Winnie Byanyima Of UNAIDS, Matshidiso Moeti Of WHO Should Prioritize Women’s Health, Opinion Piece Says
IPS: UNAIDS and WHO Africa Leaders Should Prioritize Women’s Health
Ifeanyi Nsofor, medical doctor, CEO of EpiAFRIC, director of policy and advocacy for Nigeria Health Watch
“Two African women were recently appointed to top global health positions: Winnie Byanyima as the Executive Director of UNAIDS and Dr. Matshidiso Moeti reappointed as the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa. … In these powerful roles, they should also prioritize addressing issues uniquely affecting women — from HIV to childbirth to infectious diseases — because when women are healthy, the society progresses. Further, the health of women is a measure of a society’s level of development. As a father to two daughters, I am rooting for Ms. Byanyima and Dr. Moeti to succeed and leave the world healthier than they met it…” (9/13).