WVHRDC-funded project kicks off with pre-implementation meeting

A research project from the University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) dubbed “Maternal and Child Health Services Utilization in Selected Municipalities in Iloilo Province before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, Western Visayas, Philippines: A Retrospective Cohort Study” underwent a pre-implementation meeting conducted by the Western Visayas Health Research and Development Consortium – Research Management Committee (WVHRDC-RMC).

The study received approval in December 2021 and is planned to be implemented for five months. This project will tackle maternal healthcare services utilization before and during the pandemic. Some objectives include healthcare for pregnant women and immunization rates and coverage of infants 0 – 12 months old.

In attendance were four participants from the member institution, namely, Prof. Serafin O. Malecosio Jr., the project’s Principal Investigator, Maria Rotsen A. Cayanan, the Admin Officer from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension, and two members of the project team, namely, Denise Joy Pelipaga and Ed Nelson Lacson.