www.gmanews.tv SEC. 7. Access to Family Planning All accredited health facilities shall provide a full range of modern family planning methods, except in specialty hospitals which may render such services on optional basis. For poor patients, such services shall be fully covered by PhilHealth Insurance and/or government financial assistance on a no balance billing. After the use of any PhilHealth benefit involving childbirth and all other pregnancy-related services, if the beneficiary wishes to space or prevent her next pregnancy, PhilHealth shall pay for the full cost of family planning. SEC. 8. Maternal and Newborn Health Care in Crisis Situations Local government units and the Department of Health shall ensure that a Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for reproductive health, including maternal and neonatal health care kits and services as defined by the DOH, will be given proper attention in crisis situations such as disasters and humanitarian crises. MISP shall become part of all responses by national agencies at the onset of crisis and emergencies. Temporary facilities such as evacuation centers and refugee camps shall be equipped to respond to the special needs in the following situations: normal and complicated deliveries, pregnancy complications, miscarriage and post-abortion complications, spread of HIV/AIDS and STIs, and sexual and gender-based violence. SEC. 9. Maternal Death Review All Local Government Units (LGUs), national and local government hospitals

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden are joined by President Obama and Vice President Biden as they launch Joining Forces, a national initiative to support and honor America’s service members and their families. April 12, 2011.
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