2nd Women’s Health & Safe Motherhood Program
Country of Operation
- The World BankForeign aid agency or multilateral organization
- Department of HealthGovernment
- Bureau of International Health and CooperationGovernment
SummaryThe 2nd Women's Health & Safe Motherhood Program (WHSM) is a combination of performance-based grants to strengthen women's health and safe motherhood services for disadvantaged women in the Philippines.
The Philippine government commitment to the MDGs is, among others, a commitment to work towards the reduction of maternal mortality ratios by three-quarters and under-five mortality by two-thirds by 2015 at all cost. The Project contributes to the national goal of improving women’s health by:1. Demonstrating in selected sites a sustainable, cost-effective model of delivering health services access of disadvantaged women to acceptable and high quality reproductive health services and enables them to safely attain their desired number of children.
Key program components
The program improves women’s health throughout the country by: * Demonstrating in selected sites a sustainable, cost-effective model of delivering health services that increase access of disadvantaged women to acceptable and high quality reproductive health services, and enables them to safely attain their desired spacing and number of children. * Establishing a core knowledge base and support system that can facilitate countrywide replication of the project experience as part of mainstream approaches to reproductive health care within the framework of the Health Sector Reform Agenda. The project has two components: 1. Local Delivery of the Integrated WHSM Service Package, which will support local governments in mobilizing networks of public and private providers to deliver the integrated Women’s Health and Safe Motherhood Service Package (WHSM-SP), with a focus on maternal care, family planning, and STI/HIV control services. This component is initially being implemented in the provinces of Sorsogon and Surigao del Sur. Four other sites will be identified based on health indices (maternal mortality ratio, infant mortality rate, contraceptive prevalence rate, and population size), including the interest and willingness of Local Government Units (LGUs) to participate. 2. National Capacity to Sustain WHSM Services, which will develop capacity in the DOH to create an operating environment conducive to LGUs managing and sustaining local delivery of the WHSM-SP and facilitate replication of the integrated WHSM service model throughout the country.