Philippines, France Strengthen Partnership for Public Health, Discuss Collaboration Areas for Universal Health Care

Department of Health (DOH) Officer-in-Charge Dr. Maria Rosario Singh-Vergeire today met with the French Ambassador to the Philippines, Her Excellency Michele Boccoz, and discussed matters of renewed health cooperation and partnership between the Philippines and France through the strengthening of the multi-sectoral One Health Approach.

Discussions between the two leaders include strengthening COVID-19 response through vaccination, realizing Universal health Care through improved access and strengthened delivery of Primary Care services, as well as addressing diseases like the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Tuberculosis (TB), Dengue, and Malaria.

“The DOH has long cherished its strong relationship with its international partners and stakeholders. Through our continuous investment and collaborations, and through the One Health Approach and improved collaboration with key partners such as the government of France, we are optimistic that we will uphold our commitments to our targets and aspirations for Philippine Health.

The discussion we had with them today contributes to our strategic steps in forming key initiatives and actions that help solve health problems — and by addressing these, we create improved health outcomes and healthy settings for every Juan and Juana,” said OIC-Vergeire.

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