Sexual and Reproductive Health
Following a 2015 assessment, MSF confirmed the need for sexual and reproductive health services in the densely populated and impoverished districts of the country’s capital, Manila. In collaboration with a local organisation, Likhaan, MSF staff offer sexual and reproductive health services at two clinics based in the Tondo and San Andres slum communities.MSF offers family planning services and care for victims of sexual violence, human papilloma virus vaccines, as well as screening and treatment for cervical cancer.
Following the siege of Marawi, MSF offered psychological first aid and ran water, sanitation and hygiene activities for people displaced by the conflict between the Philippine armed forces and two pro-Islamic State factions, the Maute group and Abu Sayyaf, in Marawi city, Mindanao region. MSF has remained in the area to support internally displaced people and returnees.