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I. National Objectives for Health 2005 -2010 Department of Health

I. National Objectives for Health 2005 -2010 Department of Health

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I. National Objectives for Health 2005 -2010Department of HealthRepublic of the Philippines
 The NOH 2005-2010 provides the road map for stakeholders in healthand health-related sectors to intensify and harmonize their efforts to attainits time-honored vision of health for all Filipinos and continue its avowedmission to ensure accessibility and quality of health care to improve thequality of life of all Filipinos, especially the poor. The NOH sets the targets and the critical indicators, current strategiesbased on field experiences, and laying down new avenues for improvedinterventions. It provides concrete handle that would guide policy makers,program managers, local government executives, development partners, civilsociety and the communities in making crucial decisions for health.
Objectives of the Health Sector:
a.Improve the general health status of the population-reduce infant mortality rate-reduce child mortality rate-reduce maternal mortality rate-reduce fatal fertility rate-increase life expectancy and quality of yearsb.Reduce morbidity and mortality from certain diseases-diarrhea-pneumonia-sexually transmitted disease (STD)-hepatitis B-dental caries and periodontal disorders-protein-energy malnutrition-iron deficiency anemiac.Eliminate certain diseases as public health problems-measles-tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis-vitamin A deficiency-iodine deficiency disordersd.Promote healthy lifestyle and environmental healthe.Protect vulnerable groups with special health and nutrition needsf.Strengthen local and national health systems to ensure better healthservice deliveryg.Pursue public health and hospital reformsh.Reduce the cost and ensure the quality of essential drugsi.Institute health regulatory reforms to ensure quality and safety of health goods and services j.Strengthen health governance and management support systemsk.Institute safety nets for the vulnerable and marginalized groups
l.Expand the coverage of social health insurancem.Mobilize more resources for healthn.Improve efficiency in the allocation, production and utilization of resources for health
Source: http://www.doh.gov.ph
II. Population PyramidPhilippines Population Pyramid for 2005
Age and sex distribution for the year 2005:In comparison with other countries, the Philippines rankedtwelfth among the countries of the world in terms of total population. The phiippines is also among the countries of the world with a highannual population growth rate and is ranked fifth among SoutheastAsian countries.
Source: US Census Bureau, July 12, 2003
III. Demographic DataPhilippines Demographics Profile (2009)Population:
97,976,603 (July 2009)
Age structure
0-14 years:
35.2% (male 17,606,352/female 16,911,376)
15-64 years:
60.6% (male 29,679,327/female 29,737,919)
65 years and over:
4.1% (male 1,744,248/female 2,297,381)(2009)
Median age
22.5 years
22 years
23 years (2009)
Population growth rate:
1.957% (2009)
Birth rate:
26.01 births/1,000 population (2009)
Death rate:
5.1 deaths/1,000 population (July 2009)
Net migration rate:
-1.34 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2009)
urban population:
65% of total population (2008)
rate of urbanization:
3% annual rate of change (2005-10 est.)
Sex ratio
at birth:
1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years:
1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years:
1 male(s)/female
65 years and over:
0.76 male(s)/female
total population:
1 male(s)/female (2009)
Infant mortality rate
total: 20.56 deaths/1,000 live birthsmale: 23.17 deaths/1,000 live birthsfemale: 17.83 deaths/1,000 live births (2009)
Life expectancy at birth
total population: 71.09 yearsmale: 68.17 yearsfemale: 74.15 years (2009)
Total fertility rate:
3.27 children born/woman (2009)
adult prevalence rate: less than 0.1% (2003)
people living with HIV/AIDS: 8,300 (2007)
deaths: fewer than 200 (2007)
Major infectious diseases
degree of risk:
food or waterborne diseases:
bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A,and typhoid fever
vectorborne diseases:
dengue fever, malaria, and Japaneseencephalitis
water contact disease:
leptospirosis (2009)
Ethnic groups

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