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๐ƒ๐Ž๐‡-๐‚๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ฅ ๐‹๐ฎ๐ณ๐จ๐ง ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐œ๐š๐ฆ๐ฉ๐š๐ข๐ ๐ง ๐จ๐ง ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐š๐ฅ ๐‡๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ญ๐ก ๐‚๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐€๐œ๐ญ

The Department of Health (DOH) is intensifying its campaign on Republic Act No. 11223, otherwise known as the Universal Health Care (UHC) Act.

It aims to progressively achieve UHC through a systematic approach and clear delineation of roles for stakeholders. 

DOH Central Luzon Center for Health Development Governance Cluster Medical Officer IV Dr. Nenita Sta. Ines said the primary goal is to ensure equitable access to quality and affordable health care while protecting individuals from financial risk.

๐ท๐‘’๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก๐‘š๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐ป๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘กโ„Ž ๐ถ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐ฟ๐‘ข๐‘ง๐‘œ๐‘› ๐ถ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐ป๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘กโ„Ž ๐ท๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘๐‘š๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก ๐บ๐‘œ๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘›๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘๐‘’ ๐ถ๐‘™๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘€๐‘’๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘‚๐‘“๐‘“๐‘–๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐ผ๐‘‰ ๐ท๐‘Ÿ. ๐‘๐‘’๐‘›๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘Ž ๐‘†๐‘ก๐‘Ž. ๐ผ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘”๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘ฃ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘  ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘˜๐‘’โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘  ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘”๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘๐‘๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘”๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ˆ๐‘›๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐ป๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘กโ„Ž ๐ถ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐ด๐‘๐‘ก. (Gabriela Liana S. Barela/PIA 3)

The law emphasizes four core principles in delivering inclusive primary care.

“It advocates for an integrated and comprehensive approach to promote health literacy, healthy living, and protection from hazards and risks. It also advocates for a whole-of-system, whole-of-government, and whole-of-society approach in developing health policies. Additionally, it promotes a health care model that offers comprehensive services without causing financial hardship and prioritizes a people-oriented approach centered on individuals’ needs and well-being,” Sta. Ines explained.

The whole-of-society approach encourages community-wide participation to ensure the well-being of every individual.

“This approach begins in schools, where children are educated about health, hygiene, and balanced diet. It extends to workplaces that value the mental health of employees, and communities that prioritize cleanliness for a healthy environment. Finally, it encompasses government policies aimed at promoting healthy consumption,” she furthered.

Bataan, Bulacan, Pampanga, and Tarlac have been designated as UHC integration sites in Central Luzon where health reforms have commenced and will gradually extend to all provinces.

DOHโ€™s initiatives for UHC encompass provisions such as medicines, vaccines, human resources for health, health facilities, medical equipment, ambulances, health training, educational materials, information campaigns, licensure of primary care facilities, and financial grants.

Universal Health Coverage Day is observed annually every 12th of December. (PIA 3)

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