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Palawan health office holds Youth Congress in Narra town to push for RH education

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In its bid to educate the younger generation about reproductive health, the Palawan Provincial Health Office has spearheaded the Youth Congress in Narra town.

The PHO held the congress in Narra town last October 11 and 12.

Elvie R. Lao, Program Manager ng Adolescent and Reproductive Health of the PHO, said that around 16o students joined the event.

“Ang naturang mga partisipante ay mula sa Junior at Senior High school ng naturang bayan gayundin ang mga estudyante ng Palawan State University (PSU) Narra Campus at San Francisco Javier College.),” said the province.

“Katuwang sa pagtataguyod ng naturang programa ang Roots of Health o Ugat ng Kalusugan na isang non-government organization na nakabase sa lungsod ng Puerto Princesa na pangunahing nagtataguyod ng mga programa kaugnay ng reproductive health,” it added.

Among the topics discusses were Reproductive Health (RH) which covered teenage pregnancy and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

An HIV testing and counseling were likewise held during the event.

“Pagkatapos na maisagawa ang kongreso ay agad itong sinundan ng isang pagsasanay para sa mga youth advocates na magiging katuwang ng PHO at iba pang stakeholders sa pagtataguyod ng reproductive health sa naturang munisipyo,” said the province.

Lao said that they will also be conducting the same activity in Roxas town next month.