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Persons with Disabilities

Submitted by april2011 on May 6, 2011 - 11:53 Vision: Improve the total well-being of Person with Disabilities (PWD) Mission: The Department of Health, as the focal organization, shall ensure the development, implementation, and monitoring of relevant and efficient health programs and systems for PWDs that are available, affordable, and acceptable. Strategic Goals: The program goals are: 1. 2. Reduce the prevalence of all types of disabilities; and Promote, and protect the human rights and dignity of PWDs and their caregivers.

Strategic Objectives: The strategic objectives of the program are as follows:

1. Develop an integrated national health and human rights program and local models to serve the specia health needs;

2. Pursue the implementation and monitoring of laws and policies for PWD such as the accessibility law human rights, and other related laws;

3. Ensure that the health facilities and services are equitable, available, accessible, acceptable, and affordable to PWD through the development and implementation of essential health package that is suitable to their special needs and enrollment of into the National Health Insurance Program;

4. Initiate and strengthen collaboration and partnership among stakeholders to improve the facilities devoted to the management and rehabilitation of PWD and upgrade the capabilities of health professional and frontline workers to cater to their special needs; and

5. Continue and fast-track the registration of PWD in order to generate data for accurate planning and implementation of programs. The Philippine Registry for Persons with Disability will be continued, monitored, and evaluated and developed into an information system that will be incorporated into currently used health service information system. Program Strategies/Program Components: A Health program shall be developed for each type of disability and special population which must contain

all of the following essential components: 1. Health Promotion

This concept shall include patient and caregiver information and education, public information and education and intersectoral collaboration on disability health promotion on the nature and extent of impairments particularly its risk factors, complications and the need/urgency of early diagnosis and management. This component shall ensure the advocacy for then following promulgated observances on the following specified time each year as per issuances from the Office of the President: Celebration Autism National Downs Syndrome Retarded Childrens Week Leprosy Week Women with disabilities Day Last Monday of March National disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week NDPR Week to Culminate on the Birthdate of the Sublime Paralytic: Apolinario Mabini White Cane Safety Day in the Philippines Brain attack awareness Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week National Epilepsy Awareness Week National Mental Health Week Every 3rd week of July July 23 August 1 3rd Week of August September 16 to 22 1st Week of September 2nd Week of October Time Every 3rd week of January Every February February 14 to 19 Last week of February

Bone and Joint (Musculo-Skeletal) Awareness 3rd Week of October Week National Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Awareness Week National Skin Disease Detection and Prevention Week Deaf Awareness Week Drug Abuse Prevention and Control 3rd week of October 2nd Week of November November 10 to 16 3rd Week of November

Future related observances promulgated by the office of the President shall also become part of this component.


Capability Building

This component shall provide training for regional and local levels; will ensure the availability of and access to training programs implementers. It shall include strengthening treatment/ management capabilities of existing personnel and operating capabilities of facilities rendering services to PWDs, taking into utmost consideration basic quality assurance and standardization of procedures and techniques appropriate to each facility/locality. 3. Philippine Registry for Persons with Disabilities (PRPWD)

This component shall make certain that a recording and reporting system for the different types of disabilities shall be established and institutionalized at national regional and local levels. An information system shall be developed for this purpose. The registry shall record and report the current epidemiologic data, health services, health status, needs and circumstances of PWDs in the country. This provides an effective basis for national health program. All stakeholders of the different types of disabilities or special population shall cooperate and coordinate with DOH in the reporting of PWD. 4. Networking, Inter-organizational linkages, and Resource Mobilization

This component shall ensure that networking and inter- organizational linkages are available at the local, regional, and national levels. This shall include public-private and public-public partnerships aimed at building useful coalitions and networks for the delivery of appropriate health care services at affordable cost especially to the special populations of PWDs. This component shall also focus on ensuring that the highest appropriate quality services are made available and accessible to the people. 5. Monitoring and Evaluation This component shall compare the accomplishment of implementing units, facilities, organizations or localities with the targets set forth by the health programs for each of the different types of disabilities. Targets and accomplishments shall be jointly agreed upon in proper consultation with the focal point and appropriate implementing units, facilities, organizations or localities taking into consideration the provisions of the local government code as well as the organic act of Muslim Mindanao, and any similar issuances /laws that will be passed in the future. A review process shall also to be a component of each program and be conducted as needed. Results of program evaluation shall be used in formulating policies, program objectives and action plans. The following parameters shall be used in formulating M and E component. Financial resources allocated Human resources assigned Information and knowledge resources Program or project activities, their outputs, outcomes and impacts 6. Accreditations and Equitable Health Financing Packages Any legal entity, organizations, localities or facilities shall be developed. A fair and due process of accreditation with the Department of Health shall be developed in consultation with the various stakeholders and in accordance with existing laws and regulations. Accredited organizations shall be entitled to utilize the benefits of health financing packages developed for this purpose. Accredited legal entities, organizations, localities or facilities shall be allowed rational compensation by the

Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth) for those expenses considered reimbursable by the Philhealth based on the equitable health financing packages jointly developed for the PWD by each group and special populations in consultation with the Department of Health and Philhealth. 7. Research and Development The program shall endorse the support of researchers / studies in the clinical, epidemiological, public health and knowledge management (trends) areas to develop local competence in health care. It also aims to acquire information that is utilized for continuing public health information and education, policy formulation, planning and implementation. An annual research agenda for psychosocial, chronic illnesses, learning, visual, orthopedic, speech and hearing impairments or disabilities shall be agreed upon by the various inter-disciplinary teams for each disability typology or special population. The research agenda shall also include researchers about community based rehabilitation, medical assistive devices, clinical assessment of functioning, health and disability, human rights, marketing and investment research and other relevant themes. 8. Service Delivery

