Health Practitioners Meet for RH

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PRESS RELEASE: Manila, Philippines – Around a hundred key leaders in healthcare & health practitioners will convene this coming June 6-8, 2011 to discuss issues revolving reproductive & sexual health and to voice a unified statement of support for the RH Bill.

Reproductive Health Practitioners such as obstetrician-gynecologists, general medical practitioners, registered nurses & midwives and some medicine students nationwide will gather at the Sulo Riviera Hotel to talk about the issues arising from reproductive healthcare and services. Various medical experts are also invited to speak on different topics.

Former Secretary of Health and staunch RH advocate Dr. Esperanza Cabral will talk about the facts, figures, issues and recommendations in reproductive health while Dr. Alberto Romualdez, also a former Secretary of Health, will talk about the implications of RH to the health systems and the Universal Healthcare. Other topics on ovulation, fertilization& implantation, contraceptive methods, client-centered care and medical eligibility criteria shall also be discussed.

On the last day of the conference, the RH Practitioners will release a unified statement of support to the RH Bill which is now being debated in Congress. They will also set a dialogue between different legislators in Senate and the House of Representatives to hand their statement and to show their support. “It is time to show our united stand as health practitioners over this issue and legislation that deals much with the health of our people especially our mothers” said Dr. Junice Melgar, National Convenor of the conference.

The Reproductive Health Practitioners of the Philippines (RHPP) is a nationwide network of experts, practitioners and advocates on reproductive & sexual health.

Contact Person: Alvin Cloyd Dakis, RN

Contact Details: 09159586763 / [email protected] / [email protected]

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