Jesse Robredo Institute for Leadership and Good Governance kicked off its third course with five participating LGUs.

The Course on Building Pandemic Resilient-Communities through Public Health Governance kicked off last October 3, 2020. This is the Institute’s third course and it is geared towards equipping LGU officials with the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) for good governance practices to address strategic resilient local health systems.

Module 1 of the course is an introduction to Local Health Systems and Public Health Governance. During the session, the six (6) building blocks of the Local Health Systems Development Framework were introduced. The participants will be guided in using the framework to assess the functionality of their respective health systems and to identify necessary interventions. The session highlighted the importance of Leadership and Governance among all six building blocks, stressing that the Local Health Board, especially the Mayor, Municipal Health Officers, and all members of the local health pandemic response team, must have a good communication and coordinated response especially in this time of pandemic.

This course is facilitated by Mr. Bong Villamor, Leadership and Governance Consultant of the National Resilience Council. On the other hand, it is participated by the health systems of five (5) chosen LGUs which are composed of the Local Chief Executive (LCE), Municipal Health Officer(MHO), Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer (MDRRMO), and Municipal Administrator. For the eight (8) weeks duration of the course, the participants will undergo both synchronous and asynchronous learning to enhance their leadership capacities and improve the functionality of their local health board. The course will also anchor the importance of increasing community participation in local governance for better health outcomes and a more resilient local health system.

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