Who We Are
The Zuellig Family Foundation (ZFF) emerged as an influential force in improving public health by transforming healthcare in rural Filipino communities. ZFF aims to revolutionize local health leadership and reshape the course of healthcare in these areas. There was a critical turning point following the healthcare devolution in the Philippines in 1992. Many local chief executives (LCEs) were ill-equipped to manage local health systems, resulting in a lack of effective leadership and hindering the development of a healthcare system that catered to the needs of the underprivileged.
ZFF responded to the stark disparities highlighted in the research paper “Universal Health Care in the Philippines.” Authored by Paul Gideon Lasco, Bryan Albert Lim, and the late ZFF trustee Alberto Romualdez, Jr., the paper vividly portrays the divide existing in the country’s healthcare access. ZFF recognizes the urgent need for action and aims to be a catalyst for change. By equipping local leaders with the necessary tools and training, ZFF empowers them to implement systemic reforms. The objective is clear: to create healthcare systems that are attuned to the needs of the underprivileged, bridging the long-standing gap between the health statuses of the affluent minority and the struggling majority of Filipinos.
The Foundation is dedicated to the vision of the Zuellig family of being a catalyst for the achievement of better health outcomes for all Filipinos. In partnership with key stakeholders, we have always looked at our mission of training local chief executives and their teams in Health leadership and Governance as a way to acquire the knowledge and skills to help improve the health system and access to health services, especially for the vulnerable population.
A catalyst for the achievement of better health outcomes for all Filipinos.
Enable local health systems to achieve better health outcomes for all Filipinos through effective leadership and governance in partnership and cooperation with key stakeholders.
All trained local health leaders have improved Bridging Leadership competencies and are able to strengthen local health systems with resilient and sustainable community-driven arrangements for better health outcomes.
Partnerships with government and other stakeholders institutionalized for leadership and local health systems development.
Lessons learned and evidence are disseminated to advocate responsive policies and programs in public health and governance.
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