Planned Parenthood Global is proud to congratulate our colleague and friend Carmen Barroso on her recent win of the 2016 United Nations Population Award. Barroso, an accomplished social scientist and former executive director of the International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR), has dedicated her life to addressing pressing questions around population, focusing on global sexual and reproductive health and rights.
“No one deserves the Population Award more than Carmen Barroso, an incredible academic, social scientist, and champion for the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and young people around the world,” said Latanya Mapp Frett, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Global. “For decades she has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of people in every corner of society by advocating for access to family planning and reproductive health, including as the head of IPPF/WHR with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. She is an experienced, proven leader and we are proud to celebrate her accomplishments today.”
For more than 40 years, Planned Parenthood Global, the international arm of PPFA, has been working overseas to ensure that women, men, and young people in some of the world’s most neglected areas have access to the health care they need to control their bodies and their futures. By partnering with local advocates, medical service providers, and youth leaders and helping to build sustainable networks and organizations, we find innovative ways to deliver critical services and fight for more inclusive laws and policies.
Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, as well as the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With over 650 health centers across the country, Planned Parenthood organizations serve all patients with care and compassion, with respect and without judgment. Through health centers, programs in schools and communities, and online resources, Planned Parenthood is a trusted source of reliable health information that allows people to make informed health decisions. We do all this because we care passionately about helping people lead healthier lives.
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April 28, 2016