The Philippines

We help unlock the potential of the private sector to meet health care and family planning needs.

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MOMENTUM is partnering with nearly 40 countries to accelerate progress and advance USAID’s work to save lives and improve health outcomes for women, children, families, and communities in all of their diversity. MOMENTUM brings together specialized technical and country expertise through six distinct yet integrated awards with the depth and breadth of experience to spur reductions in maternal, newborn, and child mortality and morbidity.

MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery helps private family planning providers in the Philippines work more closely with the public sector to reach communities in remote and isolated geographic areas with voluntary family planning services.

Learn more about our programs in South East Asia

Expanding Family Planning Services Through the Private Sector

To expand the reach and accessibility of health services, including family planning, the Philippine Department of Health has created a system of health networks across the country to contract with private providers to deliver services at no or low cost to patients. This presents an opportunity to leverage the private sector to expand the availability of family planning and health services to reach more women and communities.

MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery supports private health providers, such as the Integrated Midwives Association of the Philippines (IMAP), to operationalize family planning services and determine standards for private family planning providers to join these health networks. Through IMAP, MOMENTUM is working with providers in Antique and Guimaras provinces to identify potential challenges and opportunities in navigating the networks. Once the networks are operational and IMAP providers have met accreditation standards, the private sector will have increased potential to reach communities in poor and remote areas of the Philippines with high-quality family planning and reproductive health services and information.

Watch our webinar on engaging the private sector to increase access to family planning in the Philippines.

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Our Achievements in the Philippines

  • 22 private sector providers supported

    MOMENTUM is supporting 22 private sector providers across two provinces to navigate family planning certification processes and participation in health networks.

Interested in partnering with us or learning more about our work in the Philippines? Contact us here or check out our regional reference brief.

Learn more about USAID’s work in the Philippines.

Last updated February 2024.

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