Dec 222009
Ugat ng Kalusugan in December

As with every month since we started working in the Philippines, December was another very busy month for Ugat ng Kalusugan! I started off the month with 3 days of back to back to back meetings in Manila with other organizations focused on maternal and child health and reproductive health. The people I met with Read more.

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Nov 052009
“I’d like to give birth in a hospital but I don’t have the money to pay for it. So I give birth at home.”

Surveys in Purok Matahimik Earlier this week we returned to an area in Santa Lourdes called Purok Matahimik which means “quiet place”, also known as “Pulang Lupa” or red earth because of the color of the soil, and is also simply known as “Dumpsite” because of the community’s proximity to the Puerto Princesa landfill. This Read more.

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Oct 082009
Myth and Misinformation at PSU

One of the primary goals of Roots of Health is to provide educational outreach about reproductive health to women and girls. Once we begin our direct service, we will be working with underserved communities and withparticipants who have likely not had any formal education since grade school. We are currently still creating and tweaking our Read more.

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