A Turkish scientist has been elected the vice-president of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) European Network.
Professor Hakan Satiroglu from the Ankara University School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, who also heads the Turkish Family Planning Association, became the new vice-president of the IPPF EN after receiving votes from all member countries in Europe.
"As a result of our intense efforts in Turkey, we reduced infant mortality rate to 17 per thousand and maternal mortality rate to 20 per thousand," he said.
Founded in 1952, IPPF is the strongest global voice safeguarding sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for people in the world. It has more than 170 members in six regions.
IPPF EN includes 41 membership-based associations throughout Europe and Central Asia, as well as the Regional Office in Brussels, Belgium. IPPF EN has participative status with the Council of Europe and special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC). IPPF EN, both through its member associations and the regional office, collaborates with the European institutions, United Nations agencies such as the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
AAGüncelleme Tarihi: 19 Temmuz 2010, 11:18