Health Services supports the expansion of primary health care coverage with its community based health programs. It also ensures timely response to public health emergencies and the delivery of essential health care services in times of disasters. Its program centers on the importance of health promotion and prevention of diseases. Through the Health Services programs which focused on public health, community health volunteers and volunteer health professionals are equipped with proper knowledge and skills in the areas of Water and Sanitation, Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition, HIV, Disaster Nursing, Communicable and Non Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control, Surveillance Harm Reduction, First Aid, and Patient Home Care which includes immunization, community health assessments through Community Based Health and First Aid (CBHFA) approach.
Health services also determine communities with gaps on access to health facilities and services. Health professionals such as nurses, midwives, and doctors who are involved are trained on disaster nursing, emergency field hospital operations, water and sanitation and hygiene. They are mobilized to do health assessments, deliver essential health, services, and health education campaigns.
Activities and Programs:
- Health in Disaster and Emergency
- Emergency Field Hospital (EFH)/Basic Health Care (BHC)
- Community Surveillance
- Primary Health Care
- Non Communicable Diseases (NCD)
- Communicable Diseases (CD)
- Maternal, new born and child health
- Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
- Organ Donation
- Disaster Nursing