Philippine EU Health Sector Project Starts

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The EU-funded 'Technical Assistance for Health Sector Reform' project in the Philippines recently got underway as key experts and staff established a project office. The three-year 7.8M Euro project, implemented by EPOS in consortium with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and the University of Oslo, brings together a strong team of international and local experts in the areas of policy and planning, financing, primary health, HMIS, HRD/HRM, institutional strengthening, essential medicines and pharmaceuticals.

Undertaken to ensure the foundations of Universal Health Care (UHC) are strongly laid down, EPOS is supporting the Department of Health (DoH) in finding new local health system management models to improve service delivery. The project is directed at achieving five main goals: strengthening the service delivery system; strengthening the institutional capacity of the PhilHealth to become the primary payer in the health system; improving the governance of the health sector; enhancing the regulatory capacity for provision of quality services, medicines and supplies; and ensuring equitable distribution of human resources for health (HRH).