Prof. Neriza G.

Mamasabulod

and 3) development of a tracking system to monitor health components . 2) achievement of universal social health insurance coverage.` currently focused on the following three long-term objectives: 1) increased investments in public health programs.

` a total of P1. .415 trillion for government expenditure.

8. the total 2010 budget remains at P1. said.1% higher than last year .541 trillion despite the increases made by Congress and which the President subjected to conditional implementation.´ Budget Secretary Rolando Andaya Jr.` ` February 15. 2010 ³Contrary to reports that this year¶s financial plan is higher than the approved P1.541 trillion budget.

7 billion 172.2 billion * 28.GOV¶T.5 billion P158.9 billion P56. SECTOR 2009 2010 ‡ Health ‡ Defense ‡ Education P27.85 billion* .5 billion P62.

In 2006. In 2000. five out of 10 Filipinos die without receiving medical attention. . it was reduced to P119 per Filipino per year for health. government was to spend P191 per Filipino per year for health.` ` ` ` In 2005. The average hospital bill is three times the average monthly income of a worker.

5:1000) 1:10000/1:20000 /1:30000 (Ideally 61:10000 or 1 per barangay) 13:10000 1:525 ‡ Midwife ‡ Hospital Bed ‡ Police .‡ Doctor ‡ Nurse 1:1800 1:10000/1:20000 /1:30000 (WHO recommends 2.

` ` ` Access Quality Equity .

Zamboanga.` Large gaps in inequity from among regions (most inequities: ARMM.000 barangays have no midwives . Leyte-Samar. Peninsula. 24. Mimaropa) ` ` 120 municipaties have remained doctorless for the past 10 years. Bicol.

compared to 77% in urban areas Provinces with the highest poverty incidence have the highest maternal mortality rates.` ` Only 46% of births in rural areas are attended to by health professionals. .

(WHO World Health Report 2008) .People with most means and whose needs for health care are often less consumed have the most and best quality health care.

` ` In the Philippines. Majority or 61% of PhilHealth accredited hospitals are private. the employed sector comprises about half of the active PhilHealth membership and received 65% of the benefit payments in 2008. (PhilHealth Ssats. 2008) .

in low income countries« «primary health care would be reduced to a stand-alone health post or isolated communityhealth worker.` It is not acceptable that. (World Health Report 2008) .

well versed in both curative and preventive care. and are backed up by an efficient referral system that facilitates the movement of patients from primary to secondary and tertiary care.` A strong health system has adequately trained health professionals. .

7% of children 12-23months old without any vaccinations at all belonged to mothers with no education.` ` Children and mothers belonging to the lowest quintile of the wealth index are the most vulnerable to illness and death. Almost half or 49. .

NOTE: The ideal proportion of access to caesarian section is 12%-16% for all pregnant women. .7% of women from the lowest wealth quintile access caesarian section services. Data shows that only about 1.` ` Poor families often avoid hospital facilities for fear of costly procedures.

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