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"It is my aspiration that health finally will be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for."
United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan


The Situation of the Philippine Population and Reproductive Health Analysis (SPP-RH) aims to contribute to a better understanding of the causes of the country’s population dynamics, levels and trends, the reproductive health situation and the status of gender equality, and how these are all interrelated with the overall economic development of the country, particularly the well being of the poor.

Issues are examined within the context of the national development policies and plans, the goals of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) program of action, and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The report also aims to assess the relevance and adequacy of national population-related policies and programs, as well as the country’s capacity to address population, reproductive health and gender issues effectively. This report will thus serve as a basis for recommending strategic actions responsive to the population and reproductive health needs of women, men and families.