Shanille was 4 months pregnant—young, afraid and alone. But a new teen-friendly program in the Philippines connected her to the care and support she needed to have a healthy pregnancy and a bright future.
Nabunturan, Philippines—Jessa Mae wasn’t breathing. She was born prematurely one evening at the Nabunturan Rural Health Unit, and the local health officer advised her parents to prepare for the worst. Jessa Mae’s heart rate was low, and though the birth attendant had placed the baby a
General Santos City, Philippines—Wella Taniola never expected to be a mother at age 21. She was unprepared and clueless about how best to stay healthy for herself and her baby.
And she’s not alone. Of the 1.2 billion adolescents in the world today, 88 percent live in low- and middl
By Donna Miranda | The Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP)
Batangas City, Philippines—"If I didn’t know that I could use family planning right after giving birth, I would have probably been constantly worried about getting pregnant again,”says Gladys Bulawan, a 20-year-old, first time mother who lives with her sister in this capital city in t
For more than a decade, Jhpiego has been committed to building local capacity in low-resource settings for the implementation of a “Single Visit Approach” to cervical cancer screening and treatment. The Single Visit Approach involves visual inspection of the cervix after application o
In an ongoing effort to reduce cervical cancer deaths among women in the developing world, Jhpiego experts reached out to a formidable ally in Thailand and the Philippines—mothers. The aim of the Mother-Daughter Initiative was to educate mothers about a leading cause of cervical cance
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Among its many cervical cancer prevention efforts, Jhpiego is working with two university-affiliated health care facilities in Thailand and the Philippines to vaccinate adolescent girls against the human papillomavirus (HPV), a leading cause
In an effort to reduce cervical cancer deaths among women in the developing world, Jhpiego researchers are preparing to recruit a formidable ally in their fight—mothers. The aim of the two-year project is to reach the next generation of women before they contract this deadly disease