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Healthy Start in the Philippines

Girls and boys are healthy and well-nourished so they can attend and learn in school

Plan International Philippines’ programme has the following key strategies: 

  • Improve the competence of community care-givers regarding child care and health issues
  • Strengthen school and community–based health systems
  • Develop effective models for community-managed pharmacies, health savings groups, and community-led total sanitation (CLTS)
  • Establish inter-local health cooperation and management system
  • Improve access to potable water supply and sanitation

Across different Programme Units, various interventions on maternal, new-born and child health, water and sanitation campaigns continue to be implemented in partner communities to keep male and female children well-nourished and protected from diarrhoea, pneumonia, and other preventable diseases. 

Our results within this important development area include:

Outcome 1: Government units at various levels are allocating adequate resources for health care, especially for the poorest households.

Outcome 2: Community health centres and rural health units are providing quality primary health care services, especially in relation to maternal, child and adolescent health.

Outcome 3: Schools are promoting health and nutrition as well as hygiene and sanitation.

Outcome 4: Fathers, mothers, and other caregivers are practicing responsible parenting.