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SOCIO-CULTURAL DETERMINANTS OF INDUCED ABORTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: THE CASE OF MANILA, PHILIPPINES
Project Director:          Alicia Manlagnit
Funding Agency:        Overseas Development Administrations (ODA) British Government

The project study sought to determine the factors that are associated with an increased risk of abortion both in the community and in the hospital environments.  It compared not only the demographic but also the socio-cultural characteristics of women who underwent abortion with those who did not. It was expected that the results provided would enable policy-makers to have a better understanding of a high-risk population to which more intensive sexual/family planning education and follow-up may be applied.

Key words: risks of abortion, high-risk populations, sexual/family planning education

 

PHILIPPINE DIRECTORY OF AVAILABLE SERVICES FOR THE HANDICAPPED
Project Director:          Fr. Luke Moortgat, CICM
Funding Agency:        United Nations Voluntary Fund for Disabled Persons

This project was undertaken by the Deaf Assistance, Training, Employment Center (DATE) which was established in 1988 by the project director to provide training and employment services for the hearing impaired.  The main objective of the project is to develop a computerized directory of all organizations and centers in the Philippines that provide services for the handicapped.  This directory was then distributed for free or mailed to all concerned national and local organizations, churches of various denominations, and local government groups.

Key words: hearing impaired, training and employment services, handicapped services, local government groups

 

MINDORO MARKETING PROGRAM
Project Director:          Jesusa M. Marco
Funding Agency:        Philippine Business for Social Progress

Due to the unique social realities obtaining in the uplands, this program was expected to consider several crucial factors such as the prevailing environmental conditions in the pilot sites, the traditional lifestyle of those directly affected by the entry of such a program, and the available resources of the assisting NGO and implementing People’s Organization (PO). Specifically, PURC was expected to: 1) conduct a community profiling in two Paitan Mangyan Mission project sites in Oriental Mindoro; 2) document the field experiences of various NGOs and/or POs engaged in marketing upland projects; and 3) document all activities related to the conduct of the marketing research.  At the end of the research project, PBSP was provided general guidelines for the development of the marketing program.

Key words: Mangyan Mission project, community profiling, marketing research, non-government organizations (NGOs), people’s organizations (POs)

 

INNOVATIVE HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT: CASE STUDIES OF SELECTED HAMIS AWARDEES
Project Director:          Ma. Elena Chiong-Javier
Funding Agency:        Health and Management Information System (Department of Health

The overall aim of this study is to provide the Department of Health and the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (DOH-GTZ) with data inputs to be used in the forthcoming second HAMIS awarding. Data will consist of case descriptions and analyses of ten selected HAMIS project awardees. The major areas of analyses include organizational set-up and management, health care delivery systems, community involvement, the awardees’ perceived project sustainability (factors perceived to contribute to project sustainability and the strengths and weaknesses of their project); plans and/or prospects (including the role of HAMIS in the realization of these plans); and experiences with the first HAMIS contest (how the project came to know about the contest, benefits derived from the contest, and allocation of cash prizes). Two data gathering techniques were used: review of existing project documents and key informant interviews.

Key words:  Health and Management Information System (HAMIS) awarding, health care delivery systems, case descriptions

 

A RESEARCH FRAMEWORK IN SOCIAL POLICY DEVELOPMENT
IN SELECTED COUNTRIES IN THE ASIAN REGION

Project Director:                      Pilar Ramos-Jimenez
Funding Agency:                    International Development Research Centre

The overall objective of this paper was to review the state of social policy formulation in the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, China, and Vietnam in order to delineate issues, priorities, needs, and relevant methodologies that can be addressed in future inter-country researches.

Data were obtained from: a) a review of published social policy documents; b) interviews of policy makers and researchers from the Philippines, Thailand, and Indonesia regarding policy formulation, research and training needs, prospects in the future, problems, and priorities; and c) proceedings of the workshop on “Regional Consultation on Needs and Priorities for Research on Social Policy Development in Asia” held from June 8 to 10, 1992 at De La Salle University. The final output was a research framework for a regional social policy development strategy for Asia.

Data revealed that while the formulation of social policies is guided by a number of factors—political, cultural, resources availability, and international aid—the crux in social policy analysis is the translation of policies into viable and meaningful programs that would encompass appropriate mechanisms, vertical and horizontal linkages, coordination, grassroots participation, and support. In linking social policy to the improvement of quality of life, the intervening process is the access to and utilization of services.

