Davao City is unique. It is not just highly urbanized but with rural areas as well. As the economic hub of Southern Mindanao and gateway to the Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines- East Asian Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA), Davao has a daytime population of over 2 million residents and transients, being the major trade center in the whole of Mindanao. The Urban HEART technical working group (UH-TWG) for Davao proceeded to adopt all the performance indicators provided in the UH Assessment Form along with their descriptions and formula, with the decision to include mortality data for specific diseases such as cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer, diabetes mellitus, and tuberculosis.
|Source Institution||Department of Health|
|Place of Publication||Manila|
|Original Publication Date||November 1, 2010|
|Tags||Health Beat Newsletter|