Text by Jhenebeth Rejas | Photo by Teresa Fabugais
The faculty-consultants of Xavier University - Governance and Leadership Institute (XU-GLI) have undergone “training for trainers” on the second module of the Municipal Leadership and Governance Program (MLGP), organized by Zuellig Family Foundation (ZFF).
MLGP is a national program of Department of Health (DOH) and ZFF, aimed at improving health outcomes through empowering leadership and governance, enhancing local health systems, active community participation and service delivery at the local level.
It is also geared toward creating an immediate impact on achieving related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) such as the reduction of infant mortality rate (IMR) and improving maternal health in 609 identified priority municipalities nationwide that need to improve in their local health systems by the end of 2015.
The training, held on May 13-15 at Apple Tree Resort, Opol, Misamis Oriental, brought together faculty-consultants of XU-GLI: Connie del Castillo, Edmund del Castillo, Wilson Hormeguera, Jason Manaois, Meiyoshi Masgon, Luther Labitad, Derrick Bart B Pimentel, and Ermin Stan B Pimentel to familiarize the module objectives which are focused on the adaptive leadership of the “bridging leaders.”
As part of the governance thematic of XU - Research and Social Outreach (RSO) cluster, GLI is committed to the development of its consultants and trainers in empowering communities toward achieving better local health services.