Roots of Health: What We're All About

Roots of Health: What We’re All About

Roots of Health reaches over 16,000 girls and women with our holistic approach to women’s health, which includes sex education, clinical services, community-based health support and life skills training.

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.

Reaching Out Over Radio

Reaching Out Over Radio

How do you reach young people in geographically isolated areas? This was the problem Roots of Health faced before starting a radio show to give adolescents the information they need to make informed decisions.

It’s Your Life; It’s Your Future!

It’s Your Life; It’s Your Future!

World Contraception Day focuses on empowering young people to think ahead and build contraception into their future plans, to prevent unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.

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.