Nursing Prof Joins Reproductive Health Confab in Malaysia

Nursing Prof Joins Reproductive Health Confab in Malaysia

A professor from the College of Nursing was one of the Filipino delegates in the Women Deliver 2013 Conference held May 28 to 30 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Prof. Florenda Cabatit represented Silliman University and the project Private Sector Mobilization for Family Health Project-Phase 2 (PRISM2), a project of the United States Agency for International Development in which the University is involved.

This year’s conference centered on the theme “Investing in women and girls is not the right thing to do but the smart thing to do.” It tackled the agenda of health and empowerment of girls and women among government officials, health care professions, private sector representatives, media, and civil society workers from around the world.

Women Deliver, the lead organization of the conference, is a non-government global organization which actively promotes women’s rights and reproductive health rights.

Silliman, through the College of Nursing, is a recipient of one of the PRISM2 projects involving training on Competency-Based Family Planning. The College continues to provide technical assistance through training on reproductive health in the region.