WHEREAS, Article II, Section 15 of the 1987 Constitution of the Philippine, articulates the State's responsibility to protect and promote the right to health, and instill health consciousness among the Filipino people;
WHEREAS, every local government unit shall exercise the powers provided unto it for the promotion of the general welfare of its people, including the promotion of health and safety;
WHEREAS, National Health policies, strategies and plans provide a framework in almost every country in dealing with complex range of issues needed to improve health outcomes, including those related to Millennium Development Goals and other national priority health programs;
WHEREAS, recognizing the challenges of rapid urbanization in cities such as increased congestion, pollution and slum formation creating wider inequity across social determinants of health causing increased risks, hazards and vulnerabilities to health of urban populations including communicable diseases, violence, traffic injuries, obesity, and settlement in unsafe areas, the Department of Health declared its support in the Administrative Order No. 2011-0008 stating the Guidelines on Urban Health Systems Development (UHSD) in the Philippines;
WHEREAS, establishing a comprehensive mechanism to generate better sustainable health outcomes is identified as one of the key components of a Healthy City;
WHEREAS, Urban Health System Development must help cities address these challenges of rapid urbanization thru its program with the goals of (1) To Improve Health System Outcomes; (2) To influence Social Determinants of Health; and, (3) To Reduce Health Inequities utilizing the DOH approach in the reform of urban health system promoting healthy urbanization for our city, to develop ways that achieve better health and avoid risks to ill health under this conditions;
WHEREAS, recognizing that a strong leadership is vital in ensuring better health for the people which can be achieved by addressing the causes of health inequities that lie largely outside the direct reach of the health care system, and transforming the local health system to make its programs and services work for the community;
WHEREAS, having an inter-sectoral collaboration with people and agencies from outside the health sector is important in Urban Health System to influence a broad range of health determinants, including inter-city coordination, non-governmental and community action;
WHEREAS, bringing different stakeholders together in the process of developing policies, strategies and plans leads to a more balanced, coherent approach that is needed to make better use of resources for health and move towards long term improvements;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JAPAL J. GUIANI, JR., Mayor of Cotabato City, by the virtue of the powers vested in me by law and the sovereign will of the electorate, do hereby order the organization of the City Health Leadership (CHLT) of Cotabato City;
SECTION 1. Composition. The City Health Leadership Team of Cotabato City shall be composed of the following
SECTION 2. ROLES AND FUNCTION:
SECTION 3. MEETINGS AND QUORUM:
The Committee Member shall meet once a month and as the need arises for the smooth implementation of the CLGP program.
SECTION 4. ADMINISTRATIVE AND OPERATIONAL SUPPORT:
Upon effectivity of this Order, the CHLT may draw its administrative, other operational budgetary requirements from the funds of the Office on Health Services (OHS) and/or their respective offices, subject to the existing accounting and auditing rules and regulations.
SECTION 5. EFFECTIVITY:
This Executive Order shall take effect immediately.
Done this 12th day of January 2015, Cotabato City.