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Human Resources for Health (HRH) Deployment Program

Article by SDS Admin Published on January 8, 2019

In order to improve access to quality basic health services, there should be adequate healthcare professionals and workers across country who will provide these services. One of strategies that may contribute in addressing this issue is the deployment of the health workers through the DOH Human Resource for Health (HRH) Deployment Program. The program hires cadres of health professionals that will support and complement HRH at the local level particularly in rural, unserved and underserved communities. Majority of the health workers are deployed to LGUs that are not able to hire or retain health workers and often these are low-resource municipalities in geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas. The HRH deployed includes doctors, nurses, midwives, medical technologists, dentists, public health associates, among others.

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