Speeches Shim

MindanaoHealth is a five-year (2013-2018) health service strengthening project of USAID/Philippines implemented in partnership with Jhpiego- an affiliate of the Johns Hopkins University, and RTI International. It supports the Department of Health (DOH) regional offices to scale up high-impact services and client-centered information to improve child health and nutrition.


The project aims to reduce maternal and infant deaths, and decrease the number of unmet need for family planning services, especially among the lowest wealth quintiles, and conflict-affected areas in Mindanao. It works to increase the uptake of integrated maternal, neonatal, child health and nutrition/family planning (MNCHN/FP) services at the household level, in communities and at both public and private facilities.


  • 3,627 or 76 percent of total health providers in target areas trained in long-acting, permanent, and reversible family planning methods
  • More than 23,000 women, in addition to about 17,500 adolescents, provided access to family planning counseling and/or services
  • More than 800 health service providers trained on newborn care
  • Almost 20,000 men and women reached with information on safe motherhood, including breastfeeding
  • Eighteen Service Delivery Network technical working groups or management committees established in 56 local government units with Service Delivery Network plans and representation from private sector partners, in partnership with the DOH regional offices
  • Ten local government units (seven provinces and three cities) with 770 trained health service providers conducting Data Quality Check in 116 Rural Health Units/City Health Centers


To improve child health and nutrition,reduce maternal and infant deaths anddecrease the number of unmet need forfamily planning services, especially amongthe lowest wealth quintiles, and conflict-affected areas in Mindanao.


  • Scale up integrated MNCHN/ FP services
  • Improve demand generation through increased and improved messaging for MNCHN/FP services
  • Remove local policy and health systems barriers common to MNCHN/FP program implementation