Maternal and child health

WHO Philippines Maternal and Child Health Programme works with local public health departments, community based organizations, statewide organizations and other providers to provide and/or assure quality health services are delivered to mothers, children, and families in the country.

The primary areas of work focus are:

  • increasing healthy birth outcomes;
  • promoting and assuring comprehensive primary care for children, from birth to 21 year olds, including children with special health care needs;
  • promoting healthy lifestyles among school-age youth, ages 6-21, including children with special health care needs;
  • promoting access to safe, healthy child care, including children with special health care needs; and
  • caring for the mother from pre-conception, pregnancy , intra-partum and postpartum.

Specific focus is given on technical assistance that will achieve MDG 4, reduction of child mortality rates), and MDG 5, which is improvement in maternal health.


Jacqueline Flores Kitong, MD, MPH
Technical Officer
Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition
kitongj@wpro.who.int

Our Partners

Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
European Union Delegation to the Philippines (EUD)
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
United Nations Population's Fund (UNFPA)
Philippines Obstetrical and Gynecological Society
Philippine Pediatric Society
National Center for Disease Preventionl and Control - Family Health Office, DOH
National Nutrition Council (NNC)
United Nations International Labor Organization (UN-ILO)
United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN-FAO)
World Vision Development Foundation
Save the Children-International
PLAN International, Philippines
Kalusugan ng Mag-ina, Inc.(KMI)
Fabella Memorial Medical Center
Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society Foundation, Inc (POGS)
Family Health Office, Non_communicable Disease Prevention and Control-DOH Partners For ARMM
Hellen Keller International (HKI)
SUSTAINABLE HEALTH IMPROVEMENTS THROUGH EMPOWERMENT and LOCAL DEVELOPMENT (SHIELD)
LIKHAAN: Center for Women’s Health, Inc
Zuellig Family Foundation, Inc.
Population Services Pilipinas Incorporated(PSPI)
Department of Health, Philippines
Philippine Health Insurance Co, Inc.
Japan International Cooperation Agency
Korea International Cooperation Agency
UN Millennium Campaign (UNMC)
AECID-Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation

WHO work in the Philippines

WHO Country Cooperation Strategy for the Philippines, 2011-2016

WHO Philippines Annual Report, 2011