Former Senator 'Juan Flavier' Dead at 79
Former Secretary of the Department of Health (DOH) and a senator Juan Martin Flavier has died. He was 79.
InterAksyon reports that he died from succumbing to multiple organ failures brought about by pneumonia.
Juan M. Flavier was a former Secretary of the Department of Health and a senator (June 30, 1995 – June 30, 2007). He was born in Tondo, Manila eventually moving to Baguio City where he finished his secondary studies at the Baguio City National High School. He is trained as a Medical Doctor and received his degree in Medicine from the prestigious University of the Philippines College of Medicine, UP Manila in 1960 and Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University in 1969.
Prior to his appointment as the Secretary of the Department of Health, he went to serve the barrio people of Nueva Ecija and Cavite.
Flavier became president of the Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement in 1967. From 1978 to 1992 he was President of the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction.