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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

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

3 April 2021

To help local health centers continue supporting pregnant women, the Government of Australia and UNFPA partner in Rolly response

Catanduanes, The Philippines --- Arra Constantino, a nurse by profession, says that many of the province’s health facilities were affected by the strong wind and heavy rains brought by Typhoon Rolly... Read more

24 March 2021

Civil Society Raise Gender & Equity Concerns on COVID-19

24 March 2021, Manila, the Philippines -  UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund of the Philippines, along with partners CARE, Oxfam Pilipinas, PLAN International, UNHCR, UN Women, UNICEF and... Read more

14 March 2021

Taking Care of Mother and Child Health in Maguindanao

Datu Piang, Maguindanao, The Philippines -- At the age of 24, Raisa Masukat, still projects a shy and childlike demeanor. “I married young,” she shares with a soft voice. Raisa is a full-time... Read more

8 March 2021

Celebrate women leaders on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response and beyond

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Women’s Day   All over the world, women lead. They lead peace processes, run businesses, establish hospitals and schools.... Read more

5 March 2021

Arlene shares the ordeal of pregnant women following super typhoon Rolly

Catanduanes, the Philippines --- UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, through its implementing partner, World Vision, and the support of the Australian Government, provided maternity and... Read more

23 February 2021

A “Hilot” Urges Mothers to Give Birth at Health Facilities

Datu Piang, Maguindanao, the Philippines – “The most challenging of them all is delivering a baby with no limbs,” narrates Kinengko Ebad, a 64-year-old hilot. “What came out first was the lower torso... Read more