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,".
COTABATO CITY - The Family Health Cluster of the MOH-BARMM administered a training on Expanded Newborn Screening, Newborn Screening Policy and Strategic Framework Orientation for Newborn Screening Coordinators of Special Geographic Areas (SGA) on February 7-10 at North Cotabato, and Cotabato City.
The Newborn Care Program yearns for more Bangsamoro Health Warriors to be equipped with knowledge and skills in the implementation of Expanded Newborn Screening and to provide quality health services by ensuring that all Filipino newborns are screened and properly managed for a common and rare congenital disorders to reduce preventable deaths.
The newly trained ENBS Nurses and Midwives will further support the rate of reaching the national target of 95% of screened babies in the coming future and to attain excellence in care.
The BARMM has at least 59% active facilities of the overall percentage for the past two years since it was reactivated, and it will shortly achieve the national target by the end of 2030.
Attendees during the program were Minister Dr. Rizaldy L. Piang, Director of Public Health Bureau Dr. Ahmad-Fawadz A. Israel, Head of Family Health Cluster Dr. Analyn G. Dimapanat together with the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) of the Medical Technology Unit, Ms. Teresita A. Ylasco, RMT, Ms. Aster Lynn D. Sur, Institute of Human Genetics, NIH, UP Manila, and Mr. Ronald C. Aguilar, RN, MPA, Project Development Officer of NSC-Mindanao.
COTABATO CITY - To accentuate the health programs of MOH-BARMM, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and Asian Development Bank ABD) together with Undersecretary of Health Dr. Abdullah Dumama arranged an initial visit to tackle the health issues and concerns in BARMM.
On the meeting, the UNICEF would like to address continuous treatment and prevention of acute malnutrition through the Philippine Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (PIMAM) Program that was institutionalized by the DOH Administrative Order 2015-0055: “National Guidelines on the Management of Acute Malnutrition for Children under five years”.
Meanwhile, the ADB aims to support on constructing the City Health Unit in Marawi and Rural Health Unit in Lumabayanague, Lanao Del Sur. The construction of two storey building is with the compliance to the DOH 4in1 facility with birthing, TB Dots, animal bite and the check-up facility.
The meeting concluded with the hope that the MOH-BAMM together with the development sectors will continue to exert efforts to serve the people in BARMM.