Director Feroisa Francisca T. Concordia of the PPP Center’s Capacity Building and Knowledge Management Service discussed the Philippine PPP Program, PPP program updates, and assistance of the PPP Center during the Building Stronger Communities – A Health Leadership Summit held on November 15, 2023 at Henann Resort, Panglao, Bohol.

The summit, organized by RiteMED and other members of the private sector as part of their commitment to improving the health systems and health service delivery to Filipinos, aims to facilitate discussion of possible collaboration areas between the private sector and local government units to further advance the country’s Universal Health Care (UHC) agenda.

Dr. Beverly Lorraine C. Ho, the Assistant Secretary of Health under the Public Health Services Team; Dr. Emerito Jose A. Faraon of UP College of Public Health; and Mr. Sushant Anand of Novartis Healthcare Philippines also shared their knowledge and insights on UHC and building strategic partnerships to support the UHC implementation in the Philippines.

Select participants composed of local officials from Bohol, Laguna, and Romblon, along with city/municipal health officers from the local government units of Parañaque City, Valenzuela City, Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental, Oton, Iloilo, Nabunturan, Davao de Oro, Balilihan, Bohol, Nagcarlan, Laguna, and Odiongan, Romblon participated in the conference.