Naga City passes AYSRH ordinance to win campaign vs teenage births

From setting up teen hubs and centers in every public school and village to the creation of a council that will drive all programs for adolescents, Naga City is taking bolder yet wiser steps to curb teenage births through a newly passed ordinance. Known as the “AYSRH Ordinance,” the measure was enacted last month, a […]

Panadero is new ZFF president

Austere A. Panadero has been appointed as the new president of the Zuellig Family Foundation (ZFF), five years after joining the foundation as executive director. The ZFF board of trustees has great confidence in Panadero’s ability to continue leading ZFF with integrity, competence, and agility toward its mission of achieving faster health outcomes. Before joining […]

Dipolog, Cagayan de Oro lead battle in curbing teenage pregnancy

By Cristina Eloisa Baclig MANILA, Philippines—As the country continues to address teenage pregnancies among Filipino girls, two cities—Cagayan de Oro and Dipolog City—have already started seeing a significant decrease in the birth rate for adolescent mothers through effective interventions. After a year since the prevention of teenage pregnancies had been declared a “national priority,” the […]

ZFF shares know-how with UHC advisory group

The Zuellig Family Foundation (ZFF) is honored to share its on-the-ground experience and knowledge while learning from others in the independent advisory board created by the Department of Health (DOH) to fast-track Universal Health Care (UHC) reforms, with the appointment of Austere A. Panadero, executive director of the ZFF as a member. DOH officer in […]

ZFF shares best practices for UHC

Two abstracts by Zuellig Family Foundation’s local health system (LHS) team were part of the poster presentation during the 25th University of the Philippines (UP) Manila National Institutes of Health Anniversary Conference held on February 27 and 28, 2023 at the UP Bonifacio Global City. This year’s conference theme was “Transforming Health Systems Toward Universal […]

Siargao begins a quest for nutrition resiliency

Resilience to natural and man-made disasters tops the agenda of Siargao Island mayors after they witnessed the devastation of typhoon Odette (international name: Rai). To reach resiliency, the mayors are prioritizing health and nutrition improvements to ensure their constituents’ good health and safety even during emergencies. The Alumni Association of Asian Institute of Management (AAAIM) […]

5 Manila villages improve nutrition systems in 3 months

Just three months after attending the Barangay Leadership for Nutrition and Development (BL4ND), five barangays (villages) in Manila fulfilled needed nutrition reforms, including: the formulation of the Barangay Nutrition Action Plan with funding; the designation of the Barangay Nutrition Action Officer; and intensified tracking, profiling, and assessment of pregnant women and malnourished children. Barangays 123, 212, […]

BARMM leaders and partners set to fulfill UHC

Bangsamoro Region’s health leaders and stakeholders gathered in a two-day summit to learn how Universal Health Care (UHC) has progressed in two implementation sites and the specific steps toward UHC’s full implementation in the region given its distinct structure and context. Two cases were presented: Maguindanao where the health system is devolved to the Bangsamoro […]

Integrated family planning services for UHC

The importance of family planning (FP) in achieving Universal Health Care (UHC) was highlighted in the 2022 International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) held in Pattaya City, Thailand from November 14 to 17, 2022. At the said event, the Zuellig Family Foundation (ZFF) presented its leadership course on Minimum Initial Service Package for Sexual and […]