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News Release

HIV/AIDS on the rise

The Philippines recorded the highest number of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases in June.

According to the Department of Health, there were 841 new cases of HIV in June 2016, breaking the 804 cases recorded in January of the same year.

A total of 777 of the cases or more than 90 percent were transmitted through sexual contact, majority of them among men who have sex with men. 60 new cases are related to injecting drug users while the remaining 4 cases were of mother-to-child transmission.

HIV is a virus that destroys the human body’s natural defense against diseases or infection, causing the immune system to weaken and not function properly. No human being, by age or by sex, is immune to HIV infection. Healthy people can acquire the virus and if not treated properly, it could lead to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), which is the final stage of HIV.

The Commission on Population (POPCOM), as staunch advocates of quality health and wellbeing, supports the call to end the stigma on HIV/AIDS and promotes awareness in order to curb the rapid increase of cases every year.

Thus far, POPCOM has been conducting educational discussions on HIV/AIDS integrated in its program components: Adolescent Health Development (AHD) and Gender and Development (GAD).

You-for-you (U4U), an innovative mix of face-to-face and online activities, educates young people on the risks of unprotected sex including the ABCDs of HIV prevention and control:

  • Abstain from sex
  • Be faithful to your partner
  • Consult an adult
  • Don’t use drugs nor drink too much alcohol
  • Education and early detection and treatment

100 Millionth Baby Celebrates 1000 Days, Migrates to Region IV

 

Chonalyn Sentino, one of the 100 millionth symbolic babies in the country, turned two this year. She received cake, gifts, and birthday wishes completing her first 1000 days.

 

The Commission on Population puts premium to this stage of the baby’s development. With this, the National Capital Region (NCR) office monitors her growth from birth to her second year.

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“The 1,000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s 2nd birthday offer a golden chance to build healthier and brighter futures,” POPCOM Executive Director Juan Antonio Perez III said.

August 8, 2016

The Commission on Population’s Official Statement on the unauthorized use of the agency’s logo in the production of the printed material in Region 6:

 

The Commission on Population (POPCOM) denounces the use of our logo in the production of the printed material released in Region 6 entitled “How to avoid HIV/AIDS?” We are not in anyway related to any stage of production and distribution of the said material.

In line with this, we support the statement of Population Regional Office 6 on the issue and express the same view, as follow:

The Commission on Population-Region VI (POPCOM 6) strongly denies the alleged production of the Information, Education, Communication (IEC) material entitled “How to Avoid HIV/AIDS?” POPCOM VI has never and will never produce such material with wrong and misleading information. All IEC materials produced by POPCOM VI are well-researched and are properly reviewed and approved.

Furthermore, POPCOM VI is a firm advocate of LGBT rights and is working hard to end the stigma against LGBT and HIV. In addition, our partner agencies in the region know how supportive we are in all the endeavors they take with regards to the promotion of LGBT rights and HIV prevention. We condemn the misuse of the official POPCOM logo in this IEC material without our explicit approval. POPCOM VI would like to call the attention and support of our partners, media, netizens and all parties concerned to help us put an end to this.

Press Release

August 8, 2016

 August is National Breastfeeding and Family Planning Month

With the theme, Breastfeeding and Family Planning: Keys to Sustainable Development, the Commission on Population (POPCOM) joins the celebration of Breastfeeding and Family Planning Month by highlighting the nexus between breastfeeding and family planning and their role in sustainable development.

Breastfeeding is a natural family planning method which delays ovulation and helps mothers space their pregnancy. According to the Department of Health (DOH), the Lactation Amenorrhea Method (LAM) (or lactation because of lack of menstruation) provides new mothers at least 98% protection from pregnancy for six (6) months when she remains without her period and fully or nearly fully breastfeeds.

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Call For Abstracts

6th National Conference on PHE

(Population, Health and Environment)

Pasay City, Metro Manila, 8-10 November 2016

 

Conference Theme: Engaging the Government in Mainstreaming the PHE Approach Towards the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Poverty reduction • Food security • Good health and well-being • Quality education • Gender equality • Clean water and sanitation • Affordable and clean energy • Decent work and economic growth • Industry, innovation and infrastructure • Reduced inequalities • Sustainable cities and communities • Responsible consumption and production • Climate action • Life below water • Life on land • Peace, justice and strong institutions • Partnerships

The National PHE Network invites you to submit an abstract that share learnings on how the network members and partners are addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) listed above as guided by the integrated PHE approach. Important ideas from paper presentations and discussions shall serve as inputs to the mainstreaming of the PHE approach in the Philippine Development Plan under the Duterte Administration to fulfill the country’s commitments in the 2030 Global Agenda for Sustainable Development. Target conference participants are public and private PHE practitioners, members of the academe, government agency officials, local government executives, international organizations/ development partners, non-government organizations, people’s organization and other civil society organizations.

