Gender and Development (GAD) and Women stakeholders, various community sectors, and LGUs attended the Forum on Women’s Health, held today at the FTMON Hall in Bacolod City, spearheaded by the Provincial Gender and Development Focal Point System (PGFPS).
The forum aims to highlight the importance of women’s health and address the continuing gender gap in healthcare.Gov. Bong Lacson, Board Members Rita Gatuslao and Juvy Pepello, OWWA OIC Regional Director Rizza Joy Moldes, Executive Assistant to the Governor and PGFPS Action Officer Marie June Castro, among others, were present at the forum.
Gov. Lacson said that despite growing awareness of the state of women’s health, the gender gap in health care continues and is especially noticeable in developing nations.
“Let us encourage Negrense women to prioritize their own health and not overlook their own needs owing to their natural motivation to prioritize the health of their spouse or children,” he said.
“Today, let us not just renew our focus, let us commit to action and make sure that in Negros Occidental, women’s rights are upheld, and all forms of discrimination eradicated,” he added.
The women’s health service providers during the International Day of Action for Women’s Health, namely, Lorenzo Zayco District Hospital, Provincial Health Office, Philippine Obstetrics and Gynecological Society Negros Occidental Chapter, were also recognized and given certificates of recognition, as part of the activity.
Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) magazines related to GAD were also distributed to LGUs and barangays.*#AbanseNegrense