What describes the Seal of Excellence program

The Seal of Excellence refers to the quality label awarded to private lying-in clinics in Quezon City, that have  succeeded in achieving all essential maternal, newborn, child health and nutrition (MNCHN) indicators using the Department of Health’S (DOH) approved MNCHN tools. It identifies private lying-in clinics in Quezon City, that have complied to the following standards: (1) Department of Health's License to Operate (LTO); (2) Philhealth Accreditation; (3) Business Permit and (4) Sanitary Permit. It uses a color coded Technical Roadmap to determine each private lying in clinics’ status in compliance to MNCHN indicators.
  • RED – means poor/non-compliance
  • YELLOW – as incomplete/near completion of requirements 
  • GREEN – for full compliance
The Seal of Excellence operationalizes the Service Delivery Network (SDN) on MNCHN/FP (2014) Section 3, whose purpose is establish partnerships that will contribute to the reduction of maternal, neonatal and child mortalities.  This is done by improving the provision of MNCHN/FP core package of services to benefit the priority population groups and areas in Quezon City, and its functions which include: (1) multilevel referral system; (2) PhilHealth enrolment; (3) resource mapping; (4) continuous improvement of capacities; and (5) quality monitoring.
The Goals of Awarding the Seal of Excellence
  • To improve consistent availability and access to safe, effective, efficient, youth-oriented, and gender transformative MNCHN information, services and products across the different barangays and districts of Quezon City
  • To enhance public-private partnership (PPP) in terms of coordination, implementation and delivery of services, maintenance of quality-assured products and services, as well as in resource mobilization, monitoring and evaluation and pursuing sustainability of the MNCHN