Specific objectives of the 6th conference are the following:

  1. Present the current state, issues and challenges of PHE;  
  2. Familiarize and update PHE members on the status of planning to fulfill the SDGs;
  3. Draw up the PHE advocacy plan to engage the government and other stakeholders;
  4. Identify roles and engagement mechanisms of PHE practitioners in advancing the PHE agenda in the New Philippine Development Plan within the context of SDGs.

Parallel sessions that shall cover the PHE strategies and tools being used to achieve the SDGs are the following:

  • PHE issues and challenges in the SDGs Era
  • Roles and engagement mechanisms of PHE practitioners in advancing the PHE agenda
  • Applying PHE as a tool to achieve specific SDGs
  • Partnership, accountability and sustainability

Submission Guidelines for Abstracts:

Please use the following guidelines to prepare your abstract:

Each abstract submission must include the contact information for the presenter, the abstract text, and a brief narrative biography of the presenter.

  • A presenter may submit only one abstract for consideration.
  • Only one author can be listed as the presenter. Co-authors are welcome to attend the session, but cannot be featured as a presenter.
  • All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English.
  • All abstracts must be limited to 450 words. Please use Times New Roman 12 font. Handwritten abstracts and paper copies will not be accepted. The title and designated presenter are not included in the word count. Headings within the abstract are included in the word count. Any abstract longer than 450 words will be returned.
  • Acronyms and abbreviations should be spelled out at first use.
  • All abstracts must be submitted electronically. Conference Secretariat must receive your abstract no later than 15 August 2016.

Criteria for Selection:

Abstracts will be judged based on their direct relevance to the conference theme of how the PHE approach may be mainstreamed in the Philippine Development Plan under the new leadership to support the attainment of SDGs commitments of the government.

In addition, abstracts should highlight new lessons and innovative ideas, along with the ability to share lessons for replication of integrated models. Authors may include any of, but are not limited to, the following keywords referring to the PHE dimensions and models through which the SDGs are being addressed, e.g., in issues like universal health care, health care resilience and disaster, RH-maternal health, climate change, environment (water and ecosystems), renewable energy, emerging threats and existing vulnerabilities, poverty and hunger reduction, food security and sustainable agriculture, sustainable livelihood and enterprise, how PHE tools are effective in addressing these issues, and aspects in partnerships and good governance.                                      

Guidelines for Abstract Contents:

Please follow these guidelines for the content and flow of your abstract and present it in a brief or summarized format:

  • Abstract Title: How does your study, program or initiative demonstrate addressing the SDGs (either in response to the state of the global goals, as actions in climate change adaptation and disaster risk and rehabilitation (CCA-DRR), or by demonstrating how the PHE approach may be mainstreamed in the Philippine Development Plan)?
  • Presenter and co-authors/partners: Who was involved in your study, program, or activity? Is the primary person involved the one who will make the presentation if the abstract is accepted? Who assisted in the study or program?
  • Learning Objective: What will participants learn as a result of attending this presentation? An example of a learning objective is: Participants will be able to explain a model for a NGO - local government partnership and key steps in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.
  • Background: What was the purpose of your study, program, or campaign? What were the key objectives? When and where did it take place? How long did it last? How many people were involved in the study, program or policy initiative? How much did it cost?
  • Design/Methods: How was your study, program, or initiative conducted or implemented?
  • Examples for your study/program: How were the data collected and analyzed? (Cite methods used.)
  • Results/Outcome or Current Efforts and Implications: What are the results or outcomes of your study, program or initiative? What is the outcome of addressing any of the SDGs? What population, health or environment improvements have been made? What have been additional documented benefits (such as better community cohesion, greater outcomes for initial capital investments, or increased livelihood opportunities)?
  • Conclusions: What have we learned from the study or program that merits further action or will be useful for replication in other studies/programs/campaigns? What are the implications and conclusions as indicated by the data? What is the potential applicability or replication in other settings, particularly for a country like the Philippines?

