Health Resource Development Program III (HRDP III)

Code:    Proj-477
Date:    09/19/1991 - 09/19/1994
Duration: 36 Months

The Health Resource Development Program (HRDP) was a model for the capability-building of NGOs, such as medical and nursing schools, in community-based health. Using the HRDP model, the project developed effective primary health care systems in 28 depressed and underserved communities. This was achieved through the improvement of the capabilities of four health NGOs to provide community outreach services and to train and organize community residents in the management of their health concerns. The project covered the targeted 28 communities, with each of the four NGOs working in seven communities. These barangays were: (1) In Cagayan - Namabblan, Sisim, Bugatay, Cabasan, Iriga II, Iriga III and Iriga Turod under St. Paul's University. (2) In Quezon - Dalahican, Ransohan, Talao-Talao I, Talao-Talao II, Talao-Talao III, Barra Island and Talipan under Sacred Heart College. (3) In Cavite - Alingaro, Hukay, Pasong Kawayan, Biluso, Ilang-Ilang, Asyungan and Buwisan under De La Salle University Emilio Aguinaldo College of Medicine. (4) In Misamis Oriental - Bulao-Bulaos, Baikingon A, Baikingon B, Kamarahan and Sili-Sili under the Liceo de Cagayan. Community health organizations(CHOs) were formed in these communities. The CHOs mobilized the residents to participate in planning and implementing community health projects and enabled them to undertake their own self-improvement projects. Trainings on leadership, project development and management, and participatory action research were provided by the project. Community health workers were selected and trained to provide basic health services. All four NGOs revised their curricula to make these more community health-oriented.