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National Mental Health Program

Vision: Better Quality oI LiIe through Total Health Care Ior all Filipinos.
Mission: A Rational and UniIied Response to Mental Health.
Goal: Quality Mental Health Care.
Objective: Implementation oI a Mental Health Program strategy

The National Mental Health Policy shall be pursued through a Mental Health Program strategy prioritizing the
promotion oI mental health, protection oI the rights and Ireedoms oI persons with mental diseases and the reduction
oI the burden and consequences oI mental ill-health, mental and brain disorders and disabilities.

To ensure the sustainability and eIIectiveness oI the National Mental Health Program, certain committees and teams
were organized.
1. National Program Management Committee (NPMC)
The NPMC is chaired by the Undersecretary oI Health oI the Policy and Standards Development Team Ior Service
Delivery and co-chaired by the Director IV oI the National Center Ior Disease Prevention and Control (NCDPC).
Its functions are as follows:
O Oversee the development oI mental health measures Ior sub-programs and components;
O Integrate the various programs, project and activities Irom the various program development and
management groups Ior each sub-program;
O Manage the various sub-programs and components oI the National Mental Health Program;
O Oversee the implementation oI prevention and control measures Ior mental health issues and concerns; and
O Recommended to the Secretary oI Health a master plan Ior mental health aligned with the mandates and
thrusts oI various government agencies.
. Program Development and Management Teams (PDMT)
Under the NPMC, PDMT shall be established corresponding to the Iour sub-programs oI the National Mental Health
Program. A PDMT shall oversee the operations oI a sub-program oI the National Mental Health Program.
The functions of PDMT are:
O Formulate and recommend policies, standards, guidelines approaches on each speciIics sub-programs on
mental health;
O Develop a plan oI action Ior each speciIic sub-program in consultation with mental health advocates and
O Develop operating guidelines, procedures, protocols Ior the mental health sub-program. Ensure the
implementation oI the program among all stakeholders; and
O Provide technical assistance to other mental health teams according to sub-programs thrusts.
. Regional Mental Health Teams (RMHT)
To ensure an eIIicient and eIIective multi-sectoral implementation oI the National Mental Health Program at the
regional level, a RMHT shall be established in each oI the Centers Ior Health Development (CHD).
The functions are as follows:
O Oversee the planning and operation oI the National Mental Health Program at the regional level;
O Provide technical assistance on the issues and concerns pertaining to the implementation oI the diIIerent
subprograms oI the National Mental Health Program;
O Strengthen technical and managerial capability at the local level to ensure LGU participation on the
implementation oI the National Mental Health Program;
O Ensure establishment oI LGU teams Ior mental health;
O Ensure the conduct oI monitoring and evaluation oI the implementation oI the National Mental Health
Program at the regional level; and
O Regularly update the PDMT on the status oI the regional implementation oI the National Mental Health
. Local Government Unit Mental Health Teams (LGUMHT)
The suggested members oI the LGUMHT are the local health board members, technical health staII, civil society
groups, non-government organizations and other stakeholders. Primarily, the LGUMHT enacts necessary legislative
issuances and promotes and advocates the implementation oI Community-based Mental Health Program among their
respective localities and constituents.
5. Other Partners and Stakeholders
Other stakeholders who may or may not belong to the above-mentioned committees or teams may contribute to the
implementation oI the National Mental Health Program by:
O Ensuring the availability oI competent, eIIicient, culturally and gender-sensitive health care proIessionals
who provide mental health services;
O IdentiIying mental health needs oI the population and reIer Iindings to the appropriate mental care
provider; and
O Promoting and advocating Ior the implementation oI the program within their respective areas oI
Program Strategies:
The National Mental Health Program has the Iollowing program strategies:
1. Health Promotion and Advocacy
Enrichment oI advocacy and multimedia inIormation, education and community (IEC) strategies targeting the
general public, mental health patients and their Iamilies, and service providers shall be done through the
promulgation oI observances issued by the OIIice oI the President.
. Service Provision
Enhancement oI service delivery at the national and local levels will enable the early recognition and treatment oI
mental health problems. To ensure continuity oI care, mental health services Ior people with persistent disabilities
shall be established close to home and the workplace.
. Policy and Legislation
The Iormulation and institutionalization oI national legislation, policies, program standards and guidelines shall
emphasize the development oI eIIicient and eIIective structures, systems, and mechanisms that will ensure equitable,
accessible, aIIordable and appropriate health services Ior the mentally ill patients, victims oI disaster, and other
vulnerable groups.
. Encouraging the development of a research culture and capacity
The program shall support researches and studies relevant to mental health, with Iocus on the Iollowing areas:
clinical behavior, epidemiology, public health treatment options, and knowledge management. It aims to acquire
evidence-based inIormation that will contribute to the public health inIormation and education, policy Iormulation,
planning, and implementation.
5. Capability Building
The capability oI national, regional and local health workers in delivering eIIicient, eIIective and appropriate mental
health services shall be strengthen. Training shall be conducted on psychosocial care, the detection and management
oI speciIic psychiatric morbidity, and the establishment oI mental health Iacilities.
6. Public-Private Partnership
Inter-sectoral approaches and networking with other government agencies, non-government organizations, academe
and private service providers and other stakeholders at the locals, regional and national levels shall be pursued to
develop partnership and expand the involvement oI stakeholders in: a.) advocacy, promotion and provision oI
mental health services; b.) conduct oI relevant studies, researches and surveys; c.) training oI mental health workers;
d.) sharing oI researches, data and other inIormation on mental issues and concerns; and e.) sharing oI resources.
7. Establishment of data base and information system
This is needed to determine the magnitude oI the problem, its epidemiological characteristics and knowledge and
practices to serve as basis Ior shiIting the program Ior being institutional and treatment Iocused to being preventive,
Iamily Iocused and community oriented.
8. Development of model programs
Best practices/models Ior prevention oI substance abuse and risk reduction Ior mental illness can be replicated in
diIIerent LGUs in coordination with other agencies involved in mental health and substance abuse prevention

