The abuse and neglect of children have been described in every country of the world where there has been an investigation of the issue [1-5].It has been estimated that, each year, 40 million children under age 15 years around the world suffer from abuse or neglect that requires health and social care . The recognition of child abuse as a global public health problem is recent [6, 7]. Investigations, in both developed and lesser-developed countries, have demonstrated significant initial and long-term harm [8-10].However, professionals in many countries continue to be blind to the problem. Clinical skills in the recognition of child abuse, even among medical professionals in countries with a history of awareness, are far from ideal. There are fewhours devoted to child abuse in medical curricula even in the United States (US), a country that has one of the largest clinical literatures on the problem . Physicians and other child workers in developing, as well as industrialized countries, must increase their skills and awareness of the problem.