UNICEF eyes youth participation in adolescent program

June 2, 2015 5:15 am 

ILOILO CITY, June 1 -– UNICEF Philippines has partnered with the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP) based in this city to implement the project “Increasing Youth Participation in Adolescent Health and Programming in TS Haiyan Response in Region VI".

FPOP chapter program manager Mona Diones said the activity will be held on Friday, June 5 at the Iloilo Grand Hotel here with project partners and stakeholders to discuss the project implementation.

FPOP is a non-government organization headed by its president, Iloilo City councilor Liecel Zulueta-Salazar engaged in the promotion of quality of life by providing reproductive health services and information among the poor and marginalized population across the country.

Salazar said that FPOP as a lead implementing NGO of youth friendly services in the country, aims to provide information and education to the youth especially the adolescents with ages 10 to 19 years old through creating connections training and Usap Tayo sessions. The program also includes provision of adequate and reliable health services during the medical missions.

Salazar said the activity aims to orient the project to identified target areas and local government units of three towns namely Mayor Felipe Neri Yap of Ivisan, Capiz, Mayor Wilfredo Borres Sr of Maayon, Capiz and Mayor Neptali Salcedo of Sara, Iloilo together with their respective municipal health and social welfare officers.

The meeting will also present to the stakeholders a formulated Memorandum of Agreement and enhance the updated reproductive health information and get their commitment to support the FPOP-UNICEF Philippines project. (PNA)

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