. Monitoring and Evaluation
A regular review process shall be conducted. Results oI program monitoring and evaluation shall be used in
Iormulating and modiIying policies, program objectives and action plans to sustain the mental health initiatives and
ensure continuing improvement in the delivery oI mental health care.

Program Direction

Micro Point of View

Major Activities/Celebrations:
Celebration Date
Autism Consciousness Week Every 3
Week oI January
National Mental Retardation Week February 14 to 19
National Epilepsy Awareness Week
Every 1
Week oI
National Mental Health Week Every 2
Week oI October
National Attention DeIicit/Hyperactivity Disorder Awareness
Every 3
Week oI October
Substance Abuse Prevention & Control Week
Every 3
Week oI

Partner Organizations/Agencies:
The Iollowing organizations/agencies partake in achieving the vision oI the program:
O Philippine Psychiatric Association (PPA)
Suite 1007, 10
Ilr. Medical Plaza Ortigas Condominium
San Miguel Ave. Ortigas Center Pasig City
# (632) 635-98-58.

- Dr. Constantine Della
Contact no. 0922-8537949
Email Add.: constantine.della¸

- Dr. Romeo Enriquez
Vice President
Contact no. 0933-5794140/ 0920-9053041
Email add: pnasop¸

O National Center for Mental Health (NCMH)
Nuevo de Pebrero St. Mauway, Madaluyong City
# (632) 531-90-01
-Dr. Bernardino Vicente
Medical Center ChieI

O Philippine Mental Health Association (PMHA)
No. 18 East Avenue, Quezon City 1100
# (632) 921-49-58; (632) 921-49-59
-Ms. Regina De Jesus
National Executive Director

O Christoffel Blindenmission (CBM)
Unit 604, Alabang Business Tower
1216 Acacia Avenue, Madrigal Business Park
Alabang, Muntinlupa City 178
# (632) 807-85-86; (632) 807-85-87

-Mr. Willy Reyes
Contact no. 0905-4142608

Program Managers:
Mr. Melson Mendoza
Email: nelmend2000¸

Ms. Remedios Guerrero
Email: jing¸s¸guerrero¸

Ms. Ditas Purisima Raymundo
Email: ditasturiano¸
Department oI Health-Non Communicable Disease OIIice (DOH-NCDO)
Contact Number: 651-78-00 local 1750-1752

National Dengue Prevention and Control Program
The National Dengue Prevention and Control Program was Iirst initiated by the Department oI Health (DOH) in
1993. Region VII and the National Capital Region served as the pilot sites. It was not until 1998 when the program
was implemented nationwide. The target populations oI the program are the general population, the local
government units, and the local health workers.

Vision: Dengue Risk-Free Philippines
Mission: To improve the quality oI health oI Filipinos by adopting an integrated dengue control approach in
the prevention and control oI dengue inIection.
Goal: Reduce morbidity and mortality Irom dengue inIection by preventing the transmission oI the
virus Irom the mosquito vector human.

