Thursday, July 11, 2019

Gender Transformation for Health: Toolkit for Health Service Providers

In my last article I talked about the gender issues in the Philippine healthcare system. One of the gender issues I kept encountering was the lack of health providers' sensitivity in handling patients' gender needs. This apparent lack of sensitivity stems from various factors - one of which is that not all of them have been trained on Gender Sensitivity and have not been continuously coached on how to handle emerging issues on gender. 

All health agencies in the Philippines, implement their Gender and Development (GAD) programs. These initiatives, however, are not standardized and therefore have varying approaches to address health providers' level of awareness, appreciation, and application of concepts to realistic practice. 

The Gender Transformation for Health: Participatory Toolkit developed by Jhpiego is such a timely document to aid health providers' knowledge and skills in delivering health services that are sensitive to patients' gender needs. 

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Gender Issues in the Health Care System

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The Philippines is known to be one of the countries in the world that is gender-fair according to the Global Gender Gap report by the World Economic Forum. In 2018, the Philippines rose to eighth besting all the other Southeast Asian nation. In the Asia-Pacific region, only New Zealand (7th) and the Philippines (8th) were included in the top list. The Global Gender Gap looks into four categories: labor force participation, educational attainment, political empowerment, and health & survival.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

National Objectives for Health 2017-2022

The National Objectives for Health (NOH) 2017–2022 serves as the medium-term roadmap of the Philippines towards achieving universal healthcare (UHC). 

Saturday, November 24, 2018

UN adopts first resolution to fight sexual harassment

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The third committee of the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on sexual harassment, the first of its kind at the world body.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

ACD Progress Report on TA Provision to Government Agencies: 2016-2018

Alvin Dakis, certified by the Philippine Commission on Women to provide technical assistance to government agencies on Gender and Development (GAD) from 2016-2018 shares the result of his performance and TA provision.