Improving Access to Quality Health Services in the Philippines

Activity

Increase Health Workforce Performance and Productivity

Increase Health Workforce Performance and Productivity

Increase Number, Skill Mix, and Competency of the Health Workforce

Increase Number, Skill Mix, and Competency of the Health Workforce

Strengthen HRH/HSS Leadership and Governance

Strengthen HRH/HSS Leadership and Governance

Build Sustainability of Investment in the Health Workforce

Build Sustainability of Investment in the Health Workforce

Improving Access to Quality Health Services in the Philippines

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The Philippines Department of Health’s goal for its health workforce is to achieve an “adequate number of health human resources at all levels with competence to deliver universal health care through the continuum of preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative health interventions.”

 

As in many other countries, the Philippines faces imbalances in the development and distribution of health workers, which pose challenges to the health system. For example, only 10 percent of the country’s human resources for health serve rural areas, leaving some municipalities without trained medical professionals. In addition to shortages of qualified health professionals in underserved areas, there are significant variations in the quality of health services, causing inequities in health outcomes.

 

HRH2030, in partnership with the Department of Health, will work to strengthen the deployment, training, and management of the health workforce to improve access to and quality of tuberculosis, family planning, and maternal and child health services.

 

In the Philippines, HRH2030 will:

  • Improve the skill mix, competency, and distribution of the health workforce at the primary level
  • Strengthen human resources for health leadership, governance, and performance management
  • Advance the use of data for human resources for health decision-making at central and regional levels

Funding Partner:

USAID/Philippines

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Project Director:

Marilyn Lorenzo

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Implementing Partners:

Chemonics
AIHA
Palladium
ThinkWell

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Duration:

2018-2020

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Countries Impacted:

Philippines

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Status:

Ongoing