Review and Notification:

Your abstract will be submitted to a review committee. The conference organizers will notify you whether your abstract has been accepted on/before 31 August 2016. If you’re abstract is accepted for presentation, you will be required to confirm your participation and register for the conference on or before September 30, 2016.

Send Your Abstract and inquiries thru any of the Conference Hosts:

JACKYLIN D. ROBEL

Planning Officer V

Commission on Population

Acacia Lane Ext., Welfareville Compound,

Brgy. Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City

Email Add: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Telephone No.: (+63 2) 531-7303

Fax No.: (+63 2) 531-5122

FERNANDO M. RAMIREZ

Manager, Program Development Unit

Foundation for the Philippine Environment

#77 Matahimik St., Teachers’ Village

Quezon City 1101 Philippines

Email Add: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Telephone Nos.: (+63 2) 926-9629/ 927-2186/ 927-9403 Fax No.: (+63 2) 922-3022

 

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Call For Abstracts

6th National Conference on PHE

(Population, Health and Environment)

Pasay City, Metro Manila, 8-10 November 2016

 

Conference Theme: Engaging the Government in Mainstreaming the PHE Approach Towards the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Poverty reduction • Food security • Good health and well-being • Quality education • Gender equality • Clean water and sanitation • Affordable and clean energy • Decent work and economic growth • Industry, innovation and infrastructure • Reduced inequalities • Sustainable cities and communities • Responsible consumption and production • Climate action • Life below water • Life on land • Peace, justice and strong institutions • Partnerships

The National PHE Network invites you to submit an abstract that share learnings on how the network members and partners are addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) listed above as guided by the integrated PHE approach. Important ideas from paper presentations and discussions shall serve as inputs to the mainstreaming of the PHE approach in the Philippine Development Plan under the Duterte Administration to fulfill the country’s commitments in the 2030 Global Agenda for Sustainable Development. Target conference participants are public and private PHE practitioners, members of the academe, government agency officials, local government executives, international organizations/ development partners, non-government organizations, people’s organization and other civil society organizations.

Specific objectives of the 6th conference are the following:

  1. Present the current state, issues and challenges of PHE;  
  2. Familiarize and update PHE members on the status of planning to fulfill the SDGs;
  3. Draw up the PHE advocacy plan to engage the government and other stakeholders;
  4. Identify roles and engagement mechanisms of PHE practitioners in advancing the PHE agenda in the New Philippine Development Plan within the context of SDGs.

Parallel sessions that shall cover the PHE strategies and tools being used to achieve the SDGs are the following:

  • PHE issues and challenges in the SDGs Era
  • Roles and engagement mechanisms of PHE practitioners in advancing the PHE agenda
  • Applying PHE as a tool to achieve specific SDGs
  • Partnership, accountability and sustainability

Submission Guidelines for Abstracts:

Please use the following guidelines to prepare your abstract:

Each abstract submission must include the contact information for the presenter, the abstract text, and a brief narrative biography of the presenter.

  • A presenter may submit only one abstract for consideration.
  • Only one author can be listed as the presenter. Co-authors are welcome to attend the session, but cannot be featured as a presenter.
  • All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English.
  • All abstracts must be limited to 450 words. Please use Times New Roman 12 font. Handwritten abstracts and paper copies will not be accepted. The title and designated presenter are not included in the word count. Headings within the abstract are included in the word count. Any abstract longer than 450 words will be returned.
  • Acronyms and abbreviations should be spelled out at first use.
  • All abstracts must be submitted electronically. Conference Secretariat must receive your abstract no later than 15 August 2016.

Criteria for Selection:

Abstracts will be judged based on their direct relevance to the conference theme of how the PHE approach may be mainstreamed in the Philippine Development Plan under the new leadership to support the attainment of SDGs commitments of the government.

