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[In the news] Pinuno ng DOH, nanawagan sa Kamara na ipatupad ang RH bill -GMANews

Pinuno ng DOH, nanawagan sa Kamara na ipatupad ang RH bill
August 13, 2012

Nanawagan si Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Enrique Ona nitong Lunes sa mga miyembro ng Kamara sa mabilisang pagpapasa sa panukalang reproductive health (RH) bill upang masolusyunan ang patuloy na pagdami ng mga ina na namamatay sa kanilang panganganak.

Sa naganap na 2013 budget hearing ng DOH, inamin ni Ona na sa huling 10 taon, “limitado” lamang ang progresong naisagawa ng gobyerno upang masolusyunan ang maternal mortality rate at sa pagpukaw sa kaalaman ng publiko sa iba’t ibang pamaraan ng family planning.

“Maternal deaths are highly preventable. Reducing maternal deaths will require this critical legislation… I think I do not have to belabor that anymore,” kanyang inihayag sa pagdinig nitong Lunes.

Ayon sa kanya, mula sa tala ng DOH, napag-alamang tumaas sa 221 ang maternal mortality rate ng bansa sa bawat 100,000 nanganak noong nakaraang taon, kumpara sa 162 noong 2009.

Nag-apela muli si Ona sa pagpapasa ng RH bill, na kilala rin bilang House Bill 4244, isang linggo matapos magdesisyon ang Kamara na tapusin ang pagdedebate tungkol sa isyu.

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[In the news] Solons urged anew to pass RH bill amid increase in maternal deaths -InterAksyon.com

Solons urged anew to pass RH bill amid increase in maternal deaths
InterAksyon.com

MANILA, Philippines – Lawmakers were urged anew to pass the long-pending Reproductive Health (RH) bill following a report on the rise in maternal mortality in Metro Manila.

“The RH bill being ignored for years has only resulted in increasing deaths among pregnant women… It’s time for Congress to help save women’s lives by finishing the RH debate and pass the bill now,” Ramon San Pascual, executive director of the Philippine Legislators’ Committee on Population and Development Foundation, said on Sunday.

The Department of Health (DOH) recorded 50 maternal deaths in eight of 16 Metro Manila cities last January.

San Pascual said the deaths could further increase if data from rural areas, which lack awareness and education on reproductive health, would be included.

“What are being reported now are only the cases in Metro Manila. What more in provinces or smaller local government units (LGUs)?” he said.

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