The Department of Health (DOH) holds the over-all technical authority on health as it is a national health policy-maker and regulatory institution.

Basically, the DOH has three major roles in the health sector: (1) leadership in health; (2) enabler and capacity builder; and (3) administrator of specific services. Its mandate is to develop national plans, technical standards, and guidelines on health. Aside from being the regulator of all health services and products, the DOH is the provider of special tertiary health care services and technical assistance to health providers and stakeholders.

While pursuing its vision, the DOH adheres to the highest values of work, which are:


The Department believes in upholding truth and pursuing honesty, accountability, and consistency in performing its functions.


The DOH continuously strive for the best by fostering innovation, effectiveness and efficiency, pro-action, dynamism, and openness to change.

Compassion and respect for human dignity

Whilst DOH upholds the quality of life, respect for human dignity is encouraged by working with sympathy and benevolence for the people in need.


With all our hearts and minds, the Department commits to achieve its vision for the health and development of future generations.


The DOH performs its functions in accordance with the highest ethical standards, principles of accountability, and full responsibility.


The DOH employees work together with a result-oriented mindset.

Stewardship of the health of the people

Being stewards of health for the people, the Department shall pursue sustainable development and care for the environment since it impinges on the health of the Filipinos.

Together with its attached agencies, the DOH – constituted of various central bureaus and services in the Central Office, Centers for Health Development (CHD) in every region, and DOH-retained hospitals – performs its roles to continuously improve the country’s health care system.


World Vision is a global community of millions, working together for one purpose: to change the lives of vulnerable children.

Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience love of God and their neighbors and are cared for, protected and participating. Together we share proven, world-class development methods to bring food, water, education and economic change. By working with communities to protect children from violence and neglect, caring for them in emergencies, and challenging everyday injustice, we enable self-sufficient communities to make real, lasting change.

Driven by our desire to serve God and make a lasting impact in the world, we’re a people that knows no bounds or borders – anyone with the will to make positive change for children shares our vision. The more of us there are, the stronger we become, and the bigger our impact will be. Join us.


Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness.
Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.


World Vision is an international partnership of Christians whose mission is to follow our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God.


  • We are Christian.
  • We are committed to the poor.
  • We value people.
  • We are stewards.
  • We are partners.
  • We are responsive.

Motivated by Christian faith, World Vision wants to empower every child to build a better future for their families, their communities and their countries. World vision serves the most vulnerable regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender

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