Does a Body Good

Does a Body Good

“Finish your milk, Rachel.” Growing up I heard this refrain thousands of times from my mother. Her urgings usually came at the end of my meal after I had cleaned my plate and was trying my best to ignore the glass of untouched milk before me. But my mother was persistent: “Milk is good for Read more.

Starting the Sessions

Starting the Sessions

Ugat ng Kalusugan has officially begun its Maternal Health Program in Puerto Princesa. Ami describes the first sessions with the mothers.

Life Happens

Life Happens

Lyn-Lyn, the Ugat ng Kalusugan Associate Program Manager writes about her unplanned pregnancy and how the experience shapes her work with mothers in Puerto Princesa.

Planting the Seed

Planting the Seed

A Roots of Health blog entry by Susan Evangelista, the president describing how the organization came into being.

Health Risks and History of Pulang Lupa

Health Risks and History of Pulang Lupa

Palawan is a province of immigrants. Every day people arrived from other parts of the Philippines looking for a fresh start in a pristine environment. Not all are so lucky. For the residents of Pulang Lupa, a pristine environment is more than a hop, skip and a jump away. The area they live in is Read more.

Ugat ng Kalusugan in December

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.

Pulang Lupa

Pulang Lupa

November has been a busy and important month for Roots of Health. Since my last blog update, we completed our needs assessment. In analyzing the data as well as our general observations from being in the communities, we have decided to begin our programs and service delivery in a community in Santa Lourdes called “Pulang Read more.

“We go to the doctor when we have money”

“We go to the doctor when we have money”

Last week, Ugat ng Kalusugan returned to Barangay Bagong Silang to carry out a mini-survey among Badjao families. Like our first survey in Bagong Silang, our purposes for carrying out another survey were two-fold: we wanted to test out our community health survey, and we wanted to get more information on one purok (area) of Read more.

“Life is very hard when you have too many children.”

“Life is very hard when you have too many children.”

Yesterday Ugat ng Kalusugan carried out a mini-survey in Barangay Bagong Silang. Our purposes were two-fold: we wanted to test out our community health survey, and we wanted to get more information on one purok (area) of Bagong Silang because it is a possible site for our work. Bagong Silang is a sea-front community with Read more.