ZFF partners with ARMM to accelerate health improvements

In a bid to bring its health development framework to more rural areas in the Philippines, the Zuellig Family Foundation forged a partnership with the regional government of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao to accelerate improvements in local health systems.

The partnership will bring ZFF’s health leadership training program to mayors and municipal health officers of 37 municipalities in the region.

Under the agreement, local government units (LGUs) in the program can gain access to the regional government’s health fund—P1 million each LGU—which they can use to address issues on health personnel, medicines and service delivery.

Called “ARMM-ZFF Health Partnership,” the joint undertaking is seen to improve health service delivery systems and health financing capacities through stronger local health leadership and better health-seeking behaviour of residents.

ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman and DOH-ARMM Secretary Kadil Sinolinding were present during the signing of the partnership agreement last July 7 in Quezon City.