Key words:  Asian region, social policy development, research and training, grassroots participation, quality of life

 

ASIA AND PACIFIC SECOND SOCIAL SCIENCE AND MEDICINE (APSSAM) CONFERENCE:  ITS PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION
Project Director:          Pilar Ramos-Jimenez
Funding Agency:        The Ford Foundation

The conference was held under the joint auspices of the Asia and Pacific Regional Task Force of the International Forum for the Social Sciences in Health and the Social Sciences and Medicine International Journal.  The meeting was known as the Asia and Pacific Second Social Science and Medicine (APSSAM) Conference.  The Philippine Organizing Committee was composed of health and social scientists from the academe, government, and non-government organizations. 

The organizers agreed that the thrust of the conference should address partnership experiences in Asia and the Pacific among social scientists, health professionals, and community organizations working together to improve the health of human populations.  The theme of the conference was thus “Meeting the Health of the 21st Century:  Partnership in Social Science and Health Science.” The objectives of the five-day conference were to: a) share partnership experiences and findings from research, training and action in different health areas, particularly gender, sexuality and reproductive health; traditional medicine and pharmaceuticals; disaster management; child and adolescent health; gerontology; environmental, occupational and urban health; infectious and tropical diseases; health policy development; health ethics; the teaching of social sciences in health; and other pertinent areas of human health; b) identify issues and concerns relevant to the partnership in health care that can be addressed through the collaboration of social scientists, health professionals, and community organizations; c) launch an Asia and the Pacific network of social scientists in health; and d) develop a program of action to strengthen working relationships among social scientists, health professionals, program planners, and community workers.

The conference culminated with the establishment of the Asia and Pacific Regional Network of the International Forum for Social Sciences in Health (APNET) and the adoption of two major resolutions.

These resolutions were:  a) fora to examine the teaching of health social sciences in the region, and b) the establishment of an Asia and Pacific Working Group for Gender, Sexuality and Reproductive Health.  Both efforts are to be part of the APNET with the aim of facilitating information sharing and collaborative activities in teaching research and training. 

Key words: Asia and the Pacific, health social science, gender, sexuality, reproductive health, partnership experiences

 

CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITIES IN ASIA AND THE CHALLENGE OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Project Director:          Robert Salazar
Funding Agency:        Association of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia

The project is part of a three-country (Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand) study on the nature and extent of community development and extension activities of Christian universities.  The values that universities hope to foster through these activities and the conditions through which this could be done successfully are among the study’s major concerns. Initial findings indicate that the schools’ development activities differ in their strategies and emphasis, although all are focused mainly on poverty groups and other disadvantaged sectors.

Key words: Christian universities in Asia, community development, poverty groups

 

PARTICIPATORY UPLAND MANAGEMENT PROGRAM:  RESEARCH AND RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES
Project Director:          Robert Salazar
Funding Agency:        The Ford Foundation

The Program sought to: 1) undertake research on community-based, participatory approaches toward the sustainable management of upland resources and the efficient and effective delivery and use of basic services; 2) provide research support to government agencies, non-government organizations, and community-based groups in the formulation of policies, management of programs, and implementation and review of projects relevant to upland development; and 3) maintain and operate a center that would gather, develop, utilize, and disseminate information and resource materials on upland issues.  In effect, the Program wanted to sustain the efforts it had initiated since the first project grant was given in 1981, and to create viable alternative responses to current realities.

Accomplishments of PUMP in its major research activities included technical support to the Upland Development Program of the DENR and conduct of research studies on upland concerns; in its development of research materials at the Philippine Uplands Resource Center (PURC) were an increase in its library collection, completed library data computerization, continuing to serve as an information channel for upland development practitioners, and forging closer relationships with government and non-government organizations through involvement in UNAC and participation in seminars and workshops; in the Mangyan School project was continuing to develop additional instructional materials; in institutional development was continuing to upgrade the skills and capabilities of the staff by providing supplementary grants for graduate studies and for participation in training workshops; in publications was the release of new materials in the form of a fieldwork study and a monitoring and evaluation handbook; and in other activities,  giving the DLSU Communication Arts Department fund support to produce a TV documentary and sponsoring a seminar on the 1991 Local Government Code.

 

THE EVALUATION OF SOCIAL FORESTRY PROJECTS: SUSTAINED FARMER PARTICIPATION IN SELECTED PROJECTS IN CEBU
Project Director:          Rosemary Fernholz
Funding Agency:        The Ford Foundation

This survey sought to determine what sustains farmer participation in reforestation and forest conservation activities.  It focuses on the long-term participation of upland farmers who harvest forest products or farm the mountain slopes.  The study also determines whether social forestry projects have the ingredients that can ensure sustainability.  The study sites were selected barangays in Badian, Alegria and Alcoy of Cebu Province.

Key words: reforestation and forest conservation, upland farmers, social forestry, Cebu province



 

 

 

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