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Dealing with the Deficit of Primary Healthcare Workers

Republic Act No. 7160, or the Local Government Code of 1991, mandates that municipal governments are principally responsible for providing primary healthcare services. However, improvements to these health services have fallen short of expectations. One key factor is the inequitable distribution of human resources for health (HRH), budget appropriation, medical supplies, and modern health facilities. Municipalities have varying policies and experiences in improving the quality of healthcare services. 


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