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.
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.
Check out the short movie by filmmaker Keefe Murren, explaining our community health work with women and children in Palawan, Philippines. You won’t be disappointed.
Susan went along with Ami, Lyn Lyn and Jane last Wednesday to observe the afternoon reproductive health class. She was mostly there just to see a session fist hand, but was roped in for one of the charade activities.
Roots of Health empowers women and girls to secure their right to health and freedom from violence, and to support and protect the health and well-being of their children. We conduct educational workshops and provide health counseling and services as well as nutritional support.
Brown University health researcher, Margeaux Berroth conducted a two-month intensive assessment of the health needs of the students of Palawan State University, Puerto Princesa. She found that many young people are having sex against the wishes of a church, family or other affiliated community, and that many are engaging in unprotected sex.
Ami recently answered some questions about the controversial Reproductive Health Bill for Meg Magazine. Read what she had to say.