Oral Health Month CelebrationThe Department of Health (DOH)- National Oral Health Program (NOHP) is committed to its vision to provide all people in the Philippines, especially children and other vulnerable groups, enjoy the highest attainable state of oral health, free of oral diseases, enabling everyone to live healthy and productive lives, bridge gaps and reduce barriers to access to health care.

In line with Proclamation No. 559 declaring the month of February of every year as National Dental Health Month, promoting Orally Fit Child(OFC) and to improve the oral health conditions of pregnant and lactating women as contribution to the reforms on Maternal Newborn and Child Health and Nutrition Strategy to reduce maternal and newborn mortality.

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sandugo2019The advocacy for Voluntary Blood Donation was given a great boost in 1994 when Republic Act 7719 also known as the National Blood Services Act of 1994 was passed by congress and signed by then President Fidel V. Ramos. This act promotes voluntary blood donation to provide sufficient supply of safe blood and to regulate blood banks. In accordance with this advocacy, the Department of Health came out with the National Sandugo Awards and eventually adapted by the regions that recognize the Local Government Executives for their active involvement in maintaining adequate safe blood supply in the Region.

Mega Awarding 2019The Department of Health - Center for Health Development SOCCCKSARGEN Region did it again! Celebrating its 3rd annual tribute and recognition to inspire and encourage Local Government Unit to strive for  excellence in health, with this year’s theme “Journey towards Excellence in Health” held at Greenleaf Hotel last August 22-23, 2019.