Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, state medical facilities in the Philippines have been overloaded with COVID-19 patients. As in many countries, the government dedicated nearly all health funding to their pandemic response. A tremendous shortage of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services ensued. Women, in particular poor women, have not been able to access contraceptives or other SRH services from state health facilities.
Inter Pares is pleased to report that, in response to the situation, we secured additional support from Global Affairs Canada for our counterpart, Likhaan Women’s Health Center. This support bolstered Likhaan’s capacity to better provide SRH services in the context of the pandemic.
With this increased support, Likhaan was able to:
This additional funding will support Likhaan from November 2020 to February 2022. To date, Likhaan has:
Inter Pares is grateful to Global Affairs Canada for continuing their support for Likhaan and providing additional resources during this difficult time. We continue to admire the dedication of the Likhaan staff and volunteers who are carrying out such great work under these circumstances.
This support bolstered Likhaan’s capacity to better provide SRH services in the context of the pandemic.