Korea provides $3-M grant for health facility

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TRECE MARTIRES CITY: The Korean International Cooperation Agency (Koica) provided $3 million funding to set up a three-story health facility here, which Gov. Jonvic Remulla inaugurated on Monday at the Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo Memorial Hospital Compound.

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The facility, Cavite Collaboration Center for Public Health (CCCPH) is the third phase of a Korean grant to the province under the Korea-Philippines Friendship Project in support of the Provincial Government’s advocacy to provide quality medical and health care services to Caviteños.

CCCPH envisions becoming the regional model of a collaborative and integrated health care delivery system. It aims to improve disease prevention and control in the province and strengthen the health sector of the Philippines through the application of Korean technology and expertise.

Preparations for the center started on October 12, 2010 when the Korean Survey Team visited Cavite to work on details of its construction and the Records of Discussion was signed.

Koica provided $3 million to construct the three-story building. They will also provide the equipment and supplies necessary for the operation of the center and dispatch Korean experts to the province to provide technical advice on the implementation of the project.

Construction of a public health collaboration center project will maximize the effectiveness of the first and second phases of the Korea Philippines Friendship Project in Cavite, which was implemented in 2002 and 2007.

Koica donated $3.8 million for the first phase—the construction of the 100 bed Korea-Philippines Friendship Hospital, an extension clinic, hospital equipment and trainings. Phase II of the project, involved a $1.5-million grant for the construction of the Medical Arts Building, repairs and equipment for Phase I.

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