Tuesday , June 19, 2018

NGO shifts to 7-year strategy to pace up services

THE Family Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP) Iloilo Chapter is ready to accept a seven-year partnership between the chapter clinic and its office to match the 2016-2022 International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) strategic framework.

FPOP chapter president and City Councilor Liecel Zulueta-Salazar said the IPPF's framework has been accepted since 2014 when the local chapter transferred office.

The office put up a birthing clinic and laboratory accredited by PhilHealth.

Zulueta-Salazar is a nurse and chairman of the City Council Committee on Women and Family Relation.

She said the IPPF strategic framework focusing on pacing up of FPOP services was approved by the general membership during an assembly meeting.

A report from outgoing FPOP Executive Director Dr. Jonathan Flavier showed a financial control review on mismanaged internal projects, fund transfers, bias against chapter and clinics, and no staff retirement fund available.

Flavier said the organization must focus more on capacity building especially on chapter clinics instead of preference for national office staff attending international conferences and training opportunities. (LCP)