Provincial UHC program through ZFF’s academic partnerships

More provincial governors and their health officials are expected to get trained toward the implementation of the Universal Health Care (UHC) law. This comes after the Zuellig Family Foundation (ZFF) conducted a training of trainers (TOT) for 28 faculty members of seven academic institutions. The TOT, held last Oct. 5 to 6 oriented the participants on ZFF’s Bayang Malusog: Provincial Leaders for Universal Health Care Acceleration program.

The Academic Partners are Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Cebu Normal University, Davao Medical School Foundation, University of the Philippines (UP)-College of Public Health, UP School of Health Sciences, Silliman University, St. Paul University of the Philippines.

The attendees were trained on the design and content of each session as well as methods to deliver the program. They are also required to submit teaching demonstrations and observe actual program runs by ZFF, which will also share its other training materials.

ZFF adheres strictly to its teaching standards to preserve its brand in health leadership and governance programs and maintain its two ISO certifications, ISO 29993:2017—learning services outside formal education—and ISO 29994:2021 Education and learning services – requirements for distance learning.

Recently, ZFF received notice that it keeps its ISO certifications following a surveillance audit last September. Thus, as ZFF shares its programs and technologies, trainees can be assured of high-quality standards in programs that bring improved health outcomes.

Once TOT requirements are fulfilled, ZFF will endorse the academic partners to the Department of Health regional offices planning to enroll their regional and/or provincial health teams in the Bayang Malusog program. Among the regions are Region 2 (Cagayan Valley), Region 7 (Central Visayas), Region 8 (Eastern Visayas), and Region 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula).

(Published on October 21, 2022)