DOH-ARMM focuses on serving poor sector

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COTABATO CITY, Maguindanao: The Department of Health of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DOH-ARMM) continues to intensify its region-wide campaign on five critical health care programs with the poor as priority, an official said on Wednesday.

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Dr. Kadil Sinolinding, ARMM’s Secretary of Health, said the department will conduct a series of high-impact strategies that would “improve health outcomes” prioritizing pre-identified poor population in the region.

During the recent High Impact Five (HI-5) Health Summit at the Shariff Kabunsuan Cultural Complex, Secretary Sinolinding said the department will focus on five critical universal health care (UHC) interventions.

The five critical UHC programs focus on the following: reduction of maternal deaths; improved infant health and reduced infant deaths; improved health of children under five years old; combat human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and malaria, as well as other diseases; and implement a service delivery network in all areas of the ARMM.

Twenty-eight municipalities in the region’s five provinces –Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Maguindanao, and Lanao del Sur, – will be the beneficiaries of more than P50 million worth of programs under a Bottom-Up Budgeting approach.

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