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24 February 2020
Press Release

Japan will provide 68.9 mil PHP grant aid for protection and empowerment of women for peacebuilding in Mindanao through UNFPA

MANILA, Philippines, 24 February 2020 — The Government of Japan will provide a grant aid over 147 million Japanese Yen (approximately 1.35 million US Dollar, or 68.9 million Philippine Peso) through... Read more

11 February 2020

One Month After the Taal Volcano Eruption, Support to the Displaced Pregnant Women Continues

BATANGAS, The Philippines - Mary Jean Acarpo, 37, was 7 months pregnant when it happened.  She was not prepared for it.  “Payapa naman nung umaga --- hindi namin alam kung ano ang susunod na... Read more

2 February 2020

UNFPA Support Brings Innovation to DOH Commodity Management: The Barcode Track and Trace Project

Dr. Dollie Prado was recalling local health staff often spent around 4 hours every day in the afternoons just to record patient details and accomplish reports for various health programs.  This left... Read more

31 January 2020

Australia-UNFPA partnership support to Typhoon-hit Women continues

NORTHERN SAMAR, Philippines – “An akon kaniring kay mawawara an akon anak (I was trembling and afraid that I may lose my baby).” Two months have passed, but a 30-year-old Cris Puaso from Barangay... Read more

20 December 2019

Sex, HIV, and Young Filipinos

“Yes, nakaagi nako. (Yes, I have tried it.)” confessed “Josh”, a 14-year-old, grade 8 student to his friends when asked if he has already experienced having sex.  "Murag di ko kabalo unsaon og himo... Read more

5 December 2019
Press Release

Initial Findings from a 15-year Longitudinal Cohort Study on Children Presented Tracking 5,000 children every year until they become 24 years old in 2030

5 December 2019, Quezon City, The Philippines - Marginalized pre-adolescents such as children with disabilities and those living in hard-to-reach areas are facing significantly harder development... Read more

3 December 2019
Press Release

BARMM Ministry of Health and Regional Darul Ifta launched a new Fatawa on Reproductive Health and Family Planning and Immunization, with DOH and UNFPA assistance

“Muslim families have the freedom to decide on the health services they receive,” Interim Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim Cotabato City, the Philippines, 3 December 2019 - With the support from the... Read more

27 November 2019
Press Release

POPCOM and UNFPA Sign a Multi-Year Partnership Agreement on the Demographic Dividend and ICPD Initiatives

In the wake of commitments made by the Philippines at the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25, the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have today... Read more

6 November 2019
Press Release

The Philippines launches the “Humans of ICPD” Campaign before the Nairobi Summit

As the Philippines will send its delegation to Kenya for the ICPD+25 Nairobi Summit next week, the country launches today the “Humans of ICPD” photo exhibit at the Philippine Heart Center, Quezon... Read more

15 October 2019

Still coping with loss two years after liberation of Marawi, local teacher finds new start in UNFPA Women-Friendly Spaces

As the second anniversary of the “liberation” of Marawi City from the siege by an ISIS-inspired terrorist group approaches on 17 October, Jasmerah Comadug, a 23-year-old teacher,  welcomed women and... Read more