The objectives oI the program are categorized into three: health status objectives; risk reduction objectives; and
services & protection objectives.

Health Status Objectives:
O Reduce incidence Irom 32 cases/100,000 population to 20 cases/100,000 population;
O Reduce case Iatality rate by ·1°; and
O Detect and contain all epidemics.
Risk Reduction Objectives:
O Reduce the risk oI human exposure to aedes bite by House index oI ·5 and Breteau index oI 20;
O Increase ° oI HH practicing removal oI mosquito breeding places to 80°; and
O Increase awareness on DF/DHF to 100°.

Services & Protection Objectives:
O Establish a Dengue ReIerence Laboratory capable oI perIorming IgM capture ELISA Ior Dengue Surveillance;
O Increase the ° oI 1° and 2° government hospitals with laboratory capable oI platelet count and hematocrit;
O Ensure surveillance and investigation oI all epidemics.

Partner Organizations/Agencies:
The Iollowing organizations/agencies take part in the achievement oI the program`s objectives:
O World Health Organization (WHO)
O United Nations children`s Fund (UNICEF)
O Department oI Interior and Local Government (DILG)
O Department oI Education (DepEd)
O United States Agency Ior International Development (USAID)
O Asian Development Bank (ADB)
O Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth)

Program Manager:
Dr. Lyndon L. Lee Suy
Department oI Health-National Center Ior Disease Prevention and Control (DOH-NCDPC)
Contact Number: 651-78-00 local 2353
Email: donleesuymd¸

Occupational Health Program

Vision/Mission Statement
O Health Ior all occupations in partnership with the workers, employers, local government authorities and other
sectors in promoting selI-sustaining programs and improvement oI workers' health and working environment.
Program Objectives and Targets
To promote and protect the health and well being oI the working population thru improved health, better working
conditions and workers' environment.

Persons with Disabilities

Vision: Improve the total well-being oI Person with Disabilities (PWD)
Mission: The Department oI Health, as the Iocal organization, shall ensure the development,
implementation, and monitoring oI relevant and eIIicient health programs and systems Ior PWDs that are available,
aIIordable, and acceptable.
Strategic Goals:
The program goals are:
1. Reduce the prevalence oI all types oI disabilities; and
2. Promote, and protect the human rights and dignity oI PWDs and their caregivers.

Strategic Objectives:
The strategic objectives oI the program are as Iollows:
1. Develop an integrated national health and human rights program and local models to serve the special health
2. Pursue the implementation and monitoring oI laws and policies Ior PWD such as the accessibility law, human
rights, and other related laws;
3. Ensure that the health Iacilities and services are equitable, available, accessible, acceptable, and aIIordable to
PWD through the development and implementation oI essential health package that is suitable to their special needs
and enrollment oI into the National Health Insurance Program;
4. Initiate and strengthen collaboration and partnership among stakeholders to improve the Iacilities devoted to
the management and rehabilitation oI PWD and upgrade the capabilities oI health proIessional and Irontline workers
to cater to their special needs; and
5. Continue and Iast-track the registration oI PWD in order to generate data Ior accurate planning and
implementation oI programs. The Philippine Registry Ior Persons with Disability will be continued, monitored, and
evaluated and developed into an inIormation system that will be incorporated into currently used health service
inIormation system.

Program Strategies/Program Components:
A Health program shall be developed Ior each type oI disability and special population which must contain all oI the
Iollowing essential components:
1. Health Promotion
This concept shall include patient and caregiver inIormation and education, public inIormation and education and
intersectoral collaboration on disability health promotion on the nature and extent oI impairments particularly its risk
Iactors, complications and the need/urgency oI early diagnosis and management.
This component shall ensure the advocacy Ior then Iollowing promulgated observances on the Iollowing speciIied
time each year as per issuances Irom the OIIice oI the President:
Celebration Time
Every 3
week oI
National Down`s Syndrome Every February
Retarded Children`s Week February 14 to 19
Leprosy Week
Women with disabilities Day
Last week oI
Last Monday oI
National disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week
Every 3
week oI
NDPR Week to Culminate on the Birthdate oI the Sublime Paralytic:
Apolinario Mabini
July 23
White Cane SaIety Day in the Philippines August 1
Brain attack awareness 3
Week oI August
Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week September 16 to 22
National Epilepsy Awareness Week
Week oI
National Mental Health Week 2
Week oI October
Bone and Joint (Musculo-Skeletal) Awareness Week 3
Week oI October
National Attention DeIicit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Awareness Week
week oI October
National Skin Disease Detection and Prevention Week
Week oI
DeaI Awareness Week November 10 to 16
Drug Abuse Prevention and Control
Week oI

