Bayer, partner of Batangas LGU for family planning, care for women

Representatives from Bayer Philippines, Health Future Foundation Inc. and Tuy local government unit attend Mama and Baby Care community launch event in Batangas. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

BAYER Philippines Inc. has partnered with the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Tuy, Batangas to train 100 barangay (village) health workers on maternity and child care in support of the family planning and Philippine Government Women’s Health.

Bayer noted that a study by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the University of the Philippines Population Institute (UPPI) found that the pandemic has disrupted family planning and health services. maternal and neonatal in the world and in the Philippines. This has further strained the government’s already stretched human capital in health care.

Bayer has championed women’s health and safety by launching the “Mama and baby care: The first 1,000 days” project, an initiative to provide at least 100 ASBs with the foundational modules needed for motherhood care. maternity and infant.

The project was launched with partner organization Health Futures Foundation Inc., President Jaime Galvez Tan, Tuy Municipality Health Officer Pilar Adrias, Tuy BHW President Nancy Delfinado and Tuy ABC President Adrian Perez .

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Bayer Philippines Managing Director Angel-Michael Evangelista said, “Bayer is committed to helping health workers in barangays care for mothers and newborns through the ‘Mama and Baby Care’ project through the through training in maternity and infant care that focuses on the first 1,000 days from conception of the baby.”

“We support ‘health for all, hunger for no one’, and with this project, healthcare workers are equipped with the knowledge to support both mother and child during this critical stage of development and help lay the foundation for good health,” added Evangelista. .

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