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MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Oct. 21 (PIA) -- As the government adapted strategies to reach the goal of Universal Health Care, "TSISMIS" is one of its advocacy efforts to increase awareness so that the public may know that the Department of Health (DOH) has available health services for the people.

Vilma Estorba from DOH-8 during a recent Pangkalusugan Pangkalahatan caravan roadshow in Maasin City informed that "TSiSMIS," (Tama, Sigurado, Sapat at Makabuluhang Information System) is one of the health department's advocacy efforts to inform the public on how to effectively gather data and get proper information on the health services given by the government.

"TSiSMIS is a strategy where community's communication system will be used to effectively gather data and relay information within a community on defaulted health services and health activities, particularly on the High Impact Five (Hi5) health programs," Estorba bared to the participants composed of Barangay Chairmen, women & men, youth, students, local officials, among other concerned guests and participants.

The Hi5 health services include the Maternal Care, Infant Care, Child Care, HIV/AIDS and the services Delivery Network, it was learned.

It was learned further that Hi5 health services program seeks to reduce maternal, infant and under 5 mortality, reduce the burden of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) as well as to establish services delivery networks.

The Kalusugang Pangkalahatan Roadshow Caravan carried the theme dubbed as: "Sa tuwid na daan, kalusugang tuloy-tuloy para sa Pamilyang Pinoy." (ajc/PIA8/SLeyte)