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14 May 2020
Press Release

UNFPA provides more than 130,000 pieces of PPE to Bangsamoro health frontliners amid COVID-19

COTABATO CITY, Mindanao, The Philippines - Healthcare frontliners of Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) received more than 130,000 pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE)... Read more

5 May 2020
Safe in her arms. The baby born  at 2:30 AM at home is transferred to their birthing clinic for monitoring and care.

Mother, midwife and super typhoon survivor joins the COVID-19 fight for pregnant women

LEYTE/ EASTERN VISAYAS, The Philippines -- Faithjoy “Joy” Abuyabor, is a 41-year-old registered midwife. While helping pregnant women is her vocation, Joy herself too is five (5) months pregnant now... Read more

5 May 2020

Celebrating midwives, unsung heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2020   As the world battles COVID-19, women continue to get pregnant and babies are still being... Read more

28 April 2020
Dr. Mario Manaor Jr.

Despite the Dual Challenge of Volcano Eruption and COVID-19, Young Doctor Does Not Leave the Hospital

28 April 2020, Batangas City, The Philippines -  “I have not gone back home for almost two months,” said Dr. Mario Manaor Jr., a 31-year-old doctor from Batangas Medical Center (BATMC), located in... Read more

6 April 2020
Press Release

Unang Yakap and Breastfeeding Are Life-Saving for Babies in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines, 06 April 2020 – the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations... Read more

18 March 2020

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) supports frontline health workers in the Philippines responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with 3 million Peso worth Personal Protective Equipment

Manila, Philippines, 18 March 2020 – To augment the ongoing response by the Philippine Department of Health (DOH) to the rapidly escalating COVID-19 outbreak in the country, the United Nations... Read more

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