SDRC Participates in Family Planning Health Promotion Fair

family planningThe Social Development Research Center was among the exhibit participants during the Family Planning Health Promotion Fair held on June 21, 2010 at the Manila Grand Opera Hotel. Sponsored by the Department of Health, in line with its theme "Planuhin ang pamilya, Planuhin ang kinabukasan," the opening program was highlighted by the presentation of the FP Communication Strategy and Communication Package, and their endorsement by DOH Secretary Esperanza Cabral. Responses were rendered by DOH partners, among them being the Philippine Non-Government Organization Council on Population, Health, and Welfare, Inc. (PNGOC), represented by former SDRC Research Fellow Pilar Ramos-Jimenez.

Included in the SDRC exhibit were materials on the projects Young Men's Reproductive Health; Behavior Change Communication (BCC) Training for Program Managers for Reproductive Health and Advocacy; Capacity Building on Leadership and Program Management: Focus on Reproductive Health; and Assessment of Health Systems' Performance for Local Government Units. Publications displayed included the book Quality of Family Planning Counseling: Lens from Stakeholders; the monograph series on Gender Sexuality & Reproductive Health in South East Asia; and the conference proceedings for Improving Quality of Care in Family Planning Services.