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The Philippines: Strengthening Local Governance for Health

Manila, Philippines


Summary

Jhpiego has worked in the Philippines for the past 30 years with the support of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), strengthening the capacity of physicians, nurses and midwives to provide high-quality reproductive health services and improving the clinical skills of nurses and physicians graduating from medical, nursing and midwifery schools. Jhpiego’s efforts have enhanced local professional health care education across the 17 regions of the Philippines through revision of the health training curricula for numerous medical and nursing colleges. As of October 2005, Jhpiego has been a legally registered entity in the Philippines.

Currently, Jhpiego is partnering with the Research Triangle Institute and Centre for Development and Population Activities on the new, USAID-funded Philippines Strengthening Local Governance for Health (HealthGov) Program. This is a five-year program to strengthen local government unit commitment and support to public health services and increase the capacity of the local government to provide and sustain high-quality health care services.

About Jhpiego: For nearly 40 years, Jhpiego, (pronounced "ja-pie-go"), has empowered front-line health workers by designing and implementing simple, low-cost, hands-on solutions that strengthen the delivery of health care services, following the household-to-hospital continuum of care. We partner with community- to national-level organizations to build sustainable, local capacity through advocacy, policy and guidelines development, and quality and performance improvement approaches.

For more information, please visit our web site: www.jhpiego.org

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