SAN DIEGO, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WomanCare Global today announced that two distinguished leaders, Dr. Gill Greer and Dr. Amy Tsui, have joined the organization's Board of Trustees. Both Dr. Greer and Dr. Tsui bring extensive global experience and have held senior leadership positions in women's reproductive health. Their many contributions have helped shape the reproductive health field. They will provide guidance towards expanding access to critical reproductive health products that provide women with a full range of choices.
Dr. Greer served for 5 years as Director General of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), the world's largest international sexual and reproductive health NGO. IPPF works in 172 countries, providing advocacy, education and sexual and reproductive health services, including maternal health, HIV/AIDS, family planning and adolescent health. During this time, she also served on the Board of ICON, IPPF's company focused on the procurement and distribution of clinic commodities.
Dr. Greer was recently made Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for services to international health and women's rights. Currently, she is the founder and director of Time plus Talents, a consultancy that enables organizations to increase their effectiveness in the areas of health, education and human rights.
Dr. Greer commented, "I am excited to work with WomanCare Global. I believe in their mission and I look forward to helping them deliver on their mandate."
Dr. Amy Tsui is the Director of the Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, as well as a professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health. She is a world-renowned social demographer and researcher and has written extensively about international family planning, including the inequity of unwanted fertility and contraceptive service access in developing countries.
Dr. Tsui has also evaluated the effect of social franchising networks in expanding contraceptive service access and quality in India, Pakistan and Ethiopia. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, and serves on various scientific review and advisory committees of federal and international agencies.
Dr. Tsui remarked, "I am thrilled to serve on this board alongside my colleagues who are passionate about women's reproductive healthcare issues. I think we can implement real solutions to today's global challenges and positively affect the lives of women all over the world."
Saundra Pelletier, WomanCare Global CEO, said, "We are honored that Dr. Greer and Dr. Tsui are joining the WomanCare Global Board of Trustees. It demonstrates the level of commitment we have to women's reproductive health and better enables us to realize our mission and vision for WomanCare Global."
Liz Maguire, the Board Chair of WomanCare Global added, "The diverse professional experience that Dr. Greer and Dr. Tsui bring to our board will help us further refine and better execute against our goal of providing access to high-quality, safe and affordable reproductive healthcare products to women around the world."
About WomanCare Global: WomanCare Global is a nonprofit organization working with partners around the world to improve the lives of women by providing access to affordable, quality reproductive health products. The organization believes that every woman, no matter where she lives, should have control over her reproductive health and family planning needs, ultimately improving her ability to care for herself and her family. WomanCare Global closes the access gap by bringing the same quality products available in the developed world to developing countries. WomanCare Global serves both public and private sectors via an established global supply chain reaching more than 100 countries around the world, with particular focus on under-served markets in Africa, Asia and Latin America. WomanCare Global was established by Ipas in 2009 and the two organizations continue to work closely together. WomanCare Global operates independently as a UK Registered Charity (No.1138896). For more information, please visit womancareglobal.org