Girlie Garcia-Lorenzo

Ashoka Fellow
Philippines
Fellow Since 2013
This description of Girlie Garcia-Lorenzo's work was prepared when Girlie Garcia-Lorenzo was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2013.
Introduction
Poor children suffering from chronic illnesses in Philippine public hospitals experience extreme stress and pain. Families and hospital staff also suffer from the physical demands of caring and the emotional strain of treating children with serious, often terminal, conditions. Maria Fatima “Girlie” Lorenzo is transforming Philippine public hospitals by creating a national system for psychosocial support for indigent patients, their families, and caregivers.
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