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Philippines

Since the 1980s, we have worked in these technical areas:

Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment

Family Planning and Reproductive Health

Innovations

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Digital Health

Our impact

  • Jhpiego’s support to 718 health care facilities in six regions of Mindanao between 2012 and 2017 resulted in an increase in the number of clients receiving or maintaining a modern family planning (FP) method annually by 397,734 users, with about a third of the users added in the past year alone, and 1.4 million users of modern FP supported by Jhpiego.
  • More than 41,000 pregnant women have been reached with antenatal care and iron supplementation services, and nearly 55,000 adolescents and youth received reproductive health information and services through supported community-based health events.
  • Jhpiego provided nearly 64,000 women, children and youths with FP and maternal, newborn and child health counseling and services in conflict-affected areas through health outreach activities, including outreach following the Marawi City crisis.
  • The National Reproductive Health/Family Planning Guidelines, which Jhpiego helped develop, are still being used by FP providers to offer standardized services to clients across the Philippines.

Current programs


  • Integrated Maternal, Neonatal, Child Health and Nutrition/Family Planning Regional Project in Mindanao (MindanaoHealth)

    The MindanaoHealth regional project is a six-year, health services strengthening project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. It supports the Philippines Department of Health to scale up high-impact services to improve maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition outcomes, and to reduce unmet need for family planning. MindanaoHealth is improving the health of Filipino families in 19 provinces, two cities and 368 municipalities across the Mindanao region by dramatically increasing the quality and uptake of these health services at household level, in geographically isolated communities and conflict-affected areas, and at both public and private health facilities.

  • Integrated Maternal, Neonatal, Child Health and Nutrition/Family Planning Regional Project in Luzon (LuzonHealth)

    The LuzonHealth regional project is led by RTI International and is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. It supports the Department of Health to scale up high-impact services and patient-centered information to improve maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition outcomes, and to reduce unmet need for family planning methods, especially among the lowest wealth quintiles. As technical lead for the LuzonHealth team, Jhpiego is responsible for increasing access to high-quality maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition and family planning services for priority populations.

  • Advance Family Planning

    With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Jhpiego is implementing a two-year initiative to fulfill commitments made at the London Summit on Family Planning. Using a strategic and measurable advocacy approach, Jhpiego secures funding and policy commitments from sub-national government entities to invest in, improve and scale up family planning in the Davao and SOCCSKSARGEN regions.

  • Study on the Performance, Safety and Efficacy of a New Cryotherapy Device for Cervical Dysplasia

    With funding from the National Institutes of Health, Jhpiego is conducting a study in the Philippines on the performance, safety and efficacy of a new cryotherapy device, called the CryoPop, for cervical dysplasia. More specifically, since existing technology is costly, the CryoPop is being tested for use in low- and middle-income countries to arrest pre-malignant lesions. In partnership with The Cancer Institute Foundation, Inc. for Moving as One, Jhpiego is: 1) assessing the performance characteristics of CryoPop compared to standard cryotherapy equipment in women with normal cervical cytology; and 2) determining the safety of CryoPop in women with abnormal cervical cytology.

Current programs

Integrated Maternal, Neonatal, Child Health and Nutrition/Family Planning Regional Project in Mindanao (MindanaoHealth)

The MindanaoHealth regional project is a six-year, health services strengthening project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. It supports the Philippines Department of Health to scale up high-impact services to improve maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition outcomes, and to reduce unmet need for family planning. MindanaoHealth is improving the health of Filipino families in 19 provinces, two cities and 368 municipalities across the Mindanao region by dramatically increasing the quality and uptake of these health services at household level, in geographically isolated communities and conflict-affected areas, and at both public and private health facilities.

Integrated Maternal, Neonatal, Child Health and Nutrition/Family Planning Regional Project in Luzon (LuzonHealth)

The LuzonHealth regional project is led by RTI International and is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development. It supports the Department of Health to scale up high-impact services and patient-centered information to improve maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition outcomes, and to reduce unmet need for family planning methods, especially among the lowest wealth quintiles. As technical lead for the LuzonHealth team, Jhpiego is responsible for increasing access to high-quality maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition and family planning services for priority populations.

Advance Family Planning

With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Jhpiego is implementing a two-year initiative to fulfill commitments made at the London Summit on Family Planning. Using a strategic and measurable advocacy approach, Jhpiego secures funding and policy commitments from sub-national government entities to invest in, improve and scale up family planning in the Davao and SOCCSKSARGEN regions.

Study on the Performance, Safety and Efficacy of a New Cryotherapy Device for Cervical Dysplasia

With funding from the National Institutes of Health, Jhpiego is conducting a study in the Philippines on the performance, safety and efficacy of a new cryotherapy device, called the CryoPop, for cervical dysplasia. More specifically, since existing technology is costly, the CryoPop is being tested for use in low- and middle-income countries to arrest pre-malignant lesions. In partnership with The Cancer Institute Foundation, Inc. for Moving as One, Jhpiego is: 1) assessing the performance characteristics of CryoPop compared to standard cryotherapy equipment in women with normal cervical cytology; and 2) determining the safety of CryoPop in women with abnormal cervical cytology.

Current and recent donors


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
National Institutes of Health
USAID

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Our resources

Country contact

Dolores C. Castillo, Country Director
Tel. 6382 224 0180 loc 114
Unit #68, 6th Floor
Landco Corporate Centre
JP Laurel Avenue
Davao City 8000, Philippines