(For 2018 Newsletter, 1st Semester Issue)

          The first half of the year moved swiftly it seemed. This may be because the DOH-RO VI has undertaken a lot of activities and collaborative efforts with local government units, development partners and stakeholders in ensuring that quality health services are felt in the communities.

           This issue of Beyond Health Care features the experiences of our personnel on the ground – how they overcome geographical and personal challenges just to bring health services to people especially in disadvantaged communities and how our regional team went out of their way to respond and assist the victims of the Marawi siege. It is also worthy to note the reflections and appreciation of our staff in the work that they do, bringing about service with a purpose and compassion.

           We also share with you the laudable efforts of our partners in the provincial and municipal levels in helping us achieve better health outcomes.

           Lastly, we are proud that our Regional Director, Dr. Marlyn W. Convocar was awarded as one of the Outstanding Women of Iloilo City for 2018 in the field of government service, a testament of the dedicated and unselfish service in championing public health.

           May these stories inspire all of us!