Manila Prak, MNSc is a registered Nurse who has become a strong leader in health care in Cambodia. In 1989, Prak received a Midwifery Diploma from the Battambang Regional Training Center in Cambodia. Afterward, Prak obtained a BNSc in Thailand at St. Louis College and a Master’s degree in Nursing Science at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, where she developed neonatal standards of care for nurses in Cambodia for her Master’s Thesis. In 1999, Prak became one of the first nurses at Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC). While at AHC, she became a Nursing Education Coordinator, Director of External Program Department, and today she is the Director of Global Child Health Department. Currently, she spends most of her time travelling between the capital of Cambodia and the rural Preah Vihear Province working towards policy issues and overseeing the implementation of local programmes. Prak is in charge of overseeing the implementation of the Saving Babies’ Lives program, which is run through AHC. In addition to her experience of more than 10 years, Prak has conducted funded research on infection control practices, continuing professional development, and work environments with the Ministry of Health.
Manila Prak(KHM) Cambodia: Nurse
Manila Prak, MNSc is currently the President of the newly formed Cambodia Nurses Association. Recently, she was accepted to be a fellow at the International Council of Nursing in Geneva, Switzerland. Prak has led work in policy development with the Ministry of Health on Standards of Practice for Nurses, Code of Ethics for Nurses, Nursing Process Framework, and Nursing & Midwifery Protocols in Cambodia. Currently, Prak spends her time addressing policy issues and overseeing the implementation of the Saving Babies’ Lives program at Angkor Hospital for Children.