FAUW Presents Lecture with Dr. Mercardo, A Global Health Advocate

The Filipino Association of University Women (FAUW) presented a ZOOM meeting and lecture with Dr. Susan Pineda Mercado on Sept. 26. The lecture, “A Portrait of a Filipina as a Global Health Advocate,” can be viewed at facebook.com/FAUWHawaii even after Sept. 26.

Dr. Mercado is the incoming Director for Food Systems and Resilience of the Hawaii Public Health Institute. Prior to moving to Hawaii this month, she was the Strategic Adviser for COVID-19, International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Asia Pacific Region. She was also the Special Envoy of the President Global Health Initiative in the Philippines.

She  worked with the Worth Health Organization for 15  years and was WHO Director for NCD and Health through the Life Course in the Western Pacific — the highest ranking Filipina at WHO. Previously she served as Undersecretary for Health, Philippines and has been active in training doctors and public health professionals as adjunct research faculty of the National TeleHealth Center of the National Institutes of Health, UP.

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