To ensure that the reproductive health needs of every women are served amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte, through the Provincial Population Office (PPO) and in partnership with the Commission on Population and Development X (POPCOM), recently conducted a family planning (FP) outreach activity in the municipalities of Kolambugan, Lala, Kapatagan and Tagoloan.
 
With the theme “Pamilyang Planado, Panalo”, the PPO staff, headed by Ms. Ananette Daniel, catered women of reproductive age (WRA) and were provided with FP services, one of which is the progestin-only subdermal implant (PSI).
 
“The caravan is one way of bringing the family planning services and commodities closer to the people. We advise couples and individuals to continue using a family planning method while maintaining their own and their loved ones’ general health and well-being during the pandemic.” Ms. Daniel said.
 
Couples and individuals are advised to visit their nearest health station to ask for FP information and services. The PPO will continue on the delivery of family planning services from barangay to barangay for the Provincial Government believe that family planning must not be hampered by the restrictions and imposed lockdowns.
 
Governor Imelda ‘Angging Quibranza-Dimaporo promotes equal access to family planning information and services for all women and couples. Thus, with the help of the POPCOM X, PPO and the cooperation of the people, the objective of inculcating the value of education among children and the importance of planned parenthood among women and their partners will become achievable. PIO_LDN