MUSLIM AREAS IN LANAO DEL SUR GAIN BETTER ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES

MUSLIM AREAS IN LANAO DEL SUR GAIN BETTER ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES – About 90 frontline health service providers in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) recently attended a training on how to administer Progestin Sub-dermal Implants (PSI) through the ARCHES Project or “Improving the Availability of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao.”

The project aims to improve the availability of and access to basic Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services for underserved women and young people in 29 municipalities in the five provinces in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). It is funded by the European Union (EU) through Oxfam, and is implemented by Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) with Philippine Legislators' Committee on Population and Development (PLCPD), Al-Mujadilah Development Foundation (AMDFI), Pinay Kilos (PinK), Tarbilang Foundation, and the United Youth of the Philippines (UnYPhil-Women). In photo is midwife Evelyn Noraida Saro conducting a PSI to a mother at the barangay health station of Inudaran Campong in Marantao, Lanao del Sur.