In accordance with the implementation of the FOURmula One for Health (F1) Plus strategic policy of Secretary Francisco Duque III, the Department of Health issued on March 5, 2018 Department Personnel Order (DPO) No. 2018-0889 or the “Designation of Undersecretaries, Assistant Secretaries, and Selected Officials as Heads of Clusters and Technical Units for the Implementation of FOURmula ONE for Health F1 Plus.”
The Department Order provides the functional structure of the DOH to focus its efforts more on critical health interventions. Under this DPO, the National Nutrition Council is included in the Technical Services Cluster with Undersecretary Herminigildo Valle and Assistant Secretary Maria Rosario Vergeire, as cluster head and deputy cluster head, respectively.
Assistant Secretary of Health and NNC Executive Director Maria-Bernardita Flores on Monday participated in a Technical Services Cluster meeting held at the Department of Health and provided a brief presentation of the entire NNC from its history, structure, budget trends, programs, and concerns.