USAID Conducts Documentation Study on Health Programs of Valencia City

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mindanao Health Project paid visit in Valencia City to conduct a documentation study on the program implementation of Family Planning (FP) and Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health and Nutrition (MNCHN) of the city on August 23, 2016.

The Mindanao Health Project aims to support the Philippines Department of Health on improving its MNCHN outcomes, and reduce the unmet need for FP methods.

The project is also in support to the 2016-2030 Sustainable Development Goals and in congruence to the health track of the Duterte Health Agenda on FP/MNCHN program implementation.

The project being implemented by Jhpiego, an international health organization, is supported and funded by USAID.

Pedrito Dela Cruz, a researcher from USAID, headed the study and conducted a group interview with the health personnel of Barangay Pinatilan and Lourdes.

The team of Dela Cruz documented the use of the city’s Electronic Masterlisting Tracking Tool (EMTT) and other client tracking systems for family planning.

The study will probe, among others, on how these tracking systems are being used to identify Women of Reproductive Age (WRA) with unmet need for FP services, and navigate them towards service utilization.

All data collected will be helpful to know the possible recommendations that are needed to improve the FP/MNCHN programs of the city.