Pictured from left to right: Kathy Calvin and Tim Wirth of the United Nations Foundation, Rita O’Connor of Americans for UNFPA, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin of UNFPA, Suzanne Ehlers of Population Action International, and Adrienne Germain of the International Women’s Health Coalition.
On Wednesday, January 12, IWHC joined the United Nations Foundation, Americans for UNFPA, and Population Action International in hosting a welcoming reception for Dr. Babatunde Osothimehin, the newly-appointed Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund. One of the most respected members of the medical profession, Dr. Osotimehin has a distinguished track record on behalf of reproductive health and human rights, particularly for women and young people, and we look forward to his continuing leadership.
We’re in the final weeks of preparing for our annual gala! Join us on February 8, 2011 to celebrate strong women and healthy communities. This year we will honor Paul Farmer, the co-founder of Partners In Health, and hear from our partner Ishita Chaudhry from the youth-led YP Foundation in India. Click here to purchase tickets today.
And this week on Akimbo we covered sexual and reproductive rights and health issues in three different countries: