The Gender and Development Focal Point System (GFPS) of National Kidney and Transplant Institute was established in February 2014. Its purpose is catalyze and accelerate gender mainstreaming across the organization to ensure that in its development there in equality in the participation and empowerment of its people towards an effective implementation at strategies for equality services to its clienteles.


The NKTI GFPS strives to achieve quality services on patient care, training and research through gender responsive governance.


Support the NKTI’s thrust through mainstreaming gender and development in all its programs and operations.
Promote gender equality and provide gender sensitive services among stakeholders.

CORE VALUES Core values translated in Filipino
Gender - sensitivity Pagkakapantay-pantay ng ating kapwa
Empowerment Pagpapalawig ng kakayahan
Nondiscriminatory Patas ng pakikitungo
Dignity Pagpapahalaga sa dangal pantao
Empathy Pag-agapay
Respect Paggalang


  • Mainstream gender and development in all NKTI offices
  • Establish a mechanism for gender – responsive policy and program formulation and implementation.
  • Build data management system as means for tracking gender.

GFPS Organizational Structure


Aiming to give its patients a better quality of life, the National Kidney and Transplant Institute provides gynecology services to its female patients to monitor certain reproductive health conditions prior to transplantation. The Women’s Health Clinic, on the other hand, meets the needs of female non-transplant patients. The Clinic offers the following services:


  • Consults
  • Cervical screening with conventional Pap Smear
  • HPV Vaccination
  • OB-GYN ultrasound
  • Colposcopy of the vulva, vagina, cervix
  • Infertility work-ups
  • Gynecologic clearances for female patients who will undergo kidney transplant and donor nephrectomy
  • Office procedures including cervical and endometrial biopsies
  • Day surgeries at the minor operating room (e.g., curettages, excision and cautery)


  • Surgery for benign gynecologic conditions
  • Surgery for malignant gynecologic conditions
  • Minimally invasive surgery for both benign and malignant gynecologic conditions
  • Interdepartmental referrals
  • Participation in cases needing multidisciplinary care
  • Part of the executive check-up

Since men are women’s partners in the act of nation-building, specific health programs have been created for men. The Center of Urology and Men’s health (CUMH) offers services like Urology, Oncology, Lithotripsy, Neuro-Urology and Urodynamics, Male Infertility and Andrology.

The Gender Specific and Reproductive Health and Wellness Program for men and women was launched in January 2016 through the Institute’s Lifestyle Medicine Program.

Merika D. Jimenez
Chairperson, NKTI-GFPS-TWG