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 is centered on the importance of health promotion and prevention of diseases.
Health Services also identifies 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.
Health in Disaster and Emergency
This program focuses in reducing the impact of emergencies and disaster. PRC supports the government in health issues of national concerns through community-based surveillance and epidemic control by Red Cross 143 Community Health Volunteers (CHV). Emergency response involves deployment of emergency medical teams equipped with the modern capability to deploy field hospitals and basic health care units partnered with key hospitals and professional medical organizations.
Primary Health Care
This program aims to create healthy, safe and resilient communities through community-based activities that ensure continuity of care across lifespan. This is achieved through the implementation of Community-based Health and First Aid (CBFHA) approach in the most vulnerable communities. The strategy brings health services closer to the community by mobilizing RC143 CHV to initiate health promotion and diseases prevention and activities and targeted health programming.