Project SummarySupports women and young people through providing comprehensive contraceptive counseling and free high quality clinical services to address high rates of Teen Pregnancy and HIV in the Philippines.
ProblemThe high unmet need for reproductive health services is unprecedented in Palawan. To respond to these needs, Roots of Health provides comprehensive, rights-based and free services to more than 20,000 women, girls and adolescents annually. Our nursing and midwife team provides family planning counseling, contraceptives, prenatal check-ups, and pap smears in our clinic in Puerto Princesa City, and also in the 12 communities we visit on a weekly basis. When funding is available, we also travel to far-flung parts of the province to provide services and information to the most isolated populations in the country.
SolutionCommunity Health Advocates Program We train Community Health Advocates to share reproductive health information, provide contraceptive counseling and encourage women to use our services. Contraceptive Acceptors Program Clients select their preferred method of contraception after receiving contraceptive counseling from our nurse. Once clients decide which form they want, we provide it for free, and we’ll also remove it when she decides she is ready to get pregnant or is experiencing unwanted side-effects. Healthy Pregnancy Program Ensures that women in Puerto Princesa can access high-quality, comprehensive prenatal, birthing, and antenatal care in order to have the best pregnancy outcomes possible. Contraceptive Mission Trips Our clinical team conducts trips to isolated communities, so more women and adolescents have access to the services and information they need. The trips focus on contraceptive counseling and service provision and training local health care providers.
AskWe are seeking USD80,000 grant to be used for:
- Salaries of Roots of Health Nurses and Midwives
- Transportation and Accommodation for Missions Team when they travel throughout the province for Contraceptive Missions
- Community Health Advocate Trainings & Support
- Stipends for Community Health Advocates
- Contraceptives support
- Management Support
- Monitoring & Evaluation
- Communication expenses (phone and internet)