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Carmencita N. Reodica, MD

Carmencita N. Reodica, MD
AKA Carmencita Noriega Reodica

1st Filipina Secretary of Health (1996)

“Globalization could mean a more open flow of medical goods and services including technology, drugs and supplies, and even health insurance services. The promise of globalization includes cheaper and better quality medical care, and, possibly, higher returns for our competitive resources, manpower and facilities. Of course, there are also risks associated with these opportunities.”


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