Supporting local planning and budgeting for maternal, neonatal and child health in the Philippines

  title={Supporting local planning and budgeting for maternal, neonatal and child health in the Philippines},
  author={Sophie La Vincente and Bernardino M. Aldaba and Sonja Firth and Aleli D. Kraft and Eliana Jimenez-Soto and Andrew Clark},
  booktitle={Health research policy and systems},
BACKGROUND Responsibility for planning and delivery of health services in the Philippines is devolved to the local government level. Given the recognised need to strengthen capacity for local planning and budgeting, we implemented Investment Cases (IC) for Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) in three selected sub-national units: two poor, rural provinces and one highly-urbanised city. The IC combines structured problem-solving by local policymakers and planners to identify key health… CONTINUE READING

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