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The Fourmula One for Health (DOH)

The Fourmula One for Health (DOH)

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The Fourmula One for Health:
The Road Map for Health Sector Reforms in thePhilippines 2005 – 2010
What is
FOUR
mula
ONE 
for Health?:Defining the Road Map for Reforms
FOUR
mula
ONE 
for Health
is the implementation framework for health sector reformsin the Philippines for the medium term covering 2005-2010. It is designed to implementcritical health interventions as a single package, backed by effective managementinfrastructure and financing arrangements.This document provides the road map towards achieving the strategic health sector reform goals and objectives of 
 FOUR
mula
ONE 
for Health
 
from the national down to thelocal levels.
 FOUR
mula
ONE 
for Health
 
engages the entire health sector, including the public and private sectors, national agencies and local government units, external developmentagencies, and civil society to get involved in the implementation of health reforms. It isan invitation to join the collective race against fragmentation of the health system of thecountry, against the inequity of healthcare and the impoverishing effects of ill-health.With a robust and united health sector, we can win the race towards better health and a brighter future for generations to come.
Starting the Race with the End in Mind:
Four 
mula
One
for Health Goals and Objectives
Over-all Goals
The implementation of 
 FOUR
mula
ONE 
for Health is directed towards achievingthe following end goals, in consonance with the health system goals identified by theWorld Health Organization, the Millennium Development Goals, and the Medium TermPhilippine Development Plan:
 better health outcomes;* More responsive health system; and* More equitable healthcare financing.
 
 
General Objective FOUR
mula
ONE 
for Health is aimed at achieving critical reforms with
 speed, precision and effective coordination
directed at improving the quality, efficiency,effectiveness and equity of the Philippine health system in a manner that is felt andappreciated by Filipinos, especially the poor.
 Specific Objectives:
 
 Four 
mula
One
for Health will strive, within the medium term, to:* Secure more, better and sustained financing for health;* Assure the quality and affordability of health goods and services;* Ensure access to and availability of essential and basic health packages; and* Improve performance of the health system
Carrying out the Game Plan:Winning Strategies to Attain
FOUR
mula
ONE 
for Health Component-Specific Objectives
F1 Component No. 1: HEALTH FINANCING 
Mobilizing resources from extra budgetary sources
Coordinating local and national health spending
Focusing direct subsidies to priority programs
Adopting a performance based financing system
Expanding the national health insurance program
Objective:
The objective of financing reforms under 
 FOUR
mula
ONE 
for Health is tosecure more, better and sustained investments in health to provide equity and improvehealth outcomes, especially for the poor.
 F1 Component No.2:
HEALTH REGULATION
Harmonizing licensing, accreditation and certification
Issuance of quality seals
Assuring the availability of low-priced quality essential medicines commonlyused by the poor 
 
Objective:
The main objective of health regulation under 
 FOUR
mula
ONE 
for Health isassuring access to quality and affordable health products, devices, facilities and services,especially those commonly used by the poor.
F1 Component No. 3: HEALTH SERVICE DELIVERY 
ensuring the availability of providers of basic and essential health services inlocalities
designating providers of specific and specialized services in localities
intensifying public health programs in targeted localities
Objective:
 FOUR
mula
ONE 
for Health interventions in service delivery are aimed atimproving the accessibility and availability of basic and essential health care for all, particularly the poor. This shall cover all public and private facilities and services
F1 Component No.4: GOOD GOVERNANCE IN HEALTH 
establishing FOUR-IN-ONE advanced implementation sites
developing on LGU FOURmula ONE for Health Scorecard
institutionalizing a FOURmula ONE for Health Expanded Professional Career Track 
Objective:
The objective of good governance in health is to improve health systems performance at the national and local levels.
 FOUR
mula
ONE 
for Health will introduceinterventions to improve governance in local health systems, improve coordination acrosslocal health systems, enhance effective private-public partnership, and improve nationalcapacities to manage the health sector.
Defining the Rules of Engagement:Seven (7) General Guidelines for Health Reform Implementation
F1 Rule No.1:
 FOUR
mula
ONE 
for Health will organize the critical reform initiatives into four implementation components, namely, Financing, Regulation, Service Delivery andGovernance.
F1 Rule No. 2:
The implementation of 
FOUR
mula
ONE 
for Health will focus on a fewmanageable and critical interventions. Such interventions will be identified using the acriteria

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