Today is: Mon, May 20, 2013
USAID GLOBAL HEALTH PROGRAM
The U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) programs in global health represent the commitment of the US government to prevent suffering, save lives, and create a brighter future for families in the developing world. USAID's commitment to improving global health includes confronting global health challenges through improving the quality, availability, and use of essential health services. USAID's strategy for global health seeks to stabilize world population and protect human health through programs in maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, family planning and reproductive health, infectious diseases, environmental health, nutrition and other life-saving areas. Global health issues have consequences that not only affect the people of developing nations but also directly affect the interests of all countries.
The Department of Health (DOH), Philippines
The Department of Health (DOH) is the principal health agency in the Philippines. As such, it provides national policy directions and develops national plans, technical standards and guidelines on health. It has a network of 18 regional offices, called the Centers for Health Development, with direct links to the devolved local government units (LGUs). The DOH maintains specialty hospitals, regional hospitals and medical centers. Provincial health teams made up of DOH representatives are assigned to provide technical assistance to and monitor the LGUs.
The DOH has crafted the National Objectives for Health (NOH) for 2005-2010. The NOH, the road map for the health sector in the medium term, lays out the health status of the country, presents the health objectives and identifies the means by which to realize the objectives.
FOURmula One (F1) for Health is the guiding principle for health sector reforms and has four main components: health services delivery, health financing, regulation, and governance. Health interventions will be implemented as a consolidated package, backed by effective management infrastructure and financing arrangements. The entire health sector (public and private, national agencies, LGUs, the donor community and civil society) will be engaged in the implementation of health reforms. F1 for Health is intended to achieve three main goals: 1) better health outcomes, 2) more responsive health system, and 3) more equitable health care financing.
- Success Stories
- New Health Strategy-Best Practices at Scale in the Home, Community and Facilities
- Family Planning (FP) and Maternal & Child Health (MCH)
- Integrated Maternal, Neonatal, Child Health and Nutrition/Family Planning Regional Project in Luzon (LuzonHealth)
- Integrated Maternal, Neonatal, Child Health and Nutrition/Family Planning Regional Project in Visayas (VisayasHealth)
- Integrated Maternal, Neonatal, Child Health and Nutrition/Family Planning Regional Project in Mindanao (MindanaoHealth)
- Communication for Health Advancement Through Networking and Governance Enhancement (CHANGE)
- Health Policy Development Program-Phase 2 (HPDP2)
- Private Sector Mobilization for Family Planning-Phase 2 (PRISM2)
- Community Maternal, Neonatal, Child Health and Nutrition Scale Up (CMSU)
- Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) Philippines
- Building Actors and Leaders for Advancing Community Excellence in Development (BALANCED) Project
- Tuberculosis (TB)