June 25, 2024

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PBBM launches NOH to boost PH health sector

PRESIDENT Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has issued a memorandum circular (MC) adopting the National Objectives for Health (NOH) of the Department of Health (DOH) for the period 2023-2028.

The NOH of the Health Department serves as the medium-term strategy for strengthening the health sector of the Philippines.

Signed by Executive Secretary Lucas P. Bersamin on June 4, MC No.53. said the adoption of the NOH 2023-2028 is aligned with the Philippine Development Plan 2023-2028 for the development of the country’s health sector under the Marcos administration, anchored on “AmBisyon Natin 2040.”

AmBisyon Natin 2040 reflects the collective long-term vision and aspirations of the Filipino and highlights the promotion of good health as one of the key strategies towards economic and social transformation.

“Consistent with the abovementioned State policies, and pursuant to DOH’s mandate as the lead agency responsible to set the country’s policy direction on health, the National Objectives for Health (NOH) 2023-2028 was formulated to serve as the country’s medium-term strategy for strengthening the country’s health sector,” President Marcos said.

The DOH serves as the lead agency in the implementation of the NOH 2023-2028.

President Marcos ordered the DOH to formulate and disseminate plans and guidelines that will ensure that all stakeholders have comprehensive understanding of the NOH 2023-2028, and establish a robust monitoring and evaluation framework for the implementation of the 8-Point Action Agenda.

The DOH is also mandated to facilitate capacity-building programs and workshops for LGUs and relevant stakeholders; coordinate and collaborate with private sector, civil society organization, and international bodies; and ensure a participatory approach by involving communities, beneficiaries, and such other relevant stakeholders.

It’s also tasked to ensure that strategies under the NOH 2023-2028 are integrated, as applicable, in the annual operations plans of LGUs.

President Marcos directed all national government agencies and instrumentalities, including government-owned or -controlled corporations (GOCCs), and LGUs to support and cooperate towards the successful implementation of the NOH 2023-2028.

MC 53 takes effect immediately