Family Planning Seminar
The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RPRH) Law is a hallmark legislation which laid down the foundation in achieving reproductive health in the country. As espoused in the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) and Regional Development Plan (RDP) 2017-2022, population management is a very essential intervention or strategy in reaching and optimizing the country’s demographic dividend.
The RPRH Law ensures the universal access to methods on contraception, fertility control, sexual education, and maternal care. Further, the program provides an understanding on family planning as a strategy of population control in the Philippines as well as in Region 1 by ensuring the universal access to quality sexual and reproductive health to enable the poor, and the women to have informed choices on the number and spacing of children. This likewise recognizes the pivotal role that the men and will responsibly play in determining their desired family size and not just let the women carry the burden of doing it.
Further, in this days where the COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound health and socioeconomic impact, it is a time to ensure that family planning (FP) services as an essential health care service must be continued in order to keep Filipinos safe during the pandemic.
The program purports to enhance the knowledge and understanding, not only of the Police Officers, but all stakeholders in the region on the aspect of the family planning program that is espoused by the government. It shall provide a direction on the strategies which will hasten the demographic transition and maximize the gains from the demographic dividend. The knowledge gained by the participants can be then shared to the people in their locality, thus increasing the awareness on Family Planning.
III. MODE OF IMPLEMENTATION
The program will be conducted through online discussions and lectures spanning in four (4) days through the online learning hub (napolcomro1.com) of the region and through Zoom application. The learning provider is Dr. Joselito P. Vital.
100 police officers from the four Police Provincial Offices and Regional Mobile Force Battalion 1 will participate in the said seminar.
Table below shows the timeline of the program: