The Philippines: Assisting street children

© Roger Job Click for larger view The program addresses the medical and psychological problems encountered by these children, their families and their communities. Among its activities, MSF gives medical and psychosocial care to street children who engage in commercial sex work as well as to victims of sexual, physical and psychological abuse. MSF focuses particularly on sexual and reproductive health, because sexually transmitted infections are a key health problem. MSF also helps street children gain access to further health care and to legal support. Because malnutrition is a recurring phenomenon in the Philippines, MSF continued to operate a supplemental feeding program in Malabon, one of the city's slums, during 2003. MSF has worked in the Philippines since 1997. INTERNATIONAL STAFF: 2 NATIONAL STAFF: 30