In its thrust to further provide quality and top-notch medical care and responsive social services to the public, Manila Doctors Hospital (MDH), one of the leading tertiary hospitals in the country, continues to ink new and existing partnerships with private and public institutions in the Philippines.
Last May 2023, MDH signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with ABS-CBN Foundation (AFI) for the creation of programs that will seek to protect children’s rights, raise awareness on child protection and mental wellness, and provide referrals for medical services.
MDH and AFI will collaborate on the provision of medical support for pediatric patients and the implementation of Bantay Bata 163’s Child Safe Schools and Project MIND in Rafael Palma Elementary School and Amado V. Hernandez Elementary School, both beneficiaries of MDH’s School Health Program.
In addition, the partnership will also provide MDH a bolstered dissemination of Bantay Bata’s HELPLINE 163, a child-focused helpline, which gives access to rescue from child abuse, basic social work counseling and free psychological services.
As part of the strengthened collaboration of MDH with public institutions, the tertiary hospital also signed an expanded MOA with the office of Senator Sherwin T. Gatchalian, through its WIN Action Center last July 27, 2023.
The renewed partnership is expected to boost the hospital’s social services programs and their continuous collaboration for the annual celebration of National Teachers Month and the conduct of external medical and surgical missions.
The partnership with the then First District Representative of Valenzuela began in 2014, and has so far served more than 8,000 patients.
The senator was also an active partner of the hospital for its various social and healthcare campaigns like the Anti-Violence against Women and Children (VAWC), Cervical Cancer Awareness, Anti-Human Trafficking, and Mental Wellness for Children with Trauma. (PR)