The Ministry of Health conducted an Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Disease Management Training on October 16, 2023 in Davao City.
The training highlighted the roles and responsilities of different MOH programs when a medical crisis occurs.
"Magkaroon tayo dapat ng exit plan kung ano yong pwede nating gawin. Nandito tayo sa EREID para malaman natin kung ano role ni HEPO, ni HEMS, ng IPHO at nung iba pang program just in case meron nanaman papasok na ibang mga emerging diseases or magre-re-emerge yong mga dating sakit." Abas said.
Epidemiologist and City Health Officer II-OHS Cotabato City Dr. Marlow O. Niñal, also explained the scope of the Epidemilogy and Surveillance team when it comes to crisis.
"We produce information to guide intervention. Iyon ang pinakamahalaga na gamit sa mga surveillance unit." Dr. Niñal said.
Infectious Disease Cluster Head Doctor Alexander U. Ampatuan extends his gratitude as the said training is a great help for everyone during a crisis.
Ampatuan expects that they will apply whatever learnings they acquire and will not be put into nothing.
The Ministry of Health-BARMM received different awards as reward for the untiringly commitments and dedications of all health workers in order to make the region free and safe from Measles-Rubella and COVID19 during the 2023 Ligtas Lakas Awarding Ceremony.
With all the exceptional demonstration of hard work, the DOH granted the MOH-BARMM as one of the top regions with most number of children vaccinated during MR-bOPV SIA Campaign.
Also, DOH recognized the province of SULU as one of the 15 Provinces, Highly-Urbanized Areas, Independent, Component Cities (PHIs) to achieved at least 95% coverage during week 4 MR-bOPV SIA Campaign.
"I would like to express to all colleagues in the health sectors for your extensive work you have done for the country's vaccination initiatives. Your accomplishments reflected on the country's commitment to accelerate our trust to protect every Filipino with the vaccination programs. We do not want to see our children dying of vaccination preventable diseases," said DOH Secretary Teodoro Herbosa on his opening speech.
Furthermore, despite the struggle faced during the pandemic, DOH Secretary Herbosa acknowledged and appreciated the innovative actions initiated by the ministry in transporting vaccines to the far-flung areas in the island provinces in BARMM.
Providing that everyday, health workers in BARMM strive to let everyone to get vaccinated as they conducted social mobilization and house to house visitation to convince everyone that vaccines are clinically safe. These awards and recognitions yielded a remarkable success and efforts of the Bangsamoro region.
MANILA – The Ministry of Health-BARMM recently concluded its third quarter Management Conference (ManCon) on October 3-7, 2023. The conference aimed to bring together key stakeholders from the Ministry to discuss and strategize on various advancement of healthcare services in the region.
In his welcome address, Minister of Health Dr. Rizaldy L. Piang emphasized the significance of capacity building, strategic planning, policy development, partnerships, and the maximum implementation of Universal Health Care (UHC), which hold the key to a successful utilization of the Ministry’s resources and uphold its commitment in delivering the best possible healthcare services to the Bangsamoro people.
The ManCon served as a platform for healthcare leaders to share insights, exchange ideas, and collaborate on policies and initiatives.
It also featured a diverse range of presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and networking opportunities, which outlined the region's healthcare achievements, challenges, and plans.
This collaborative effort is expected to bring improvements on the management and implementation of programs, projects, and activities of the Ministry.
The conference also showcased series of health specialists and renowned keynote speakers from PhilHealth, University of the Philippines (UP), Professional Regulations Commission (PRC), and other national and international agencies, underscoring Universal Health Care (UHC), partnerships, stem cell research, and other updates on various national health programs.
Participants from various Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) -BARMM agreed on the importance of multi-stakeholder partnerships, resource mobilization, and data-driven decision-making to address the region's healthcare challenges effectively.
The successful conclusion of the 3rd ManCon signifies a strengthened commitment to advancing healthcare and collaborations as the ministry hopes to implement transformative reforms, ensuring that every Bangsamoro in the region receives equitable access to quality healthcare services.