The Department of Health (DOH) met with the French Embassy to discuss opportunities for collaboration between the two countries geared towards providing integrated healthcare to all Filipinos.
The meeting was led by DOH Secretary Teddy Herbosa and other health officials such as DOH Chief-of-Staff Undersecretary Dr. Gloria Balboa, and Undersecretary Dr. Lilibeth David.
On the other hand, the French Embassy was represented by the Ambassador of the French Republic to the Philippines Michele Boccoz, Minister of State for Development Francophonie and International Partnerships Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, Deputy Head of Mission Rémy Tirouttouvarayane, Scientific Cooperation Attaché Quentin Spooner, and other members of the French delegation.
“We thank the French government for their unwavering support to the Philippines, especially for their aid in the country’s COVID-19 response.”
The bilateral meeting opened with Herbosa thanking the French delegation for their unwavering support to the Philippines, especially for their aid in the country’s COVID-19 response.
The two parties then proceeded to discuss capacity-building initiatives to improve opportunities for healthcare workers such as providing academic scholarships and strengthening Primary Care implementation.
“These initiatives shall continue to bolster our systems guided by our 8-point Action Agenda geared towards the full realization of Universal Healthcare.”
“The DOH personally thanks the delegation of the French Embassy for providing hands-on assistance to the Philippines to further ensure that all Filipinos are given quality healthcare services. These initiatives shall continue to bolster our systems guided by our 8-point Action Agenda geared towards the full realization of Universal Healthcare,” the health chief concluded.