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Thursday, March 3, 2016

DOH sets series of RPRH provincial fora in Bicol

LEGAZPI CITY, Mar. 3 (PIA) -- The Department of Health (DOH) Bicol regional office has commenced Tuesday, March 1, the series of provincial dissemination fora on the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012 or RA10354 to guide stakeholders and help educate the populace to ensure and improve women's health.

In the recent forum in Albay province, Dr. Rita Mae Ang, head of the Family Helath Cluster of DOH Bicol, said these series of information drives intends to create more awareness and provide guidance among stakeholders, including national ang local governments concerned, non-government and other organization providing reproductive health services with the salient provisions of the law.

"The passage of RA 10354 mandates the universal provision of reproductive health services as a means to improve maternal health. The RPRH law and its implementing rules and regulations (IRR) have been deemed effective with the lifting of the Status Quo Ante Order (SQAO) by the Supreme Court last April 8, 2014," Ang related

The provincial dissemination forum delves on the basics of the RPRH Law, its IRR and other frequently asked questions on its provisions. The same venue also provides the presentation of the different health programs that conforms with the mandates of the law as well as clarify and correct misconceptions about the RPRH Law.

Lastly, DOH Bicol, according to Ang, intends to solicit, consequently, gain support from stakeholders and the populace to demand from concerned implementing agencies for RPRH services and commodities.

Upcoming RPRH dissemination fora will be for Masbate, Catanduanes and  Sorsogon on March 3, 15, and 22, respectively, while Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur will host the same on April 4 and 5, respectively.  (MAL-PIA5/Albay)

- See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/3211456984127/doh-sets-series-of-rprh-provincial-fora-in-bicol#sthash.obkP0Q9e.dpuf

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