World Health Organization (WHO) Philippines led by officer-in-charge Dr. Graham Harrison visited Gov. Arthur Defensor, Jr. this morning to get updates on COVID-19 vaccination and the implementation of Universal Health Care Law in the province.
The Provincial Health Office led by Dr. Maria Socorro Colmenares-Quiñon briefed the guests about the current health situation in the province as well as COVID-19 response measures and programs.
Gov. Defensor thanked WHO and Department of Health for all the help that they have given to the province even before the pandemic. The governor noted that almost all of the projects and programs in the province are made in collaboration with WHO and DOH and other convergence agencies.
Gov. Defensor also assured the WHO representatives that the Iloilo provincial government is in the midst of pushing for the effective implementation of the frontline health strategy of the country which is the Universal Health Care program.