Health Beat Issue No.59


The Philippine health system plays out against a health workforce that is overtaken by a growing population. Across the
country the few existing plantilla items are not filled, especially for physicians and specialists. For instance, the number of nurse plantilla items has remained stagnant in Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) with only 76 for the whole province. Even now, talks have begun between the Philippines and Flemish Belgium on the recruitment of nurses. On June 24, the Department of Health formally declared the Province of Bukidnon as Filariasis-free, the first province in Mindanao to attain such status.

Source InstitutionDepartment of Health
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Page Count52
Place of PublicationManila
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