National Health Plan

Definition
  • National Health Plan is a long-term directional plan for health; the blueprint defining the country’s health – PROBLEMS, POLICY THRUSTS STRATEGIES, THRUSTS
Goal
  • to enable the Filipino population to achieve a level of health which will allow Filipino to lead a socially and economically-productive life, with longer life expectancy, low infant mortality, low maternal mortality and less disability through measures that will guarantee access of everyone to essential health care
Objectives
  • promote equity in health status among all segments of society
  • address specific health problems of the population
  • upgrade the status and transform the HCDS into a responsive, dynamic and highly efficient, and effective one in the provision of solutions to changing the health needs of the population
  • promote active and sustained people’s participation in health care
Health Plans Towards “Health In The Hands Of The People In The Year 2020”

1. Major Health Plan

  • 23 IN 93
  • Health for more in 94
  • Think health…… Health Link
  • 5 in 95

2. Priority Program in Year 2000

  • Plan 50
  • Plan 500
  • Women’s health
  • Children’s health
  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • Prevention & Control of Infectious Disease

3. Priority Program in the Year 2005

  • Ligtas Buntis Campaign
  • Mag healthy Lifestlye tayo
  • TB Network
  • Blood Donation Program (RA 7719)
  • DTOMIS
  • Ligtas Tigdas Campaign
  • Murang Gamot
  • Anti Tobacco Signature Campaign
  • Doctors to the Barrios Program
  • Food Fortification Program
  • Sentrong Sigla Movement

4. National Health Events for 2006

JANUARY

  • National Cancer Consciousness Week – (16-22)

FEBRUARY

  • Heart Month
  • Dental Health Month
  • Responsible Parenthood Campaign National Health Insurance Program

MARCH

  • Women’s Health Month
  • Rabies Awareness Month
  • Burn Injury Prevention Month
  • Responsible Parenthood Campaign
  • Colon and Rectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • World TB Day – (24)

APRIL

  • Cancer in Children Awareness Month
  • World Health Day – (7)
  • Bright Child Week Phase I
  • Garantisadong Pambata (11-17)

MAY

  • Natural Family Planning Month
  • Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
  • AIDS Candlelight Memorial Day – (21)
  • World No Tobacco Day – (31)

JUNE

  • Dengue Awareness Month
  • No Smoking Month
  • National Kidney Month
  • Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

JULY

  • Nutrition Month
  • National Blood Donation Month
  • National Disaster Consciousness Month

AUGUST

  • National Lung Month
  • National Tuberculosis Awareness Month
  • Sight-Saving Month
  • Family Planning Month
  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month

SEPTEMBER

  • Generics Awareness Month
  • Liver Cancer Awareness Month

OCTOBER

  • National Children’s Month
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Newborn Screening Week (3-9)
  • Bright Child Week Phase II Garantisadong Pambata (10-16)

NOVEMBER

  • Filariasis Awareness Month
  • Cancer Pain Management Awareness Month
  • Traditional and Alternative Health Care Month
  • Campaign on Violence against Women and Children

DECEMBER

  • Firecracker Injury Prevention Campaign:
  • “OPLAN IWAS PAPUTOK”

Reference:
Ms Ma. Adelaida Morong, Far Eastern University- Institute of Nursing
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