In the Know - Amelia Mangay-Maglacas, DrPH, RN, FRCN (UK), ScD (HoN)

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She is the first Filipina to be named as World Health Organization’s Chief Scientist for Nursing. 

Amelia Mangay-Maglacas, DrPH, RN, FRCN (UK) is a consultant in International Health and Nursing; Adjunct Professor at the Department of Public Health, Mental Health and Administrative Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago; and visiting professor, University of Asia and the Pacific, Pasig City, Philippines. She was a recipient of an honorary doctorate from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Her many local and international awards have attested to the recognition of her significant leadership and contributions in primary health care development and conceptualization and initiation of the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centers for Nursing and Midwifery which has become an important focus and links to worldwide nursing.