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Requested from DOH by Marishiella Adarlo at 04:32 PM on Sep 12, 2019.
Purpose: Architectural Thesis Research
Date of Coverage: 09/12/2017 - 09/12/2019
Tracking no: #DOH-985625670455

Marishiella 04:32 PM, Sep 12, 2019

Hi! I would like to request for information regarding the following:

1) What regions or cities in the Philippines has mental health as a health priority?

FOI 09:19 AM, Sep 13, 2019

September 13, 2019

Dear Marishiella,

Thank you for your request dated Sep 12, 2019 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Health Priorities in the Philippines.

We received your request on Sep 12, 2019 and will respond on or before Oct 03, 2019 04:32:40 PM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at http://www.foi.gov.ph/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHQsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEERPSC05ODU2MjU2NzA0NTUM, for request with ticket number #DOH-985625670455.

Thank you.

Respectfully,


FOI Officer
October 11, 2019

Dear Marishiella Adarlo,

Greetings!

Thank you for your request dated Sep 12, 2019 04:32:40 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked for Health Priorities in the Philippines.

Response to your request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance this Office does not have [some of]* the information you have requested. The National Mental Health Program currently does not have ANY OFFICIAL data on mental health disorders in our country in all its aspects. The program is currently developing a registry and information system to gather these information. We hope they can await as the department, more specifically, the program strives to address their concerns and strengthen mental health in our country. 

We are only able to provide the list of Accredited Psychiatric Facilities in the Philippines. For further reference, please visit the link below: 

https://hfsrb.doh.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Psych-Fac-2016_researcherProt.pdf

 We can also provide you the regional level data on Alzheimer's Disease Mortality Rate for 2016. You may view this in the Philippine Health Statistics Annual Report at https://www.doh.gov.ph/sites/default/files/publications/2016_PHILIPPINE-HEALTH-STATISTICS.pdf

Finally, we may also try to visit the Philippines' country profile in the Mental Health Atlas 2017 posted at the World Health Organization website: https://www.who.int/mental_health/evidence/atlas/profiles-2017/PHL.pdf?ua=1

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Thank you.

Respectfully,
FOI Officer

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