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30 December 2021
Press Release

UNFPA Philippines calls for urgent donations for women and young girls affected by Typhoon Odette (Rai)

MANILA, Philippines –  The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Philippines, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, is seeking urgent donations to help provide life-saving supplies and... Read more

25 December 2021
women gathering around a mother carrying her baby in her arms.

Super Typhoon Rai (Odette) emergency appeal

UNFPA teams are on the ground during the holidays to support pregnant women and girls who have lost everything. Support women and girls impacted by... Read more

1 December 2021

“We train young people to fill the gap between health services and the community”

MANILA, The Philippines -- HIV remains a health crisis in the country. Rising infection rates in young men who have sex with men signify a deeper challenge of vulnerable groups being behind within... Read more

5 November 2021

UN agencies launch joint programme to support vulnerable women and young people amid COVID-19

With support from the Australian Government, WHO, UNICEF, and UNFPA kickstart two-year initiative on mental health and gender-based violence 5 November 2021, Manila – As the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly... Read more

20 August 2021

UNFPA Urges Partners to Ensure Continuity of Services for Women and Young People Amid COVID-19 Surge

Manila, Philippines -- With the threats of the more infectious COVID-19 Delta variant and the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the country, UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund in the... Read more

21 July 2021

UN Philippines’ statement on increasing the age to determine statutory rape

Statement attributable to  Mr. Gustavo Gonzalez, Resident Coordinator, Head of all UN agencies in the Philippines Dr. Leila Sajii Joudane, Representative of UN Population Fund Philippines, the UN... Read more

30 June 2021

Statement on Executive Order on adopting measures to curb teenage pregnancy a national priority in the Philippines

United Nations Population Fund Philippines Country Representative Dr Leila Joudane issued a statement in support of Executive Order No.141 declaring teen pregnancy prevention a national priority in... Read more

29 June 2021

Entrepreneurship flourishes among Filipino populations at risk for HIV

METRO MANILA, Philippines – Necessity is the mother of invention, as the saying goes, and COVID-19 created needs of sweeping depth and breadth all over the globe. Many newly unemployed had to... Read more

12 May 2021

UNFPA and Australia heed the call of health workers, pregnant mothers of Fabella Hospital

MANILA, Philippines --  Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital received a fully equipped Emergency Maternity Tent Facility (EMTF) complemented with Reproductive Health Kits through the Multi-Year... Read more

4 April 2021
Bailan delivers information on women's health, rights, and COVID-19 through their community radio program. | Photo by Jeoff Mait

COVID-19 could not stop the women of Maguindanao from helping their communities

SHARIFF AGUAK, MAGUNDANAO, THE PHILIPPINES — By daybreak, Bailan Salik, a 26-year old social worker, rushes to the kitchen to prepare the best breakfast meal for her family. "This is my labor of love... Read more