunization and reduce drop-outs. There are 5 components of the strategy, namely: data analysis for action, re-establish outreach services, strengthen links between the community and service, supportive supervision and maximizing resources.

Supplemental Immunization Activity (SIA) used to reach children who have not been vaccinated or have not developed sufficient immunity after previous vaccinations. conducted either national or sub-national –in selected areas. Strengthening Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Surveillance critical for the eradication/elimination efforts, especially in identifying true cases of measles and indigenous wild polio virus Procurement of adequate and potent vaccines and needles and syringes to all health facilities nationwide IV. Status of implementation/ Accomplishment

All health facilities (health centers and barangay health stations) have at least one (1) health staff trained on REB. Introduction to New Vaccines For 2012, Rotavirus and Pneumococcal vaccines will be introduced in the national immunization program. Immunization will be prioritized among the infants of families listed in the National Housing and Targeting System (NHTS) for Poverty Reduction nationwide. 14. Essential Newborn Care The Child Survival Strategy published by the Department of Health has emphasized the need to strengthen health services of children throughout the stages.

The neonatal period has been identified as one of the most crucial phase in the survival and development of the child. The United Nations Millennium Development Goal Number 4 of reducing under five child mortality can be achieved by the Philippines however if the neonatal mortality rates are not addressed from its non-moving trend of decline, MDG 4 might not be achieved. Vision and Mission: None to mention as these are inclusive in the MNCHN Strategy and NOH 2011-2016 Goals: To reduce neonatal mortality rates by 2/3 from 1990 levels Objectives:

To provide evidence-based practices to ensure survival of the newborn from birth up to the first 28 days of life To deliver time-bound core intervention in the immediate period after the delivery of the newborn To strengthen health facility environment for breastfeeding initiation to take place and for breastfeeding to be continued from discharge up to 2 years of life To provide appropriate and timely emergency newborn care to newborns in need of resuscitation To ensure access of newborns to affordable life-saving medicines to reduce deaths and morbidity from leading causes of newborn conditions To ensure inclusion of newborn care in the overall approach to the Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition Strategy 15. Family Planning A national mandated priority public health program to attain the country’s national health development: a health intervention program and an important tool for the improvement of the health and welfare of mothers, children and other members of the family. provides information and services for the couples of reproductive age to plan their family according to their beliefs and circumstances through legally and medically acceptable family planning methods. The program is anchored on the following basic principles.

Responsible Parenthood which means that each family has the right and duty to determine the desired number of children they might have and when they might have them. And beyond responsible parenthood is Responsible Parenting which is the proper ubringing and education of chidren so that they grow up to be upright, productive and civic-minded citizens. Respect for Life. The 1987 Constitution states that the government protects the sanctity of life. Abortion is NOT a FP method: Birth Spacing refers to interval between pregnancies (which is ideally 3 years). It enables women to recover their health improves women’s potential to be more productive and to realize their

personal aspirations and allows more time to care for children and spouse/husband, and; Informed Choice that is upholding and ensuring the rights of couples to determin the number and spacing of their children according to their life’s aspirations and reminding couples that planning size of their families have a direct bearing on the quality of their children’s and their own lives. Intended Audience: Men and women of reproductive age (15-49) years old) including adolescents Mandate: EO 119 and EO 102 Vision: Empowered men and women living healthy, productive and fulfilling lives and exercising the right to regulate their own fertility through legally and acceptable family planning services. Mission The DOH in partnership with LGUs, NGOs, the private sectors and communities ensures the availability of FP information and services to men and women who need them. Program Goals: To provide universal access to FP information, education and services whenever and wherever these are needed. Objectives General

To help couples, individuals achieve their desired family size within the context of responsible parenthood and improve their reproductive health. 16. Food and Waterborne Diseases Prevention and Control Program covers diseases of a parasitic, fungal, viral, and bacteria in nature, usually acquired through the ingestion of contaminated drinking water or food. most common of which are typhoid fever and cholera. These two organisms had been the cause of major outbreaks in the Philippines in the last two years. Parasitic organisms are also an important factor, among them capillariasis, Heterophydiasis, and paragonimiasis, which are endemic in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Cysticercosis is also a major problem since it has a neurologic component to the illness.

The approaches to control and prevention is centered on public health awareness regarding food safety as well as strengthening treatment guidelines. Goal and Objectives: 1. Prevent the occurrence of food and waterborne outbreaks through strategic placement of water purification solutions and tablets at the regional level so that the area coordinators could respond in time if the situation warrants; 2. Procure Intravenous Fluid solutions, venosets and IV cannula for adult and pediatric patients in diarrheal outbreaks and to be stockpiles at the 17 Centers for Health Development (CHD) and the Central Office for emergency response to complement the stocks of HEMS; 3.

