Philippine Consulate General, New York, U.S.A.
September 27, 2018

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano hosted a reception in honor of Dr. Susan Mercado at the Philippine Consulate General in New York, United of States of America.

Dr. Mercado was appointed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte as Special Envoy for Global Health Initiatives in April 2018 and is the nominee of the Philippines for the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for the Western Pacific. The other nominees come from Japan, Malaysia and New Zealand.

In her present capacity, Dr. Mercado works closely with both the DFA and the Department of Health (DOH) on a range of global public health concerns.

A medical doctor with 30 years of experience, she has occupied several positions in the WHO for more than fifteen years and also served in the DOH. This year, she was named one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World as Innovator and Thought Leader by the Filipina Women’s Network (FWN).

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