UPCN and Philippine Red Cross sign MOU

On October 19, 2015, MOU was signed between the Philippine Red Cross and UPM at the PRC Headquarters with PRC Chair Richard Gordon and UPM Chancellor Carmencita Padilla as signatories. This MOU is an offshoot of the UPCN involvement in the Asia Pacific Emergency and Disaster Nursing Network and the UPCN work in promoting nurses roles and capacity in disaster work. UPCN will be providing technical support to the Disaster Nursing Project of PRC funded by Japan Red Cross Society for 2016-2019.

This initiative is part of UPCN’s work as a WHO Collaborating Center and involvement with APEDNN as a founding institutional member in promoting a national network together with DOH and PNA.

Witnessing the event were UPCN Dean Tejero, APEDNN Secretariat and Project head, Dr. Josefina Tuazon, PRC Sec-General Gwendolyn Pang and PRC Health Services Manager Dr. Ann Claire Reyta. Representing J apan Red Cross Society was Mr. Taku Yoshida, JRCS Cebu Program Coordinator. Chairman Richard Gordon is looking forward to “the Philippine Red Cross as a standard in the field of humanitarian aid and disaster response which produces competent and ready volunteer nurses. “