IRH/P draws its inspiration from the groundwork laid by the Responsible Parenthood Council (RPC), founded in 1970, by the triumvirate visionaries led by Horacio ‘Boy’ Morales, Ding Navarro, Teddy Rey, now all deceased, with a select group of then young student leaders. With the dynamic foresight of Dr. Vicente Rosales of the Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction- University of Sto. Tomas, and Fr. Vicente San Juan, S.J., RPC implemented their vision of empowered communities through their legacy of a tri-sectoral approach to human development, focusing on natural family planning and community programs.
Healthy and responsible Filipino couples exercising their fertility options and parenting initiatives through the use of modern and effective natural family planning methods, reproductive health education and services made available and accessible nationwide.
To mainstream simple, modern, effective natural family planning and maternal and infant health education in development programs
- Capacity Building developing customized training packages
- Advocacy for National/Local Policy Development and Restructuring
- Project Development and Management
- Project Implementation and Integration in Programs and Services
- Curriculum Development
- Operations Research Design and Management
- IEC Materials Development
IRH-Georgetown University School of Medicine *World Diabetes Foundation *Department of Health *DOH Regions 1, 4 A, and B, 3, CAR, 5, 10, ARMM, NCR, *Quezon City Health Department *Novaliches District Hospital *City of Pasig Health Office *Pasig City General Hospital *Fabella Hospital *USAID *UNFPA *Phil. Center for Population and Development *POPCOM *Loyola School of Theology *TeenSTAR International *Chemonix International *Health Action Information Network *Prelature of Ipil *Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro *San Carlos University *City of Muntinlupa *John J. Carroll Institute for Church and Social Issues *Zonta Women's Clubs *Barangay Gulod Health Center *Manggahan, Napico, and Karangalan Health Centers *Responsible PArenthood All-NAtural Family Planning Network *UNITE
Ang GDM project nakatulong sa atin at sa mga buntis na maging aware sa GDM. Nagkaroon ng system paano mag-screen, diagnose, hanggang management ng GDM. Dahil sa free OGTT marami tayong na-screen and na-pa diagnose at natulungan lalo na sa nutrition counseling. Nasubaybayan yung mga buntis dahil sa pag-ikot ng GDM site monitor.
“Malaking tulong sa mga buntis, napakagandang project. Dapat ma extend ang project para marami pa ang matulungan. Marami ang nagpapasalamat na mga buntis dahil sa ganitong project dahil dito nila nalaman ang tungkol sa GDM.”
“Feel namin ang pag-alaga ng health center sa aking pagbuntis, dahil na rin dito sa GDM project. We are thankful for this opportunity to be part of the project, the check-ups, napakaganda nitong project. Mabait lahat ng nakakasama namin, at nagpapasalamat kami na maganda ang kinalabasan ng baby at pagbuntis ko kahit na nag-daibetis ako sa pagbuntis.”
“Kasi takot kami sa long term effect na maaring lumabas sa future because of artificial na ginagamit. Lalo pang magiging irregular ang cycles ko kasi binabago ang system ng ating katawan. Tinanong ako ng aking asawa at napagkasunduan namin na pag-aralan namin ang natural. Our youngest child, a boy, is five years old, the eldest is a girl, turning 8.”
“In planning our family, my husband and I really go natural, avoiding possible effects of artificial contraceptives. Since God designed our bodies, we want to make full use of the knowledge in terms of managing our marital intimacies. Ika nga, ‘nasa Dios and awa, nasa tao ang gawa.”
“My cycles are good and average. Natural for us means no chemicals or any foreign devices for the body, and most of all, NFP is character-building for both of us!”