TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, June 25 (PIA)—The Commission on Population(Popcom) in Eastern Visayas is set to launch on July a new program dubbed as U4U Teen Trail to address the increasing incidence of teenage pregnancies in the region.
Popcom-8 Regional Director Elnora R. Pulma said,U4U will be part of the Department of Health (DOH) on Wheels: Kalusugan Pangkalahatan or KP Roadshow to be held on July 1 at the Schistosomiasis Research and Training Center in Palo, Leyte and on July 2 at the People’s Center in Tacloban City.
The road show is an educational caravan giving Filipino youth critical information on how to delay sexual debut, prevent teen pregnancy and avoid sexually transmitted infections.
U4U Trail Caravan serves as a promotion vehicle to introduce teens to online and mobile tools where it focus on promoting public health and at the same time providing services and information to women, children, adolescents, fathers and senior citizens .
Pulma said this initiative is part of the efforts of the government to achieve Millenium Development Goals’ 4 and 5-the reduction of child mortality and the improvement of maternal health not only in the region but in the whole country as well.
U4U was first launched in Albay in January this year and this is the second major adolescent health and youth development advocacy campaign after the success of Crossroads, an adolescent youth and development film. (AJC/CBA/PIA-8/Popcom 8)