BUTUAN CITY, May 11 - The Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) Caraga continues its thrust of enabling Filipinos to access information and services on responsible parenthood, family planning, and reproductive health and rights.
This, despite the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the region.
Anent to this, the program assistants of POPCOM Caraga, together with the staff of the Municipal Population Offices (MPO) and Rural Health Units (RHU), conducted its regular household visitation and monitoring to the family planning households in the municipalities of Sibagat, Rosario, La Paz, Veruela, and Loreto in Agusan del Sur.
The aim of these household visitation and monitoring is to check on the status of family planning (FP) users, and to closely monitor the implementation of FP programs at the household level. Standard health and safety protocols were observed during these visitation and monitoring.
Under the said monitoring, there are about 46 couples who became active users and advocates of various FP methods in the said municipalities of Agusan del Sur. With this number, 15 of them have expressed their satisfaction with the different modern family planning methods. Also, 23 couples have been successfully referred to and served with various FP methods, from traditional methods to the modern FP method of their choice.
At present, POPCOM Caraga is rolling-out these regular household visitation and monitoring in other provinces of the region. (Charina May Lagunde, POPCOM-Caraga/PIA-Agusan del Sur)