By Analou De Vera
The DOH-Calabarzon recently awarded the top performing local government units (LGUs) during the LGU Scorecard and Monitoring and Evaluation for Equity and Effectiveness (ME3) Awarding.
“This event gives recognition to LGUs – the local chief executive and the local health officer, who have achieved the highest scores in the LGU health critical indicators for their achievement in the implementation of health programs in their community such as fully immunized children, tuberculosis cure rate and facility-based delivery within the year,” said regional director Eduardo Janairo.
Among the top performing LGUs in the provinces were the City of Tagaytay in the province of Cavite; Municipality of Pangil in Laguna; Municipality of San Luis in Batangas; Municipality of San Mateo in Rizal; and the Muncipality of Atimonan in Quezon.
The ME3 is a performance assessment of the combined efforts of stakeholders within the province-wide health system (PWHS), which include the clients and public private providers within the municipalities, cities and provinces, the Department of Calabarzon said.
“The ME3 is directed towards ensuring the achievement of health system’s goals through better health outcomes, fair health financing and responsive health systems by ensuring that all Filipinos, especially the disadvantaged group have equitable access to health care,” said Janairo.