Utilization of Mothers for some Aspects of Primary Health Care in Philippine Barangays (Villages)

  • F. Dionisio-Garcia
  • F. Del Mundo
  • V. Bondoc-dela Cruz


In many developing countries as in the Philippines, the shortage of medical manpower for delivery of health care persists, notwithstanding all efforts to overcome this problem (1–14). As WHO Director General H. Mahler has emphasized: “If we do not succeed in making radical changes, the vast majority of the world1s population will still have no access to decent health care at the end of the century”. It is evident that there is need for new approaches for health services to be obtained in unreached communities.


Primary Health CARE Essential Health Service Family Planning Education Family Planning Activity Catholic Relief Service 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Dionisio-Garcia
    • 1
  • F. Del Mundo
    • 1
  • V. Bondoc-dela Cruz
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Community and Family HealthChildren’s Medical CenterQuezon CityPhilippines

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