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CLIENT SATISFACTION SURVEY OF THE BUREAU OF FOOD AND DRUGS (BFAD)
Project Director:          Exaltacion E. Lamberte
Funding Agency:        Department of Health

The study was conceived after the DOH was identified as the lead agency for the health sector during the drafting of the National Socio-Economic Pact of 2001. One of three pledges it seeks to implement as the lead agency is the restructuring of the BFAD and adopting measures to improve its registration process.

The study was thus envisioned to provide a framework for the development of an effective client feedback mechanism for BFAD, the identification of strategies and indicators to measure satisfaction of BFAD clientele (those groups and individuals who register food, drugs, and other health commodities with BFAD), efficient and timely collection, analysis, and reporting of client satisfaction data over a 10-month man-house activity within a period of 20 months, or one year and eight months.

Key words: client feedback mechanisms, client satisfaction data, registration processes, health commodities

 

CAPACITY BUILDING ON LEADERSHIP AND PROGRAM MANAGEMENT:
FOCUS ON REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

Project Director:          Exaltacion E. Lamberte
Funding Agency:        Institute of International Education (IIE)

The Center implemented the Institute of International Education (IIE) Training on Leadership and Project Management at the Angelo King International Center from June 1 to August 31, 2002.

Four fellows participated in the training: Sinag Aurora Amado, Assistant Director for Projects of the Women’s Media Circle Foundation, UP Village; Lorna A. Bercilla, Program Officer of the Kaugwaran Foundation, Davao City; Ramie D. Corillo, Project Executive Manager of Iloilo Doctors College of Medicine Foundation Partnership for Health Program; and Mercedita de Joya, Coordinator of the Community Managed Health Program (CMHP) Medical Action Group, Inc., Quezon City.

The training was intended to provide capacity building activities and opportunities to leaders and promoters of reproductive health programs and initiatives in the country.  It focused on two aspects: leadership, and program development and management.  The overall educational approach used was experiential learning.  Interwoven in the lecture discussions were exercises and activities to reinforce the learning and to enhance the acquisition of the various leadership skills and management tools.  The fellows were encouraged to participate in the discussions and to share their experiences, and were required to prepare technical reports, projects proposals, and action plans.

Key words: reproductive health programs and initiatives, program development and management, leadership training, experiential learning

 

CAPABILITY BUILDING FOR ADVOCACY AND LEADERSHIP IN REGULATION OF HEALTH FACILITIES IN THE PHILIPPINES
Project Director:          Exaltacion E. Lamberte
Funding Agency:        World Health Organization

The Center conducted this activity from November 25 to 27, 2002.  The capability building aimed to: a) explain the basic importance, concepts, principles, and the underlying framework of the regulation of health facilities and services; b) discuss the recent international developments in standards, licensing, accreditation, monitoring and quality improvement; c) encourage free discussions/debates on the current developments in regulation of health facilities and services in the Philippines; d) describe and explain the status of compliance to regulatory requirements at the national and regional levels; and e) come up with an action plan and identify the steps/strategies to advocate and educate others at the regional and health facility levels on the use and benefits of the regulation of health facilities and services.

Toward the end of the training, the participants were expected to develop an action plan composed of two components:  Advocacy and Education, and Communication Flow and Promotion Campaign.

Key words: health facilities and services regulation, advocacy and education, communication flow and promotion, capacity building

 

A FRAMEWORK FOR PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL HEALTH SYSTEMS
Project Director:          Exaltacion E. Lamberte
Funding Agency:        World Health Organization

The study involved the following endeavors:  a) identifying a framework suitable for assessment of performance of local health systems that must be comparable across time and across LGUs; b) identifying possible indicators that may be suitable within the different components of this framework, and determining the availability and suitability of existing sources of data; c) analyzing the possibility of, and issues involved in, developing one or more composite “indexes” of relevant indicators; d) developing tools and instruments to collect and report the relevant data for a selection of these indicators (to be agreed upon with the Department of Health) and pilot test these in three provinces; e) developing a consultation plan on the framework for the Department of Health; and f) identifying key issues/strategies that need to be considered in order to effectively operationalize and maintain this system.

Key words: performance assessment, local health systems, system operationalization and maintenance

 

NEGOTIATING LAND RIGHTS AND NATURAL RESOURCE REGULATIONS FOR LOCAL PEOPLE: THE ROLE AND EFFECTIVENESS OF SECONDARY FARMER AND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS IN UPLAND WATERSHEDS OF SOUTHEAST ASIA
Project Director:          Ma. Elena Chiong-Javier
Funding Agency:        International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) SEA Regional Research Programme

The study was a response to the existing research gap on local secondary organizations or federations in the region. It sought to understand why and how secondary organizations in Philippine upland watersheds are formed, what services these organizations provide to support their member primary organizations’ resource management practices, how they influence the formulation and implementation of natural resource management policies, and what they require to be effective secondary organizations tasked with resource management. The study utilized a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods, including literature review, surveys, informal and semi-structured interviews, focus group discussions, and case studies. The study sites were the provinces of Nueva Vizcaya in Luzon and Bukidnon in Mindanao, which were reported to have active or functional federations and provincial governments supportive of the federations. Twelve federations (out of 23 in both provinces) and 27 (out of 75) of their member primary organizations were studied. Data gathering was completed after two years.

A report on the findings of this study was submitted and became integrated in a working paper published by the ICRAF Southeast Asian Office in Bogor, Indonesia in 2007. 

Key words: local secondary organizations/federations, Philippine upland watersheds, resource management practices, Nueva Vizcaya, Bukidnon

 

DEVELOPMENT OF COURSE DESIGN AND THE PREPARATION
AND PRINTING OF COURSE MODULES FOR A REGIONAL TRAINING
ON MALARIA OPERATIONAL RESEARCH

Project Director:          Pilar Ramos-Jimenez
Funding Agency:        World Health Organization

The main objective of the OR training was to introduce the participants to OR principles, methods, and their application in the malaria control program through lectures, workshops, and field immersion/exposure; and to facilitate the preparation of an OR proposal for possible implementation in their respective communities.

Activities undertaken during the project were: a) conducting a review of existing literature on malaria, particularly on social research and training; b) conducting site visits as part of the situation analysis, selection of sites for field training, and identification of local experts who can assist in conducting the training; c) consulting local and international experts in developing the course design; d) consulting with ACTMalaria and WHO about the training needs for building country programmes’ capacity for operational research in the region; e) submitting a draft design and course modules for review by WHO and the ACTMalaria Executive Board; f) finalizing the course design according to the recommendations of WHO and ACTMalaria; and g) preparing a report on the preparatory phase of the operational research training, and submitting it to WHO.

Key words: malaria control program, operational research, social research and training, course design


 

 

 

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