Dr. Nasair from the Fiji Islands, an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Fiji National University, is the new President of the Pacific Society for Reproductive Health (PSRH).

She was elected at last week’s 12th Biennial Conference of the PSRH held in Port Vila.

Dr. Nasair teaches the final year MBBS students and she also teaches the post graduates in obstetrics and gynecology.

She works at Fiji’s biggest hospital, the Colonial War Memorial in Suva.

She spoke with the Daily Post in an interview about her plans for the next two years in the position.

“First of all I must say, this country is beautiful and from the time that we landed at the airport, Vanuatu people, the local organizing committee, they’ve made us feel very welcome.

“The cocktail we had I think the best we’ve ever had at the Pacific Society of Reproductive Health. The opening ceremony we had your Honorable Prime Minister who came to do our opening,” she started.

“This Pacific Society for Reproductive Health has all the member countries of the Pacific Islands, about 14 in all including Australia and New Zealand.

“It is an international society, which addresses the sexual and the reproductive health of all the women in the Pacific.

“This year, our theme was: ‘The sexual and reproductive health and the Sustainable Development Goals, the Catalyst for Accelerating Progress’.

“We started the program with pre-conference workshops, which there were six altogether. One was on family planning, one was on ultrasound, the third of pregnancy and emergency training (), a colposcopy workshop, we had a research and audit workshop and this three-day conference.

“During my time as the President, I want all the members to take ownership of this society and I want actually for each and every one of us not to be afraid to have a voice.

“I want our healthcare to reach each and every woman of the Pacific, be it in the urban, be it educated, be it in the rural, be it some unknown woman, I want all of them to be treated with respect, with dignity and to be given a choice.

“On contraception, they decide on having the number of children, they decide, but we are there to provide them with information, and we will try and target each and every one. That is my aim.” READ MORE