(April 9, 2021) The negative impacts of the pandemic on health and wellbeing have spread far and wide among members of the Philippine population, and its adverse effects have crept to the level of Filipino adolescents, according to the Commission on Population and Development’s (POPCOM) executive director.
Discussion Point: Given the Philippine’s experience delivering integrated multi-sectoral programmes for young people, how can we accelerate progress on adolescent well-being in particular as everyone is grappling with COVID-19 pandemic? What are the immediate next steps which are needed from world leaders?
Living the past year with Covid-19 has tested each of us to our core. With so much personal and societal suffering and sacrifices, our experience with the virus has understandably eroded the hope and confidence of many, including myself.
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Proponents and stakeholders on adolescents’ sexual reproductive health (SRH) in the Philippines and Indonesia are advancing the knowledge of Muslim youth on the subject with the recent launch of the Comprehensive Gender and Health Education for Youth (CGHEY) Module.