Message from the Executive Director
Our goal is to have at least one Child Protection Unit or Women and Children Protection Unit in every province in the Philippines. We are very near that goal. The remaining provinces without a WCPU are mainly in Luzon and Mindanao. With the inclusion of Child Protection in the Pediatric residency training program and Women and Child Protection in the Obstetrics & Gynecology residency training program, there is also demand for training from private hospitals. We are pleased to announce that there are 3 new training centers: Baguio General Hospital in Luzon, Vicente Sotto Memorial Hospital in the Visayas and Southern Philippines Medical Center in Mindanao. Our efforts will be doubled to reach all 81 provinces within the next 5 years. This is one of the major contributions of CPN to the Philippine Plan of Action to End Violence Against Children. The WCPU is a delivery system for multidisciplinary services that has a nationwide reach. It is the response system for all forms of abuse including victims of trafficking and online child sexual abuse and exploitation.
Bernadette J. Madrid, MD
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