ZFF aims to be a catalyst for the achievement of better health outcomes for the poor by strengthening leadership and governance.

ZFF trains local health leaders to strengthen local health systems.

ZFF disseminates lessons learned from its programs to advocate equitable policies in public health and governance.

ZFF is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of Filipinos by focusing on the achievement of the country’s SDGs for health, in partnership with government and other stakeholders.

About Us

The Zuellig Family Foundation (ZFF) is focused on improving health conditions in rural Filipino communities by providing training programs for local government health leaders, including mayors and municipal health officers, to strengthen health leadership and improve governance.

Our Approach: ZFF Health Change Model

The ZFF Health Change Model recognizes that local leadership is the key to creating healthcare systems that are responsive to the needs of the poor.

Based on this approach, local leaders—particularly the mayors and the municipal health officers—undergo a transformative training to help them appreciate the significance of their role in developing healthcare systems for the poor. This enables them to understand and to address the complexity of health issues in their communities.

Our Programs

ZFF’s interventions to address health inequities and improve health outcomes of the poor include:

  • Public health leadership formation programs
  • Public health advocacy activities
  • Program, resource and academic partnerships
  • Community Disaster Response Program