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Duties and Obligations of PHWs
Aside from the general principles and the values required from public health workers, the Code of Conduct for Public Health Workers prescribes their fourfold duties and obligations, to wit:
· To Clienteles:
- Attend to clients faithfully and conscientiously and strive to provide them with all the possible benefits from his/her knowledge and skills.
- Serve at all times all people in his/her area of jurisdiction without discrimination.
- Exercise good faith and honesty in the discharge of his/her duties and responsibilities especially in disseminating information to clients and their families.
- Observe confidentiality on matters related (more…)
WHO Framework on Anti-Smoking Campaign
Anti-smoking campaign is ongoing. It became a legal battle between the health sector using WHO Framework on anti-smoking campaign and tobacco industry, not only at the national level but also at the local government units level. The health sector was promoting the passage of a “model smoke-free ordinance” in LGUs but, in defense, the tobacco industry is conveniently seeking refuge in the provisions of Republic Act no. 9211 passed by Congress.
What is a “model smoke-free ordinance” and how should it be viewed vis-à-vis R.A no. 9211 otherwise known as the Tobacco Regulation Act (“TRA”) approved by former President Arroyo on June 23, 2003? (more…)