Future related observances promulgated by the oIIice oI the President shall also become part oI this component.
. Capability Building
This component shall provide training Ior regional and local levels; will ensure the availability oI and access to
training programs implementers. It shall include strengthening treatment/ management capabilities oI existing
personnel and operating capabilities oI Iacilities rendering services to PWDs, taking into utmost consideration basic
quality assurance and standardization oI procedures and techniques appropriate to each Iacility/locality.
. Philippine Registry for Persons with Disabilities (PRPWD)
This component shall make certain that a recording and reporting system Ior the diIIerent types oI disabilities shall
be established and institutionalized at national regional and local levels. An inIormation system shall be developed
Ior this purpose. The registry shall record and report the current epidemiologic data, health services, health status,
needs and circumstances oI PWDs in the country. This provides an eIIective basis Ior national health program. All
stakeholders oI the diIIerent types oI disabilities or special population shall cooperate and coordinate with DOH in
the reporting oI PWD.
. 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 useIul
coalitions and networks Ior the delivery oI appropriate health care services at aIIordable cost especially to the
special populations oI PWDs. This component shall also Iocus 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 oI implementing units, Iacilities, organizations or localities with
the targets set Iorth by the health programs Ior each oI the diIIerent types oI disabilities. Targets and
accomplishments shall be jointly agreed upon in proper consultation with the Iocal point and appropriate
implementing units, Iacilities, organizations or localities taking into consideration the provisions oI the local
government code as well as the organic act oI Muslim Mindanao, and any similar issuances /laws that will be passed
in the Iuture.
A review process shall also to be a component oI each program and be conducted as needed. Results oI program
evaluation shall be used in Iormulating policies, program objectives and action plans. The Iollowing parameters
shall be used in Iormulating M and E component.
1. Financial resources allocated
2. Human resources assigned
3. InIormation and knowledge resources
4. Program or project activities, their outputs, outcomes and impacts

6. Accreditations and Equitable Health Financing Packages
Any legal entity, organizations, localities or Iacilities shall be developed. A Iair and due process oI accreditation
with the Department oI 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 beneIits oI health
Iinancing packages developed Ior this purpose.
Accredited legal entities, organizations, localities or Iacilities shall be allowed rational compensation by the
Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth) Ior those expenses considered reimbursable by the Philhealth
based on the equitable health Iinancing packages jointly developed Ior the PWD by each group and special
populations in consultation with the Department oI Health and Philhealth.
7. Research and Development
The program shall endorse the support oI 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
inIormation that is utilized Ior continuing public health inIormation and education, policy Iormulation, planning and
An annual research agenda Ior psychosocial, chronic illnesses, learning, visual, orthopedic, speech and hearing
impairments or disabilities shall be agreed upon by the various inter-disciplinary teams Ior each disability typology
or special population. The research agenda shall also include researchers about community based rehabilitation,
medical assistive devices, clinical assessment oI Iunctioning, health and disability, human rights, marketing and
investment research and other relevant themes.
8. Service Delivery
Service delivery Ior the speciIic disabilities at every phase oI the disease process, including primary, secondary and
tertiary stages, shall be covered by the principle oI best practices while protecting and promoting the human rights oI
PWDs, their caregivers, and other stakeholders. In collaboration with the government and private sectors and
stakeholders, this component shall include systems and procedures Ior the integration and provision oI services at
the community level.
The Iollowing areas Ior services to be developed Ior implementing Iacilities, localities or organizations:
1. Community based and institution-based rehabilitation program
2. Clinical assessment oI Iunctioning, health and disability
3. Medical assistive devices

Status of the Program:
In compliance thereoI, the DOH piloted in 1995 a community based rehabilitation program in 112 (7.5°) out oI
1,492 towns nationwide. Between 1992 and 2004 it had upgraded DOH hospitals Iacilities to include rehabilitation
and allied medical services Ior PWDs. Today there are about 21 DOH hospitals that have rehabilitation
program/units/centers representing 22° oI all DOH hospitals. It had registered 508.270 PWDs in 2004 or about
12° oI all the target population. (Source: DOH Report 2004). The turnout was inIluenced by the presence, absence
or inadequacy oI health services Ior PWDs at the local regional level in DOH health Iacilities. A Social Weather
Station (SWS) survey commissioned by DOH last 2004 revealed around 7° oI the households under the study has
at least one Iamily member who is disabled. (Source: SWS Survey 2004). With the Irontline services oI the
Department oI Health devolved to the Local Government Units, the Iinal implementation oI this Act now rests with
the Local Government Units (LGU). This Order prescribes the guidelines in the Iormulation, implementation, and
evaluation oI health programs Ior PWDs.

