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Date: 05/12/2017
Source: This Day
Type: In the News
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said the federal government has concluded plans to improve the standard of midwifery practices in the country.  This is coming as a Nollywood actor and producer, Jim Iyke, was unveiled as the Special Envoy/Goodwill Ambassador for Maternal, Newborn and Child health. Adewole made this known yesterday during the commemoration of the 2017 International...
Date: 05/11/2017
Source: BM, GMA News
Type: In the News
Department of Health spokesperson Dr. Enrique Tayag on Thursday allayed fears about the state of the Supreme Court's Temporary Restraining Order that has placed heavy restrictions on distribution and procurement of contraceptives in the Philippines. At a media forum on "Legal Barriers to Family Planning: Putting Women's Lives at Risk," Tayag said that despite preparing for the worst case scenario...
Date: 05/11/2017
Source: BM, GMA News
Type: In the News
Reproductive health advocates on Thursday turned to President Rodrigo Duterte to help "push" the Supreme Court to make a decision on the temporary restraining order that has hindered the full and effective implementation of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law. "We call on the government to do whatever can be done to push the Supreme Court," Amina Evangelista Swanepoel,...
Date: 05/09/2017
Source: Department of Health, Philippines
Type: Updates
On behalf of the Philippine government and the Filipino people, the top leadership of the Department of Health (DOH) welcomes attendees of Family Planning 2020’s (FP2020) second Asia Regional Focal Point Workshop, which is being held in Manila from May 8-10. In her opening remarks on the two-day international workshop, Department of Health Secretary Paulyn Jean B. Rosell-Ubial noted that the...
Date: 05/05/2017
Source: Philippine Canadian Inquirer
Type: In the News
MANILA—House Deputy Speaker Pia Cayetano sounded the alarm on the looming possibility of untapped contraceptive supplies running out by 2020, which could endanger the health and lives of at least 13 million Filipino women. Cayetano, principal author of the Reproductive Health Law, joined in the call of women and health advocates for the lifting of the temporary restraining order (TRO) on the...
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