RUP initiative uses a multi-stakeholder approach
The RUP Initiative requires a multi-stakeholder approach. Various organizations provide support to the RUP initiative. Local government units at the barangay and city levels are providing various types of support to the RUP activities. Support range from provision of additional medical equipment and supplies, snacks or meals during activities to provision of additional funds.
The Makati City, for example, used some of the funds from their MNCHN programme to augment the funds given them for implementing the RUP approach. The Office of the Vice-Mayor of Quezon City provided Buntis kits, snacks and manpower during health activities. In some cities, local NGOs or people’s organizations are providing assistance in implementing the approach. For example, in Quezon City, Gawad Kalinga provided 29 phones and 2 computer sets so that the health centers of Barangay Tatalon and Pansol can set up the Frontline SMS system.
Liniking communities to appropriate organizations
Just like in the case of Sitio Irrigation, other communities were also assisted by the CHO and its NGO partner by linking them to appropriate agencies and civil society organizations that can address their prioritized social determinants of health. For example, in Quezon City, the QCLGU and Social Services and Development Department (SSDD) enrolled a total of 393 households to the PhilHealth Sponsored Program from the two RUP barangays, Tatalon and Pansol. The enrolment of 681 households is being processed.