Remarkable Women: Doctor leads fight vs childhood infectious disease


Posted at Mar 06 2019 04:48 PM

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MANILA - A group of doctors led by a woman aims to counter the anti-vaccination fear brought by the Dengvaxia controversy.

Anna Ong-Lim, president of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines, said it is unforgivable that children are dying from the outbreak of measles, a vaccine-preventable illness.

Seeing patients with infectious diseases daily pushes her team to work harder for education, prevention, and treatment, she told ANC's Early Edition.

"Being a woman in a field like this allows for a lot of empathy, communication that can be given uniquely by women...I'm glad I'm living in a society like which doesn't really count your gender against or for any particular profession that you choose to go into," she said.

As the world celebrates women's month this March, ANC pays tribute to female achievers who have made significant contributions to society.