Buntis in Balabac

Buntis in Balabac

This October Roots of Health began a partnership with the Philippine Navy to provide services to remote island communities. For the first mission we traveled to Balabac, an island off the southern tip of Palawan. The mission was physically grueling but well worth it as we have changed the lives of many women there.

Why Are Filipinos So Short

Why Are Filipinos So Short

This week, Save the Children released a new report suggesting that Filipino ‘shortness’ isn’t just a natural genetic trait of Filipinos, but rather is due to generations of maternal and child malnutrition. Undernourished mothers give birth to undernourished children.

How To Save a Life

How To Save a Life

When our midwife was alerted to an issue with a newborn’s cord, she soon discovered that it was not the newborn that was in need to critical medical attention, but the mother.

Roots of Health Featured on Catapult

Roots of Health Featured on Catapult

Roots of Health will be featured on Catapult, the first online funding platform dedicated to advancing the lives of girls and women worldwide. Roots of Health’s work is being highlighted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Family Health Division Director.

Why Our Work Matters [video]

Why Our Work Matters [video]

We believe that providing women and girls with information and access to family planning methods allows them to secure a sustainable future for themselves and their families. Watch this short video to see the impact of our efforts.

Film Makers and Flat Stomachs

Film Makers and Flat Stomachs

We recently hosted photographer/film-maker, Peter Carney, who travelled to Puerto Princesa to document our work. The resulting interviews highlighted the need for family planning and “flat stomachs”. If women want them.