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“Health Sector Development Program – Local Government Unit (LGU) Systems Strengthening Component Project”


Strengthening Local Governance for Health (HealthGov) Program is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International. HealthGov is USAID’s flagship effort to strengthen LGUs’ commitment and support for public health services and their capacity to provide and manage quality health services sustainably, particularly FP, MCH, TB and HIV/AIDS services.

PNGOC is one of the multidisciplinary partners selected to implement the five-year program otherwise known as HealthGov. The Council together with RTI is responsible to realize one of the intermediate results of the project which is “Increasing Advocacy on Service Delivery and Financing”

HealthGov advocacy is geared towards increasing the commitment of LGU leaders and officials for improved health services; advocacy by public health providers to LGU officials; civil society advocacy and participation in health planning and monitoring; and partnerships between public health providers and civil society.HealthGov also will develop a network of technical service providers called TAPs (e.g., universities, NGOs, consultants and government agencies) that LGUs will engage to provide them with customer-oriented training and technical assistance services to solve key problems.

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