BSN II – A
Programs of Department of Health (DOH)
1.Provision of Potable Water Program (SALINTUBIG Program - Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig Para sa Lahat)
I. PROFILE/ RATIONALE OF THE HEALTH PROGRAM
Provision of safe water supply is one of the basic social services that improve health and well-being by preventing transmission of waterborne diseases. However, about 455 municipalities nationwide have been identified by NAPC as waterless areas that are having households with access to safe water of less 50% only. As a result, diarrhea and other waterborne diseases still rank among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the Philippines. The incidence rate for these diseases is high as 1,997 per 100,000 population while mortality rate is 6.7 per 100,000 populations. The Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig sa Lahat Program (SALINTUBIG) is one of the government’s main actions in addressing the plight of Filipino households in such areas. The program aims to contribute to the attainment of the goal of providing potable water to the entire country and the targets defined in the Philippine Development Plan 2011-2016 Millennium Development Goals (MDG), and the Philippine Water Supply Sector Roadmap and the Philippine Sustainable Sanitation Roadmap. To attain this objective,One Billion and Five Hundred Million Pesos (Php 1,500,000,000) is appropriated to the DOH through Item B.I.a of the 2011 General Appropriations Act (GAA). The appropriation is a grant facility for LGU to develop infrastructure for the provision of potable water supply.
1. To increase water service for the waterless population 2. To reduce incidence of water-borne and sanitation related diseases 3. To improved access of the poor to sanitation services B. TARGETS
1. Increased water service for the waterless population by 50% 2. Reduced incidence of water-borne and sanitation related diseases by 20% ...