Partners Organizations/Agencies
Aside Irom the collaborating divisions and oIIices within the Department oI Health, these are the institutions or
agencies that partake in the program:

International Development Organizations (INGOs)
O American Leprosy Missions
Dr. Hugh Cross
Technical Consultant
Email: hacross¸

O World Health Organization
Mrs. Remedios Paulino
Technical OIIicer
Healthy Settings and Environment
Telephone: (632) 528-80-01
Fax: (632) 521-10-36
E-mail: paulinor¸

Dr. 1ohn 1uliard Go
National ProIessional OIIicer
OIIice oI the WHO Representative in the Philippines
Telephone: 528-90-63
Fax: 338-86-05
E-mail: goj¸

O Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)
Christina Parasyn
Policy OIIicer
Disability Inclusive Development
Email: christina.parasyn¸

Mr. Deo Mwesigye
Country Program Manager

O Christoffel Blindenmission (CBM)
Mr. Wilfredo Reyes
Programme OIIicer
Community Mental Health Programme
Telephone: (632) 807-85-86/87
Fax: (632) 807-82-92
Email: wilIredo.reyes¸

Ms. 1onnalyn Santos
Programme OIIicer
South East Asia and PaciIic Regional OIIice
Telephone: (632) 807-85-86/87
Fax: (632) 807-82-92
Email: jona.santos¸

Mr. Daisuke Sagiya
JICA Expert
Telephone/Fax: (632) 932-33-89 (Direct)
Email: dsagiya¸

Ms. Naoko Ito
JICA Expert
Telephone/Fax: (632) 932-33-89 (Direct)
Email: naoko1024¸

National Government Agencies
O National Council on Disability Affairs
Ms. Geraldine P. Ruiz
Director III
Telephone: 951-64-01
Fax: 9516033
Email: gpruiz¸

O Philippine Orthopedic Center
Ma. Eulalia G. Beredo, MD
Telephone: 732-04-61/711-92-76 loc 249,250
Email: beredo¸lally¸
O DOH-NCDPC (Degenerative Disease Office)
Telephone: 732-24-93

Dr. Francesca Gajete
Program Manager - Leprosy

Dr. Ernie Vera
Medical OIIicer VII

Dr. Frank Diza
Medical Specialist IV

Ma. Suzette M. Agcaoili
Director IV
Telephone: 951-28-05 Local: 403,404,405
Telephone/Fax: 951-28-05
E-mail: sagcaoili¸ suzette¸agcaoili¸

O DepEd
Telephone: (032) 632-13-61 to 71

O Council for the Welfare of Children
1aime Tristan O. Flores 1r.
Planning OIIicer II
Telephone: 781-10-37/39 loc 2003-2005

Non-Government Organizations
Maria Theresa Nuqui
Executive Director
Telephone: (02) 372-35-77/79
Fax:(02) 373-21-69
Email: norIil-org¸

Capt. Oscar Taleon
Telephone/Fax: (632) 995-86-16

O Liliane Foundation
Ms. Ma. Theresa Dela Cruz
National Correspondent
Telephone: 726-56-50

O Tahanang Walang Hagdanan Inc.
Virgie E. Montilla
Social Service Director
Telephone: 655-45-89

O Comprehensive Psychotherapy and Rehabilitation Foundation
Sheila MarieDumpo-Tugonon
Executive Director
Telephone: 440-56-02/331-68-87
Fax: 550-03-60
Email: cpreI-velivetoserve¸

O Catholic Ministry for the Deaf
Sr. Ma. Olympia Aquino
Donor Relations OIIicer
Telephone: 426-11-16/ 426-63-39
Email: maolympia¸

O SAFE Kids Philippines
Telephone: (632) 879-45-83/ (632) 879-4-538
Email: skp¸

Program Managers:
Dr. Frank Diza
Email: anklinmd¸

Ms. Cristina Raymundo
Email: tinalraymundo¸

Ms. Ditas Raymundo
Email: ditasturiano¸

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