Intellicare to hold 25 more Safe Motherhood Caravans with PBSP

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INTELLICARE, one of the country’s leading health management organizations (HMOs), underscores the value of mothers and women of reproductive age through its continuing efforts to look after their welfare. One of these is the conduct of Safe Motherhood Caravans across the country.

Intellicare Chairman and President Mario Silos, together with Intellicare Assistant Vice President for Corporate Social Responsibility Andrew Jose Yulo, recently led the signing of the memorandum of agreement and turnover of Php1.9 million cheque donation to Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) for the caravans at the Intellicare office in Makati City.

For the past two years, Intellicare and PBSP have brought 45 caravans to various communities nationwide, reaching out to thousands of women of reproductive age.

Yulo said, “We continue to work with PBSP, our trusted partner, considering their full range of assets – their expertise, knowledge and resources on the ground. It’s a perfect fit for what we want to achieve as an organization in terms of our CSR focus on health and environment. We are also happy that in this 2017 Safe Motherhood Program, 100 health service providers will be trained on the conduct of ‘USAPAN’ series for the caravan. We believe that this new component will improve and strengthen the program.”

The Safe Motherhood Caravan program is a PBSP flagship project which aims to contribute to the reduction of maternal and infant mortality in the country by educating women about safe motherhood practices; promoting the utilization of life-saving maternal, newborn, and child health services; and imparting the value of saving money, among others.

A 2015 government study reveals that in every 100,000 live births, 149 women die. This remains far from the global reduction target ratio of 70 per 100,000.

The first of 25 Intellicare-supported caravans this year will be held this month. Similar events will also be conducted in Visayas and Mindanao.

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