Zonta Club of Ilocos Norte provides free medical, legal and counseling services for women and girls
The Zonta Club of Ilocos Norte, Philippines, recently launched a monthly program offering free medical, legal and counselling services to women and children.
The services are held every second Saturday at the newly inaugurated Zonta building, located in the bustling center of Laoag City. The program has a permanent regular rotation of six Zontian doctors of various fields, such as gynecology and obstetrics, internal medicine, pediatrics and ophthalmology. Four lawyers are available for legal consultations and two expert psychologists for guidance counselling services. With the aim of making healthcare, procedures, vitamins, medicine and legal aid accessible to those who truly need them, the pro bono program has proved to be a rewarding success.