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Alumni Updates - Summer 2008

  • Eltayeb Mansour (PLP Cohort 6, Sudan) Deputy Manager of the Sudan National AIDS Program, addressed the United Nations General Assembly in June 2008.

  • Ena Singh (PLP Cohort 2, India) spent the last months of 2007 in Sri Lanka, overseeing the UNFPA operations in that country. She returned to Delhi in January of 2008, happy to be home.

  • Maria Luisa Sanchez Fuentes (PLP Cohort 2, Mexico) was awarded the Eleanor Roosevelt Award at the 2008 Fourth Annual Global Women's Rights Awards for her courageous work on women’s reproductive rights. The Eleanor Roosevelt Award is given annually to a select few individuals who have contributed to advancing the rights of women and girls and to increasing awareness of the injustices women face on account of their gender.

  • Rakesh Kumar (PLP Cohort 3, India) has taken a Senior Program Manager position with Population Foundation of India (PFI). PFI has been working on scaling up successful pilot projects designed by NGOs in the field of reproductive health, with particular emphasis on home based neonatal care.

  • Muhammad Tariq (PLP Cohort 7, Pakistan) has joined the Ministry of Health of Pakistan as a consultant through 2011 on “Global Fund Tuberculosis, AIDS, and Malaria,” where he is involved with dispensing GFTAM and government money for national communication activities.

  • Amna Ibrahim Ahmed El hag (PLP Cohort 6, Sudan) is working as a national consultant at UNICEF and managing a national program to establish the National Child Information System in the Sudan.

  • Roberto Ador (PLP Cohort 1, Philippines) assumed the Executive Directorship of the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines in April 2008.

  • Carlos Guarnizo (PLP Cohort 4, Peru) founded (jointly with Lucy Lopez, PLP Cohort 1 from Peru), an NGO for Social Development called ProSynergy. SK Energy, a Korean Oil company, gave Carlos the opportunity to launch this organization in order to implement their Corporate Social Responsibility projects, and has committed US$8.8 million to ProSynergy for the next four years.

  • Ramon San Pascual (PLP Cohort 3, Philppines) now holds a co-faculty appointment in the University of the Philippines Population Institute.

  • Sattar Shahwani (PLP Cohort 6, Pakistan) is working as Assistant Director Administration, District Population Welfare Officer at the Provincial and District level, and focal person for UNFPA and RH projects.

  • Gelila Kidane (PLP Cohort 3, Ethiopia) is the Country Director for EngenderHealth in Ethiopia. In April 2008, EngenderHealth Ethiopia obtained an award of USD 40 million over five years from an anonymous donor to implement comprehensive contraception and abortion services throughout Ethiopia. This is expected to be the single largest reproductive health grant for any partner in Ethiopia, including USAID bi-laterals, in the coming years.