Improving Access to Quality Health Services in the Philippines

Midwife Carina Manalo sits in a taxicab in Caloocan City, horns blazing around her. Carina checks her watch. Traffic is at a standstill, which is not unusual, but is a burden during a busy workday. The thought of saving time and attending trainings remotely...

[caption id="attachment_34087" align="alignright" width="314"] Click to enlarge the Philippines Activity Conceptual Framework[/caption] In recent years, the Government of the Philippines has made landmark decisions to strengthen its health system. In 2012, the nation issued the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law to guarantee universal access to...

With the much-anticipated Universal Health Care Act signed into law on February 20, 2019, the Philippine government appointed a national taskforce to develop its implementing rules and regulations. The USAID-funded HRH2030 program is happy to announce the government designated Philippines Project Director Dr. Marilyn...

As HRH2030 observed World Health Worker Week in April 2019, the USAID-funded HRH2030 activity in the Philippines joined partners around the world to commemorate health workers through the theme: “Health Workers at the Heart of Health for All.” This celebration came on the heels...

Audio interview with HRH2030 Philippines Project Director Dr. Marilyn Lorenzo  (Running time 8:07) On March 24, the USAID-funded HRH2030 program in the Philippines joins partners around the world to commemorate World Tuberculosis (TB) Day to raise public awareness on the impact of TB and challenges...

On February 20, 2019, President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Universal Health Care Act in the Philippines. A milestone legislation for the nation, the law aims to address a myriad of health system challenges, including shortages of qualified health professionals, health human resource distribution imbalances,...

With officials from the Department of Health, local government representatives, and stakeholders from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, HRH2030 celebrated the launch of its new Philippines activity on May 29 with an event entitled, “Investing in the Health Workforce Saves Lives.” USAID/Philippines Director Lawrence Hardy...

The USAID HRH2030 program announces the start of a new collaboration with the Philippines Department of Health to strengthen the country’s health workforce. The launch of HRH2030 comes at a critical time as current imbalances in the development and distribution of health workers pose challenges...