February 24, 2024

DOH joins signing of partnership for UN’s 17 SDGs during 2024 children’s summit in Dagupan City

(3rd from left) DOH Ilocos Regional Director Paula Paz M. Sydiongco together with various partners signs the Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Support for the achievement of the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2024 during this year’s Children’s Summit held at the CSI Stadia in Dagupan City, Pangasinan on January 5, 2024. 

THE Department of Health – Ilocos Region together with the City Government of Dagupan and other stakeholders recently joined the Multi-Stakeholder Signing of Partnership Support for the achievement of the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2024 during this year’s Children’s Summit held at the CSI Stadia in Dagupan City, Pangasinan last January 5, 2024. 

Regional Director Paula Paz M. Sydiongco said that the benefits of SDGs in health can be felt through people’s well-being, including reductions in pollution- and environment-related disease, improved health outcomes, and decreased stress. 

“As we do our share in aiming to prevent suffering from preventable diseases and premature death, we will strengthen our focus on improving the health of our key targets and priority areas including extensive vaccination, ending the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and other communicable diseases by 2030,” she stated. 

“Our objective is to achieve universal health coverage for all, and provide access to safe and affordable health care services. We will ensure that everyone needing healthcare will be assured of health services.” 

The three-day summit with the theme “Celebrating Children’s Ideas and Actions for United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals’, was spearheaded by the Department of Education Schools Division Office in coordination with the city government of Dagupan to build stronger alliances among various partner agencies towards achieving the 17 SDGs of the UN and for young leaders to understand their significant role in the UN global agenda. 

Among the activities conducted during the event was a ‘Unity Walk’ led by students from both public and private schools; government officials, barangay councils, event sponsors and volunteers. 

Other activities and contests held were spelling bee, quiz bee, essay writing, exhibits, talk show, sandwich-making, vegetable salad-making, poster-making, graphic and design.

Various stakeholders join hands together with learners from both private and public schools in Dagupan City as a sign of support for the implementation and achievement of the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) during this year’s 3-day Children’s Summit from January 5-7, 2024 held at the CSI Stadia in Dagupan City, Pangasinan.