In line with the implementation of Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law or RA 10354 and to the directives of the Department of Health to achieve zero unmet need for modern family planning, the Commission on Population-National Capital Region (POPCOM-NCR) initiated the conduct of the mapping of unmet need through house-to-house visitation of Barangay Health Workers and Barangay Service Point Officers.
POPCOM-NCR Regional Director Lolito Tacardon said the mapping of unmet need is a critical and urgent strategy to locate the women and couples with unmet need for modern family planning.
Series of orientations on how to conduct the mapping of those with FP unmet need have been done in the different Local Government Units (LGUs) in NCR, in coordination with the Responsible Parenthood and Family Planning (RPFP) Focal Persons.
The couples and women of reproductive age (WRA) with unmet need as identified in the mapping are provided with one-on-one FP counselling and/or invited to attend an RPFP session and eventually refer to health facility for service provision. ### (October 21, 2016)