In addition, abstracts should highlight new lessons and innovative ideas, along with the ability to share lessons for replication of integrated models. Authors may include any of, but are not limited to, the following keywords referring to the PHE dimensions and models through which the SDGs are being addressed, e.g., in issues like universal health care, health care resilience and disaster, RH-maternal health, climate change, environment (water and ecosystems), renewable energy, emerging threats and existing vulnerabilities, poverty and hunger reduction, food security and sustainable agriculture, sustainable livelihood and enterprise, how PHE tools are effective in addressing these issues, and aspects in partnerships and good governance.                                      

Guidelines for Abstract Contents:

Please follow these guidelines for the content and flow of your abstract and present it in a brief or summarized format:

  • Abstract Title: How does your study, program or initiative demonstrate addressing the SDGs (either in response to the state of the global goals, as actions in climate change adaptation and disaster risk and rehabilitation (CCA-DRR), or by demonstrating how the PHE approach may be mainstreamed in the Philippine Development Plan)?
  • Presenter and co-authors/partners: Who was involved in your study, program, or activity? Is the primary person involved the one who will make the presentation if the abstract is accepted? Who assisted in the study or program?
  • Learning Objective: What will participants learn as a result of attending this presentation? An example of a learning objective is: Participants will be able to explain a model for a NGO - local government partnership and key steps in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.
  • Background: What was the purpose of your study, program, or campaign? What were the key objectives? When and where did it take place? How long did it last? How many people were involved in the study, program or policy initiative? How much did it cost?
  • Design/Methods: How was your study, program, or initiative conducted or implemented?
  • Examples for your study/program: How were the data collected and analyzed? (Cite methods used.)
  • Results/Outcome or Current Efforts and Implications: What are the results or outcomes of your study, program or initiative? What is the outcome of addressing any of the SDGs? What population, health or environment improvements have been made? What have been additional documented benefits (such as better community cohesion, greater outcomes for initial capital investments, or increased livelihood opportunities)?
  • Conclusions: What have we learned from the study or program that merits further action or will be useful for replication in other studies/programs/campaigns? What are the implications and conclusions as indicated by the data? What is the potential applicability or replication in other settings, particularly for a country like the Philippines?

Review and Notification:

Your abstract will be submitted to a review committee. The conference organizers will notify you whether your abstract has been accepted on/before 31 August 2016. If you’re abstract is accepted for presentation, you will be required to confirm your participation and register for the conference on or before September 30, 2016.

Send Your Abstract and inquiries thru any of the Conference Hosts:

JACKYLIN D. ROBEL

Planning Officer V

Commission on Population

Acacia Lane Ext., Welfareville Compound,

Brgy. Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City

Email Add: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Telephone No.: (+63 2) 531-7303

Fax No.: (+63 2) 531-5122

FERNANDO M. RAMIREZ

Manager, Program Development Unit

Foundation for the Philippine Environment

#77 Matahimik St., Teachers’ Village

Quezon City 1101 Philippines

Email Add: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Telephone Nos.: (+63 2) 926-9629/ 927-2186/ 927-9403 Fax No.: (+63 2) 922-3022

 

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Call For Abstracts

6th National Conference on PHE

(Population, Health and Environment)

Pasay City, Metro Manila, 8-10 November 2016

 

EXTENDED --- CALL FOR ABSTRACTS UP TO 30 SEPTEMBER 2016!!!

Conference Theme: Engaging the Government in Mainstreaming the PHE Approach Towards the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Poverty reduction • Food security • Good health and well-being • Quality education • Gender equality • Clean water and sanitation • Affordable and clean energy • Decent work and economic growth • Industry, innovation and infrastructure • Reduced inequalities • Sustainable cities and communities • Responsible consumption and production • Climate action • Life below water • Life on land • Peace, justice and strong institutions • Partnerships

The National PHE Network invites you to submit an abstract that share learnings on how the network members and partners are addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) listed above as guided by the integrated PHE approach. Important ideas from paper presentations and discussions shall serve as inputs to the mainstreaming of the PHE approach in the Philippine Development Plan under the Duterte Administration to fulfill the country’s commitments in the 2030 Global Agenda for Sustainable Development. Target conference participants are public and private PHE practitioners, members of the academe, government agency officials, local government executives, international organizations/ development partners, non-government organizations, people’s organization and other civil society organizations.

Specific objectives of the 6th conference are the following:

  1. Present the current state, issues and challenges of PHE;  
  2. Familiarize and update PHE members on the status of planning to fulfill the SDGs;
  3. Draw up the PHE advocacy plan to engage the government and other stakeholders;
  4. Identify roles and engagement mechanisms of PHE practitioners in advancing the PHE agenda in the New Philippine Development Plan within the context of SDGs.

