Carmen Barroso

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Carmen Barroso, USA/Brazil

Since 2003, Dr Carmen Barroso has served as the Regional Director of the International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR). As the director of one of the most dynamic regions of IPPF, Dr Barosso has been a leader in innovation both in advocacy and services, especially for young women, and has been a strong proponent of building the leadership skills of IPPF’s youth volunteers. Dr Barroso currently serves on the board of the International AIDS Alliance, is co-chair of PAHO’s Panel on Gender and Health, and is a member of the Independent Expert Review Group of the Global Strategy on Women and Children’s Health, appointed by the Secretary General of the UN, and was named one of the 21 women leaders of the 21st Century by Women’s eNews. Dr Barroso holds a PhD from Columbia University in Social Psychology.

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