In line with the BARMM’s 5th year anniversary celebration the Ministry of Health in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (MOH-BARMM) will conduct a Medical Outreach Program on January 23, 2024 at People’s Palace from 8AM to 2PM and January 24, 2024 at Sultan Mastura Municipality from 8AM to 5PM.
Stay posted for other programs and services prepared by the MOH-BARMM.
Cotabato City, yesterday – The Ministry of health joined the Coordination meeting with International Organization for Migrants (IOM), and Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). The meeting was orchestrated by BARMM Resilience as part of its mission to bring together stakeholders towards enhancing healthcare services in the BARMM region.
The primary objective of the gathering was to conduct a feasibility study aimed at assessing the needs of the health sector in the region and identifying challenges that impede the delivery of quality health services. Representatives from various divisions of the Ministry of Health took the stage to present their ongoing programs, initiatives as well as gaps and challenges to the IOM and KOICA.
Erina Yamashita, head of IOM Cotabato sub-office, played a crucial role in the discussions, placing emphasis on the necessity for a comprehensive evaluation and assessment. Yamashita highlighted the need to understand the unique health settings of the region and customize interventions based on the specific needs of the Bangsamoro.
"We really want to develop a robust and contextualized program that fits your needs," she asserted, expressing the commitment of the International Organization for Migrants to address the specific healthcare challenges faced by the Bangsamoro people.
KOICA also expressed its unwavering support for the Ministry of Health's vision of providing accessible quality health services to the region. Their commitment aligns with the collaborative spirit during the meeting, fostering a sense of shared responsibility among the stakeholders.
The coordination meeting witnessed the virtual attendance of Department of Health Assistant Secretary Alberto Domingo, who participated remotely, ensuring that the highest levels of the government health sector were represented.
Adding to the significance of the event, Director II for Technical Services, Dr. Ahmad-Fawadz A. Israel, attended the meeting in person, emphasizing the hands-on commitment of the Ministry of Health to the initiative.
The meeting concluded with a consensus on the importance of continued collaboration to overcome the identified challenges and improve healthcare delivery in the BARMM.
As the partnership between MOH-BARMM, IOM, KOICA, and BARMM Resilience progresses, it holds the promise of ushering in positive transformations in the health sector, ultimately benefiting the Bangsamoro population and contributing to the region's overall resilience and well-being.
Cotabato City, today – The Ministry of Health in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (MOH-BARMM) conducted a coordination meeting that set to join force with key religious agencies and committees such as the Da'wah Committee, Bangsamoro Darul Ifta, Hayyattul Ulamma, Madaris, and Masajid affairs to enhance health literacy in BARMM.
The coordination meeting, held at a pivotal moment, emphasized the urgency of promoting health awareness and education within the Bangsamoro community. Recognizing the influential role of religious institutions, the Ministry of Health unveiled a progressive plan to utilize Masjids (mosques) as settings for health education initiatives.
This pioneering approach underscores the importance of grassroots engagement in shaping public health outcomes. By uniting the strengths of healthcare professionals and muslim religious leaders, the initiative seeks to create a harmonious and well-informed community that prioritizes the health and well-being of its citizen.
The Ministry outlined specific strategies to be implemented in partnership with religious committees. These include the development of health-focused curriculum materials based on 7 healthy priority Areas of the Department of Health, training sessions for religious leaders on health-related topics, and the incorporation of health awareness campaigns with Islamic perspective on every Friday prayer.
The said gathering was also graced by the presence of the Bangsamoro Information Office (BIO), Bangsamoro Youth Commission (BYC), and Bangsamoro Planning Development Authority (BPDA), which underscore the strategic planning and involvement of youth sector in this health literacy initiative. This collaborative effort aims not only to address immediate health concerns but also to lay the groundwork for sustainable and resilient health practices in the region.
As the Ministry of Health forges ahead with this unprecedented collaboration, the combined efforts of religious, informational, and youth-focused entities are poised to create a transformative impact on health literacy in the BARMM region. This inclusive approach is expected to set a precedent for future community-driven health initiatives, demonstrating the strength derived from unity in addressing public health challenges.
Davao City, December 20, 2023 – The Family Health Cluster of the Ministry of Health-BARMM conducted its Project Implementation Review on the Newborn Screening PIR on December 18-18. With the theme, "Building stronger bonds, creating a healthier future, strengthening collaboration for Newborn Screening across BARMM region,"
Dr. Quraessa Mia S. Taki, Head of the Family Health Cluster (FHC) emphasized the role of collaborative efforts in advancing healthcare initiatives and building a stronger foundation for the BARMM's newborn screening programs.
Taki set the tone for the subsequent discussions, emphasizing unity as a key driver for progress in the field.
The MOH have already achieved significant milestone with the establishment of 234 enrolled newborn screening facility, making the substantial representation of the Ministry’s commitment to infant healthcare.
By providing accessible and widespread screening services for newborns, the ministry through its Family Health Cluster aims to identify and address potential health concerns early on and minimize the impact of congenital conditions.
Representatives from various Provincial Health Offices (PHO), City Health Offices (CHO), and various hospitals in BARMM showcased their commendable accomplishments in the newborn screening.
Each region presented a comprehensive overview of their achievements, highlighting the strides made in ensuring timely and effective screening for every newborn.
Aster Lyn Sur, representative from the Centers of Human Genetics provided crucial insights into the updates from the Centers of Human Genetics in Mindanao.
Sur discussed the latest developments in newborn screening, addressing advancements, challenges, and future prospects.
The presentation contributed to the growing knowledge base, offering a holistic view of the landscape and paving the way for informed decisions in the field.
The program not only provided a platform for sharing accomplishments and insights but also served as a catalyst for building enduring partnerships among stakeholders.
The PIR stands as a testament to the commitment of the Ministry of Health, and stakeholders to create a healthier and brighter future for newborns across the region.
The collaborations forged during these two days are poised to leave a lasting impact on the landscape of newborn healthcare in BARMM.