Part of the continuing advocacy towards improvement of health service delivery in the Bangsamoro jointly driven by the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) and the United Nations’ Population Fund (UNFPA) is the three-day training on post-partum intrauterine device (PPIUD) for ten health personnel of Amanah Birthing Clinic, a medical facility located at Camp Darapanan, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao.
The activity was conducted on December 26-29, 2017 at Green Leaf Hotel in General Santos City.
Facilitators and resource person of the said training were Mary Joy Chu, RN, MPH, family planning coordinator of Department of Health (DOH) Region XII and Merchel Gabonada, registered midwife from Jorge Royeca District Hospital.
The 3-day activity included various lectures, visit-exposure and affiliate to identified health facilities in GenSan City to give the participants actual experience for insertion of IUD post-partum.
Through this training, the health workers have gained necessary skills and knowledge related to post-partum care that will help them as they perform their respective tasks and towards the promotion of understanding on the importance of reproductive health in the community.
In his closing message, BDA executive director expressed thanks to the participants for their commitment to the training.
“We are grateful to all of you because I know that more than this training is your commitment to serve the Bangsamoro communities”, Dir. Yacob stated.
BDA and UNFPA has been working together for this advocacy dubbed as “Strengthening Capacities for Reproductive Health Service Delivery and Advocacy in the Bangsamoro since 2015.