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Tuesday, 27 October 2015 14:24

The City Government, through the City Health Office (CHO), will launch today, October 27, the High Impact 5 (HI5) Summit as part of its continued efforts to strengthen its universal health care programs.

With the theme of “Sa Tuwid na Daan, Kalusugang Tuloy-Tuloy para sa Pamilyang Pinoy!”, the HI5 launch will kick off with a motorcade from Paseo del Mar to Astoria Regency where City Mayor Beng Climaco along with local government officials and heads of agencies will lead the program launch and the signing of the pledge of commitment ceremonies.

The High Impact 5 (HI5) Summit is a national program spearheaded by the Department of Health (DOH) which focuses on intensifying the implementation of the five core and major health care programs in the country – Maternal Care, Infant Care, Child Care, HIV/AIDS, and Service Delivery Network.

The HI5 program, said City Health Officer Dr. Rodelin Agbulos, will also serve to address the health gaps in the City as well as comply with international development targets.

“These, if you notice, are the Millennium Development Goals 4, 5, and 6 which we are trying to address because it seems we are lagging behind,” said Agbulos.

According to the United Nations, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight international development goals which range from halving extreme poverty rates to halting the spread of HIV/AIDs and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015.

The MDGs 4, 5, and 6 focus on improving health and mobilizing governments, businesses, and non-governmental groups to accelerate action for a healthier world. The MDG Goals 4, 5, and 6 aims to reduce child mortality, improve maternal health, and combat HIV/AIDs, malaria, and other diseases, respectively. — Jasmine Mohammadsali