COTABATO CITY - Family Health Cluster of Ministry of Health- BARMM conducted a two-day Training for Muslim Religious Leaders on Fatawa for Family Planning, Responsible Parenthood, and Immunization for Mainland Provinces on February 22-23 at Em Manor Hotel, Cotabato City.
Furthermore, recommendations and potential action plans will be explored and formulated to further enhance the health care services offered in our medical facilities in order to reduce maternal and child mortality through the use of family planning, or what we may refer to as responsible parenting.
"These MRLs will serve as our means of communicating to the communities the true meaning of family planning from an Islamic perspective. As such, they will be able to effectively communicate that family planning is not birth control but rather organizing a better lifestyle for our family" said Omaira Ali, Family Planning Logistic Officer.
Also, through this activity, MRLs from Maguindanao, Special Geographic Area, Lanao del Sur, and Marawi City were able to describe what a family looks like in their neighborhood, what family planning means to them, and how they interpret discussions about vaccination and immunization.
Head of the family cluster, Dr. Analyn Dimapanat, thanked the Muslim religious leaders for their unwavering support of the MOH, not only in terms of family planning, responsible parenting, and immunization but also in terms of other facets of communication for community health.
The activity was successfully conducted through the Family Health team led by Omaira I. Ali under the supervision of Family Health Cluster head Dra. Analyn Dimapanat.
COTABATO CITY - To corroborate with the moral governance of the Bangsamoro Government, the Ministry of Health-BARMM together with the Buluan District Hospital launched the Ibadah-Friendly Hospital on Monday, Feb. 20.
Minister Rizaldy L. Piang, MD, said in a statement that the vision of the IFH is to give excellent professional services to the community in accordance with the principles of Islam.
“It also aims to build a strong Islamic healthcare systems,” Piang said.
According to Dr. Sherjan Kalim, CRMC Chairman of Muslim Spiritual Care Committee, to provide a IFH, there must be a survey validation based on the assessment gathered from patient, guardians and hospital staff that includes the patient's right, right to privacy especially for the women to protect and preserve the dignity of the pregnant women inside the delivery room.
IFH also concern with the morgue, "that our morgue is converted into a place where we can do (Janazah) services." Itong IFH will ensure all equality rights not just for medical but also the spiritual rights of everyone not only for Muslims.
Moreover, Minister Piang hopes for the implementation of the IFH not only in the district hospital, but also to the different RHU, BHS in BARMM. Through this IFH, all the policy and guidelines issued by the DOH will be implemented. IFH is now implemented in Buluan District Hospital as level 1, Maguindanao Provincial Hospital for level 2, and Cotabato Regional and Medical Center.
COTABATO CITY - Residents of Tamparan, Lanao Del Sur benefitted from the outreach program kicked off by the office of parliament member Atty. Ali Pangalian Balindong in partnership with the Ministry of Health in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Feb. 2, Thursday.
One of the beneficiaries Hassim Batara, a former driver conveyed his gratitude on behalf of his village as he noted that after quite some time, this was the only moment they witnessed such an effort anew.
He stated that receiving services from Bangsamoro govn’t only depicts that his barangay is one of the priorities of their transformation roadmap.
“Itong ginanap na medical mission sa aming barangay ay napakalaking tulong na sa amin dahil sa mga nakaraang taon, ngayon lang ito nangyari sa amin… Ako ay lubos na nasisiyahan sa pagpapalawak nila ng kanilang mandato ng ilapit ang gobyerno sa komunidad at kasali ang munisipalidad namin dito sa kanilang prayoridad,” said Batara.
He also commended the undertaking done by the Bangsamoro govn’t. He stated that this has indeed delivered vital aid to his fellow Maranaos.
“Malaking tulong ito sa aming komunidad at sa mga Maranao [this is a big help to our communities and the Maranaos],” said Batara.
Another resident Moli’d Hussien Domado was also joyful as well to have been assisted during the outreach program.
He stressed that the services given significantly eased the medical needs of the constituents in the area.
“Maraming salamat. Dati, walang pumupunta dito na programang ganito. Malaking tulong ito kasi nababawasan ang mga gastos ng aming parents at ibang mga tao,” said Domado.
[Thank you. Before, no one would go here for this program. This is a big help because the expenses of our parents and other people are pulled down.]
Affirming the preceding testimony, resident Hadji Jamil Casnor likewise underlined that the Bangsamoro govn’t has gradually improved the established rapport between the civilians and the government.
COTABATO CITY – The Ministry of Health in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (MOH-BARMM) partnered with the BARMM Health Sub-Award Project under the Zuellig Family Foundation for a 2-day leadership training on February 10-11, 2023 at Soto Grande Hotel, Davao City.
“We focus on deepening Ownership and co-ownership to accelerate UHC and Family Planning implementation in BARMM as a prelude activity of the two-phase learning and development interventions for the Regional Management Council," he said.
“We hope that through this training the leaders will understand and apply the bridging leadership framework in improving the local health system in the region, practice moral governance in their roles and functions in the Ministry of Health, lead the change by applying the Kotter's Eight Step Change Management Model and identify priority actions and strategies to accelerate UHC," Piang said
In May 2022, BARMMHealth Project conducted implementation reviews which resulted in the modifications of project deliverables and integrated the major priorities of the Ministry of Health aside from Family Planning.
This includes fast-tracking the implementation of the Universal Health Care (UHC) Law in the BARMM for Health Systems integration.
Furthermore, Piang highlighted the need for intra-office communication. "Communication in the workplace is important because it boosts employee morale, engagement, productivity, and satisfaction. Communication is also key to better team collaboration and cooperation,"
"Ultimately, effective workplace communication helps drive better results. So we have to use this method of communication in MOH-BARMM,".