What are the deployment programs?

The following are the existing programs and their brief descriptions.

a) Medical Pool Placement and Utilization Program (MP-PUP) – Physicians and/or medical specialists are assigned in DOH hospitals and/or Provincial Hospitals based on needs and program criteria.

b) Doctors to the Barrios (DTTB) – Physicians are assigned, for two years primarily in 4th to 6th class municipalities that has not have a doctor for at least 2 years.

c) Registered Nurses for Health Enhancement and Local Service (RN HEALS) – Deployed nurses are assigned for 6 months in the community (Rural Health Units) and then another 6 months for hospital service.

d) Rural Health Midwives Program – Midwives are assigned in Barangay Health Stations and Rural Health Units for improved maternal and child care. These facilities can then provide Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (BEmONC) or Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (CEmONC)

e) Rural Health Team Placement Program (RHTPP) – Dentists, medical technologists, and nutritionist-dietitians are assigned in field health facilities to complement existing RHU personnel.