Immunization In The Philippines Case Study

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Due to the Expanded Program on Immunization, the Philippines has the highest coverage for the Fully Immunized Child and the Child Protected at Birth against Tetanus in its history. While the Oral Polio Vaccine has decreased by 8 percent since 2008, the country has kept a polio-free status since 2000 (Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI)). The door-to-door program for the eradication of measles conducted a rapid coverage assessment in 2011 that displayed a result of almost 98percent of 9 month olds to 8 year olds being vaccinated in randomly chosen villages (Illigtas sa Tigdas ang Pinas). At least one staff member in every health center has been trained in the program’s immunization plan. The program has accomplished these things through…show more content…
The Micronutrient Program also built a guide for offering quality micronutrient supplementation services for local, regional, and national health care officials aimed at affected populations (Micronutrient Program). On top of training local hospital workers to use a registry system for those with non-communicable diseases, the Department of Health has applied services at the community level to combat the Philippines’ top non-communicable diseases. The program created training manuals for health workers on promoting a healthy lifestyle and preventing/controlling non-communicable diseases in the Philippines for their “Healthy Lifestyle” advocacy campaign (Cardiovascular…show more content…
The Diabetes Prevention and Control Program is planning to require those to use a diabetes registry; to continue advocating and promoting to benefactors; and to build on prevention-education resources for patients (Diabetes Prevention and Control Program). Most of these programs however are not doing enough to reveal and resist against the underlying reasons for poor health of those in rural areas. More programs need to focus on building stronger health systems in the country. Training existing health care professionals is not enough, there needs to be a call for more health care facilitators and local community health workers in the villages that are harder to reach. Having hospitals and health clinics do not mean anything when there is no infrastructure for people to leave their villages to travel to them. Providing care should not be the only objective, but also making sure that there is a way to get the most work

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