International Journal of
Medicine and Medical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Med. Med. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9723
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJMMS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 510

Full Length Research Paper

Health service delivery in selected municipalities in Leyte: Inputs for improved health service delivery

Miguel E. Mangada
  • Miguel E. Mangada
  • University Parkway Drive, STI College Global City, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, Philippines.
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Miguel E. Mangada
  • Miguel E. Mangada
  • University Parkway Drive, STI College Global City, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, Philippines.
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  •  Received: 08 May 2015
  •  Accepted: 24 November 2017
  •  Published: 31 January 2018

Abstract

Utilizing  descriptive research design, this study investigated the nature and implementation extent of service delivery related to reproductive health (RH) and tuberculosis (TB) control. Data were gathered using existing data files, survey checklist questionnaires and interview schedule. The questionnaires were pilot-tested then implemented on actual respondents. Findings showed there was adequate number of needed personnel in all rural health units (RHUs) with the appropriate educational qualification, eligibility and training. Facilities and materials available were functional and most often used. Most health service delivery units have no specific allocation earmarked for TB control and RH programs. Information dissemination techniques were one-on-one session and lecture during check-up. Linkage with either one or two NGOs among the RHUs existed, but, none of such linkage existed between NGO and the two hospital facilities. The health service delivery profile in RHUs and hospitals is adequate in terms of personnel number and experts’ availability. Inadequacy of facilities and scarcity of information materials were noted. Legal mandates were partly enforced together with implementation of health service delivery related to TB control and reproductive health programs. There was no extent of linkages of local government units. Gaps and overlaps in health service delivery for the two programs were evident.

Key words: Health service delivery, tuberculosis control, reproductive health, local government units, non-government organizations.