Place first line and second line antimicrobial and anti-parasitic medicines such as albendazole and praziquantel at selected CHDs for outbreak mitigation as well as emergency stocks at the DOH warehouse located at the Quirino Memorial Medical Center (QMMC) compound; 4. Increase public awareness in preventable food-borne illnesses such as capillaria, which is centered on unsafe cultural practices like eating raw aquatic products; 5. Increase coordination between the National Epidemiology Center (NEC) and Regional epidemiology surveillance Unit (RESU) to adequately respond to outbreaks and provide technical support; 6. Procure Typhidot-M diagnostic kits for the early detection and treatment of typhoid patients; 7.

Procure Typhoid vaccine and oral cholera vaccine to reduce the number of cases seen after severe flooding; 8. Provide training to local government unit (LGU) laboratory and allied medical personnel on the Accurate laboratory diagnosis of common parasites and proper culture techniques in the isolation of bacterial food pathogens; and 9. Provide guidance to field medical personnel with regard to the correct treatment protocols vis-a-vis various parasitic, bacterial, and viral pathogens involved in food and waterborne diseases. Beneficiaries/Target Population: The Food and Waterborne Disease Control Program targets individuals, families, and communities residing in affected areas nationwide.

For parasitic infections, endemic areas are more common. 17. Food Fortification Program Objectives: 1. To provide the basis for the need for a food fortification program in the Philippines: The Micronutrient Malnutrition Problem 2. To discuss various types of food fortification strategies 3. To provide an update on the current situation of food fortification in the Philippines Fortification as defined by Codex Alimentarius “the addition of one or more essential nutrients to food, whether or not it is normally contained in the food, for the purpose of preventing or correcting a demonstrated deficiencyof one or more nutrients in the population or specific population groups”

Vitamin A, Vitamin A Deficiency (VAD) and its Consequences ›Vitamin A – an essential nutrient as retinol needed by the body for normal sight, growth, reproduction and immune competence ›Vitamin A deficiency – a condition characterized by depleted liver stores & low blood levels of vitamin A due to prolonged insufficient dietary intake of vit. A followed by poor absorption or utilization of vit. A in the body ›VAD affects children’s proper growth, resistance to infection, and chances of survival (23 to 35% increased child mortality), severe deficiency results to blindness, night blindness and bitot’s spot Iron and Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA) and its consequences

›Iron – an essential mineral and is part of hemoglobin, the red protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to the cells ›Iron Deficiency Anemia – condition where there is lack of iron in the body resulting to low hemoglobin concentration of the blood ›IDA results in premature delivery, increased maternal mortality, reduce ability to fight infection and transmittable diseases and low productivity Iodine and Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) ›Iodine -a mineral and a component of the thyroid hormones ›Thyroid hormones – needed for the brain and nervous system to develop & function normally ›Iodine Deficiency Disorders refers to a group of clinical entities caused by inadequacy of dietary iodine for the thyroid hormone resulting into various condition e. g. goiter, cretinism, mental retardation, loss of IQ points Policy on Food Fortification ASIN LAW

Republic Act 8172, “An Act Promoting Salt Iodization Nationwide and for other purposes”, Signed into law on Dec. 20, 1995 Food Fortification Law Republic Act 8976, “An Act Establishing the Philippine Food Fortification Program and for other purposes” mandating fortification of flour, oil and sugar with Vitamin A and flour and rice with iron by November 7, 2004 and promoting voluntary fortification through the SPSP, Signed into law on November 7, 2000 Food Fortification Day Theme 2010: EO 382 declares November 7 as the National Food Fortification Day 18. Garantisadong Pambata The Mandate: A. O. 36, s2010 Aquino Health Agenda (AHA): Achieving Universal Health Care for All Filipinos Goal

›Achievement of better health outcomes, sustained health financing and responsive health system by ensuring that all Filipinos, esp. the disadvantaged group (lowest 2 income quintiles) have equitable access to affordable health care Strategies: Financial risk protection. Improved access to quality hospitals and facilities Attainment of health-related MDGs by: Deploy CHTs to actively assist families in assessing and acting on their health needs Utilize life cycle approach in providing needed services: FP, ANC, FBD, ENC, IPP, GP for 0-14 years old Aggressive promotion of healthy lifestyle change Harness strengths of inter-agency and intersectoralcooperation with DepEd, DSWD and DILG EXPANDED GARANTISADONG PAMBATA

Comprehensive and integrated package of services and communication on health, nutrition and environment for children available everyday at various settings such as home, school, health facilities and communities by government and non-government organizations, private sectors and civic groups. Objectives: ›Contribute to the reduction of infant and child morbidity and mortality towards the attainment of MDG 1 and 4. ›Ensure that all Filipino children, especially the disadvantaged group (GIDA), have equitable access to affordable health, nutrition and environment care. Core Messages per Gateway Behavior MAGPASUSO (Newborn to 6 mos) Pasusuhin ng gatas ni Nanay lang (6 mos to 2 years old) Magpasuso at bigyan ng (mga masustansiyang ibat-ibang pagkain) ibang pagkain (pampamilyang pagkain).

