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Aruga sa Batang may Cancer

The Aruga sa Batang may Cancer (ABC) Initiative is a project implemented by the University of the Philippines Open University and funded by the Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Health Research and Development dedicated to provide patients, caregivers and other healthcare providers an access to information related to pediatric palliative care. The website has 4 major components: Learning Management System for Health Professionals and Caregivers, Telemedicine, and Pediatric Cancer Registry.

Pediatric Palliative Care Course for Physicians (PPCCP)

  • Basic: General Concepts and Principles of Pediatric Palliative Care and Assessment and Management of Uncomplicated Pain and Other Symptoms

  • Advance: Opioids and Other Related Medicines in PPC, Teaching PPC, and PPC Quality Care

End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) Course

Online training courses on pediatric palliative care for nurses, and allied health professionals

Learning Management System for Primary Caregivers
(Sistema ng Pamamahala sa Pag-aaral para sa mga Tagapag-alaga)

This contains free learning resources for caregivers of children with cancer. Find information on cancer and learn how to provide support to children with cancer.


Cancer Registry

Statistics and information on pediatric cancer incidence, mortality, and survival in the Philippines.

News and Events

Aruga sa Batang may Cancer Initiative Implements its Telemedicine System in Bicol

The Aruga sa Batang may Cancer Initiative Project began the implementation of its telemedicine system in the Bicol Region on 13 September 2019. Instead of going to the Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital (BRTTH) in Legazpi City, three participating pediatric cancer patients had their follow-up consultation with Dr. Vincent B. Aguilar, Pediatric Hema-Oncologist in BRTTH, at the Bacon District Health Unit in Sorsogon with the support of Bacon Health District Health Officer, Dr. Jazel Saddao-Calleja.

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