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Nearly $30 Million Raised for Reproductive and Maternal Health in the Philippines

18 May 2012
Author: UNFPA

UNFPA disclosed that its Philippine office raised $28.5 million in the year to date, and that the money will be used to promote reproductive and maternal health, one of the country’s Millennium Development Goals.

“For the current seventh country programme, which started this year and will end in 2016, around $28.5 million has been mobilized and we are expecting more,” UNFPA country representative Ugochi Daniels told reporters in a press conference.

“[The fund] will assist the government in the areas which provide support for maternal and reproductive health of mothers,” UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin said in the same press conference.

He noted the fund will be used for capacity-building, training and data gathering in partnership with the Philippine Government.

Read the full story by Rouchelle R. Dinglasan on GMA News

Philippines
Population : 108.1 mil
Fertility rate
2.8
Maternal Mortality Ratio
114
Contraceptives prevalence rate
56
Population aged 10-24
29%
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 60%
Girls 72%

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