Bumili/ Gumamit ng mga produktong may SANGKAP PINOY seal sa pagluluto. MAGPABAKUNA Siguraduhing kumpletoang bakuna ni baby bago siya magdiwang ng unang kaarawan. Pabakunahan ng MMR ang mga batang 1 taon hanggang 1 taon at 3 buwan. Ito ay laban sa tigdas, beke at rubella (German Measles) MAGBITAMINA A Siguraduhing mabigyan (mapatakan) ng Bitamina A kada anim (6) na buwan ang inyong mga anak na edad 6 na buwan hanggang 5 taon MAGPURGA Siguraduhing mapurga ang inyong mga anak na edad 1 hanggang 12 na taong gulang kada anim na buwan. GUMAMIT NG PALIKURAN Gumamit ng kubeta o palikuran sa pagdumi at pagihi. MAGSIPILYO Wastong pagsisipilyo ng ngipin ng dalawang beses sa isang araw, lalo na bago matulog.

MAGHUGAS NG KAMAY Maghugas ng kamay bago kumain at matapos gumamit ng kasilyas. Ugaliin din ang paghuhugas ng kamay matapos maglaro o humawak ng maduduming bagay. 19. Human Resource for Health Network a multi-sectoral organization composed of government agencies and non-government organizations. seeks to address and respond to human resource for health (HRH) concerns and problems. formally established during the launching and signing of the Memorandum of Understanding among its member agencies and organizations held on October 25, 2006. grounded on the Human Resources for Health Master Plan (HRHMP) developed by the DOH and the World Health Organization (WHO).

conceived to implement programs and activities that require multi-sectoral coordination. Vision: Collaborative partnerships for a better, more responsive and globally competitive HRH. Mission: The HRHN is a multi-sectoral organization working effectively for coordinated and collaborative action in the accomplishment of each member organization’s mandate and their common goals for HRH development to address the health service needs of the Philippines, as well as in the global setting. Values: Upholds the quality and quantity of HRH for the provision of quality health care in the Philippines. Objectives: The objectives of the HRHN are as follows: 1.

Facilitate implementation of programs of the HRHMP that would entail coordination and linkage of concerned agencies and organizations; 2. Provide policy directions and develop programs that would address and respond to HRH issues and problems; 3. Harmonize existing policies and programs among different government agencies and non-government organizations; 4. Develop and maintain an integrated database containing pertinent information on HRH from production, distribution, utilization up to retirement and migration; and 5. Advocate HRH development and management in the Philippines. 20. Health Development Program for Older Persons – (Bureau or Office: National Center for Disease Prevention and Control ) formulated the Health Care Program for Older Persons (HCPOP) in 1998.

The DOH HCPOP (presently renamed Health Development Program for Older Persons) sets the policies, standards and guidelines for local governments to implement the program in collaboration with other government agencies, non-government organizations and the private sector. intends to promote and improve the quality of life of older persons through the establishment and provision of basic health services for older persons, formulation of policies and guidelines pertaining to older persons, provision of information and health education to the public, provision of basic and essential training of manpower dedicated to older persons and, the conduct of basic and applied researches.

Target Population/Clients 1. Older persons (60 years and above) who are: a. Well and free from symptoms b. Sick and frail c. Chronically ill and cognitively impaired d. In need of rehabilitation services 2. Health workers and caregivers 3. LGU and partner agencies Mandate International: Vienna International Plan of Action on Ageing General Assembly Resolutions Local: Philippine Constitution (Article XIII, Section XI) Republic Act 7876 – Senior Citizens Center Act of the Philippines Republic Act No. 7432 – An Act to Maximize the Contribution of Senior Citizens to Nation Building, Grant Benefits and Special Privileges and for Other Purposes Proclamation No.

470 – Declaring the 1st week of October every year as “Elderly Filipino Week” Philippine Plan of action for Older Persons (1999-2004) Vision Healthy ageing for all Filipinos. Goal A healthy and productive older population is promoted. 21. Health Development Program for Older Persons – R. A. 7876 (Senior Citizens Center Act of the Philippines) REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7876 AN ACT ESTABLISHING A SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER IN ALL CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES OF THE PHILIPPINES, AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR. Sec. 1. Title. — This Act shall be known as the “Senior Citizens Center Act of the Philippines. ” Sec. 2. Declaration of Policy. — It is the declared policy of the State to provide adequate social services and an improved quality of life for all.

For this purpose, the State shall adopt an integrated and comprehensive approach towards health development giving priority to elderly among others. chan robles virtual law library Sec. 3. Definition of Terms. — (a) “Senior citizens,” as used in this Act, shall refer to any person who is at least sixty (60) years of age. (b) “Center,” as used in this Act, refers to the place established by this Act with recreational, educational, health and social programs and facilities designed for the full enjoyment and benefit of the senior citizens in the city or municipality. Sec. 4. Establishment of Centers. — There is hereby established a senior citizens center, hereinafter referred to as

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