Country of Operation
- Philippine College of PhysiciansNot-for-profit
- Department of HealthGovernment
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
- Higher middle-income (60-80%)
- High-income (80-100%)
SummaryThe Health Education Reform Order (HERO) initiates programs that address national and local health issues. The Executive Order aims to strengthen the country’s health education curriculum from the primary to tertiary level with vital information on disease prevention and control.
The HERO seeks to ensure effective and efficient public health awareness campaign for prevention of common diseases through health education and to improve the quality of education of future doctors and nurses.
Key program components
HERO is the flagship advocacy project of the Philippine College of Physicians (PCP), an umbrella organization of six affiliate societies (diabetes, nuclear medicine, neurology, dermatology, psychiatry, and rehabilitation). Through partnerships with various entities, HERO: * has developed health education modules to be used by elementary and high school teachers * is working to develop teaching modules on dengue prevention and control to be used by health care workers and community leaders, especially on the use of ovicidal and larvicidalovitrap (OLTRAP) for mosquitoes * is implementing a pharmacovigilance and drug safety initiative that monitors the incidence of adverse effects of specific drugs through and integrated reporting system * successfully campaigned for the passage of an anti-smoking law and is also involved in information campaigns
The HERO or Health Education Reform Order was signed by Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as an Executive Order on December 30, 2006, with the main objective of ensuring an effective and efficient public health awareness campaign in the prevention of common diseases, through the education system. It shall cover the health curriculum of primary, secondary and collegiate levels all over the country.