Philippines

Cecilia Santos is Consultant for Health Concerns, Philippines Department of the Interior and Local Government. The position is the intermediary between the Department of Health and associations of nurses and midwives. She pioneered the national Midwifery Agenda, which led to the creation and institutionalization of the Philippine League of Government Midwives, Inc., currently the largest body of professional midwives in the country with chapters nationwide and with a local chapter among the professional midwives working in Hong Kong. She played a key role in passage of the Midwifery Act of 1992.

Cecilia previously served as Assistant Secretary, Department of Health; Member of the Board of Midwifery; Population Program Manager in the San Juan office; and was the founder of the Philippine League of Government Midwives. She has Masters in Public Health and Government Management, a BS in Business Administration and is a 1975 graduate of the Midwifery course at Ortañez University.

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