Brokenshire Community Health & Development Center

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The Brokenshire Community Health & Development Center (BCHDC) is a flagship program of the Brokenshire Integrated Health Ministries, Incorporated supported mainly by Bread for the World-Protestant Development Service of Germany and the Brokenshire Resource Complex. Its purpose is to act as catalyst in community health development process towards the establishment of self-reliant community health program.

The objectives include establishing community-owned and community-managed health programs that effectively respond to the health needs of the communities; establishing a network of community health programs, organizations/institutions, health professionals and students that actively participate in community health and development process.

Program components include Organizing, Training & Services, Project Support, and Resource Development. It has facilitated and supported the organization of people's health cooperatives/organizations/associations, training of community health workers and disaster teams, equipping of community health clinics, construction of barangay water systems, premium payment for indigent health insurance, agri-nutrition demonstration farms, and sanitation & environmental concerns projects.

The pilot program communities are located in eight (8) provinces in Mindanao. Program implementation is a partnership undertaking with the local government units, church organizations, and other stakeholders and partners.

Earlier, BCHDC pioneered in the whole country a tripartite agreement in the Medicare sa Masa Program of the government with its participation as a non-government organization.

In 2006, BIHMI-BCHDC was a finalist in the the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. Triennial Awards for the Eduardo Aboitiz Outstanding Institution in Visayas-Mindanao for its extensive community health and development program.

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