Service delivery for the specific disabilities at every phase of the disease process, including primary, secondary and tertiary stages, shall be covered by the principle of best practices while protecting and promoting the human rights of PWDs, their caregivers, and other stakeholders. In collaboration with the government and private sectors and stakeholders, this component shall include systems and procedures for the integration and provision of services at the community level. The following areas for services to be developed for implementing facilities, localities or organizations: Community based and institution-based rehabilitation program Clinical assessment of functioning, health and disability Medical assistive devices Status of the Program: In compliance thereof, the DOH piloted in 1995 a community based rehabilitation program in 112 (7.5%) out of 1,492 towns nationwide. Between 1992 and 2004 it had upgraded DOH hospitals facilities to include rehabilitation and allied medical services for PWDs. Today there are about 21 DOH hospitals that have rehabilitation program/units/centers representing 22% of all DOH hospitals. It had registered 508.270 PWDs in 2004 or about 12% of all the target population. (Source: DOH Report 2004). The turnout was influenced by the presence, absence or inadequacy of health services for PWDs at the local regional level in DOH health facilities. A Social Weather Station (SWS) survey commissioned by DOH last 2004 revealed around 7% of the households under the study has at least one family member who is disabled. (Source: SWS Survey 2004). With the frontline services of the Department of Health devolved to the Local Government Units, the final implementation of this Act now rests with the Local Government Units (LGU). This Order prescribes the guidelines in the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of health programs for PWDs. Partners Organizations/Agencies Aside from the collaborating divisions and offices within the Department of Health, these are the institutions or agencies that partake in the program:

International Development Organizations (INGOs) American Leprosy Missions Dr. Hugh Cross Technical Consultant Email: hacross@pldtdsl.net World Health Organization Mrs. Remedios Paulino Technical Officer Healthy Settings and Environment Telephone: (632) 528-80-01 Fax: (632) 521-10-36 E-mail: paulinor@wpro.who.int Dr. John Juliard Go National Professional Officer Office of the WHO Representative in the Philippines Telephone: 528-90-63 Fax: 338-86-05 E-mail: goj@wpro.who.int Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) Christina Parasyn Policy Officer Disability Inclusive Development Email: christina.parasyn@ausaid.gov.au Mr. Deo Mwesigye Country Program Manager Christoffel Blindenmission (CBM) Mr. Wilfredo Reyes Programme Officer Community Mental Health Programme Telephone: (632) 807-85-86/87 Fax: (632) 807-82-92 Email: wilfredo.reyes@cbmseapro.org Ms. Jonnalyn Santos Programme Officer South East Asia and Pacific Regional Office Telephone: (632) 807-85-86/87 Fax: (632) 807-82-92

Email: jona.santos@cbmseapro.org JICA Mr. Daisuke Sagiya JICA Expert Telephone/Fax: (632) 932-33-89 (Direct) Email: dsagiya@aqua.plala.or.jp Ms. Naoko Ito JICA Expert Telephone/Fax: (632) 932-33-89 (Direct) Email: naoko1024@gmail.com National Government Agencies National Council on Disability Affairs Ms. Geraldine P. Ruiz Director III Telephone: 951-64-01 Fax: 9516033 Email: gpruiz@gmail.com Philippine Orthopedic Center Ma. Eulalia G. Beredo, MD Chief Telephone: 732-04-61/711-92-76 loc 249,250 Email: beredo_lally@yahoo.com DOH-NCDPC (Degenerative Disease Office) Telephone: 732-24-93 Dr. Francesca Gajete Program Manager - Leprosy Dr. Ernie Vera Medical Officer VII Dr. Frank Diza Medical Specialist IV DSWD Ma. Suzette M. Agcaoili

Director IV Telephone: 951-28-05 Local: 403,404,405 Telephone/Fax: 951-28-05 E-mail: sagcaoili@dswd.gov.ph/ suzette_agcaoili@yahoo.com DepEd Telephone: (032) 632-13-61 to 71 Council for the Welfare of Children Jaime Tristan O. Flores Jr. Planning Officer II Telephone: 781-10-37/39 loc 2003-2005 Non-Government Organizations NORFIL Maria Theresa Nuqui Executive Director Telephone: (02) 372-35-77/79 Fax:(02) 373-21-69 Email: norfil-org@pldtdsl.net/ http:www.norfil.com.ph AKAP PINOY Capt. Oscar Taleon President Telephone/Fax: (632) 995-86-16 Liliane Foundation Ms. Ma. Theresa Dela Cruz National Correspondent Telephone: 726-56-50 Tahanang Walang Hagdanan Inc. Virgie E. Montilla Social Service Director Telephone: 655-45-89

Comprehensive Psychotherapy and Rehabilitation Foundation Sheila MarieDumpo-Tugonon Executive Director Telephone: 440-56-02/331-68-87 Fax: 550-03-60 Email: cpref-velivetoserve@yahoo.com Catholic Ministry for the Deaf Sr. Ma. Olympia Aquino Donor Relations Officer Telephone: 426-11-16/ 426-63-39 Email: maolympia@yahoo.com SAFE Kids Philippines Telephone: (632) 879-45-83/ (632) 879-4-538 Email: skp@safekidsphilippines.org Program Managers: Dr. Frank Diza Email: anklinmd@yahoo.com Ms. Cristina Raymundo Email: tinalraymundo@yahoo.com Ms. Ditas Raymundo Email: ditasturiano@yahoo.com Department of Health-National Center for Disease Prevention and Control (DOH-NCDPC) Contact Number: 651-78-00 local 1751 Files and Links: Administrative Order No. 2006-003 Copyright Department of Health All Rights Reserved

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