Parallel sessions that shall cover the PHE strategies and tools being used to achieve the SDGs are the following:

  • PHE issues and challenges in the SDGs Era
  • Roles and engagement mechanisms of PHE practitioners in advancing the PHE agenda
  • Applying PHE as a tool to achieve specific SDGs
  • Partnership, accountability and sustainability

Submission Guidelines for Abstracts:

Please use the following guidelines to prepare your abstract:

Each abstract submission must include the contact information for the presenter, the abstract text, and a brief narrative biography of the presenter.

  • A presenter may submit only one abstract for consideration.
  • Only one author can be listed as the presenter. Co-authors are welcome to attend the session, but cannot be featured as a presenter.
  • All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English.
  • All abstracts must be limited to 450 words. Please use Times New Roman 12 font. Handwritten abstracts and paper copies will not be accepted. The title and designated presenter are not included in the word count. Headings within the abstract are included in the word count. Any abstract longer than 450 words will be returned.
  • Acronyms and abbreviations should be spelled out at first use.
  • All abstracts must be submitted electronically. Conference Secretariat must receive your abstract no later than 30 September 2016 (earlier if suggestions for improvement are requested).

Criteria for Selection:

Abstracts will be judged based on their direct relevance to the conference theme of how the PHE approach may be mainstreamed in the Philippine Development Plan under the new leadership to support the attainment of SDGs commitments of the government.

In addition, abstracts should highlight new lessons and innovative ideas, along with the ability to share lessons for replication of integrated models. Authors may include any of, but are not limited to, the following keywords referring to the PHE dimensions and models through which the SDGs are being addressed, e.g., in issues like universal health care, health care resilience and disaster, RH-maternal health, climate change, environment (water and ecosystems), renewable energy, emerging threats and existing vulnerabilities, poverty and hunger reduction, food security and sustainable agriculture, sustainable livelihood and enterprise, how PHE tools are effective in addressing these issues, and aspects in partnerships and good governance.                                      

Guidelines for Abstract Contents:

Please follow these guidelines for the content and flow of your abstract and present it in a brief or summarized format:

  • Abstract Title: How does your study, program or initiative demonstrate addressing the SDGs (either in response to the state of the global goals, as actions in climate change adaptation and disaster risk and rehabilitation (CCA-DRR), or by demonstrating how the PHE approach may be mainstreamed in the Philippine Development Plan)?
  • Presenter and co-authors/partners: Who was involved in your study, program, or activity? Is the primary person involved the one who will make the presentation if the abstract is accepted? Who assisted in the study or program?
  • Learning Objective: What will participants learn as a result of attending this presentation? An example of a learning objective is: Participants will be able to explain a model for a NGO - local government partnership and key steps in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.
  • Background: What was the purpose of your study, program, or campaign? What were the key objectives? When and where did it take place? How long did it last? How many people were involved in the study, program or policy initiative? How much did it cost?
  • Design/Methods: How was your study, program, or initiative conducted or implemented?
  • Examples for your study/program: How were the data collected and analyzed? (Cite methods used.)
  • Results/Outcome or Current Efforts and Implications: What are the results or outcomes of your study, program or initiative? What is the outcome of addressing any of the SDGs? What population, health or environment improvements have been made? What have been additional documented benefits (such as better community cohesion, greater outcomes for initial capital investments, or increased livelihood opportunities)?
  • Conclusions: What have we learned from the study or program that merits further action or will be useful for replication in other studies/programs/campaigns? What are the implications and conclusions as indicated by the data? What is the potential applicability or replication in other settings, particularly for a country like the Philippines?

Review and Notification:

Your abstract will be submitted to a review committee. The conference organizers will notify you whether your abstract has been accepted on/before 6 October 2016. If you’re abstract is accepted for presentation, you will be required to confirm your participation and register for the conference on or before October 15, 2016.

Send Your Abstract and inquiries thru any of the Conference Hosts:

JACKYLIN D. ROBEL

Planning Officer V

Commission on Population

Acacia Lane Ext., Welfareville Compound,

Brgy. Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City

Email Add: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Telephone No.: (+63 2) 531-7303

Fax No.: (+63 2) 531-5122

FERNANDO M. RAMIREZ

Manager, Program Development Unit

Foundation for the Philippine Environment

#77 Matahimik St., Teachers’ Village

Quezon City 1101 Philippines

Email Add: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Telephone Nos.: (+63 2) 926-9629/ 927-2186/ 927-9403 Fax No.: (+63 2) 922-3022

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