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Thursday, March 11, 2010

HEALTHRIGHT INTERNATIONAL APPOINTS JULIE BECKER AS NEW VICE PRESIDENT FOR PROGRAMS

NEW YORK, NY – HealthRight International has announced the addition of a new member of the organization’s senior management team – Julie Becker, who will join HealthRight on March 31, 2010 as Vice President, Programs.

 Ms. Becker comes to HealthRight with over 20 years of experience in the field of public health and rights, most recently as the Senior Director of Country and Regional Programs for the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative. She has dedicated much of her career to developing innovative programs that address women’s vulnerability to HIV/AIDS. She also offers extensive knowledge of reproductive health and rights and other global health programs, with previous senior experience at EngenderHealth and International Planned Parenthood Federation, working in countries throughout Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia.

“Julie’s expertise and experience make her an outstanding addition to HealthRight’s senior leadership team,” said Mila Rosenthal, Executive Director of HealthRight. “We are all looking forward to working with her to build upon HealthRight’s innovative programming – further increasing the impact of our work around the world through strengthening partnerships, demonstrating successes, and advocating for concrete, evidence-based policy solutions.”

“HealthRight has an incredible legacy of bold and innovative programming going back twenty years to the organization’s founding by Dr. Jonathan Mann, who was a true visionary in focusing the field’s attention on the inextricable link between health and human rights,” said Ms. Becker. “I’m thrilled to join the HealthRight team, and look forward to continuing and growing our efforts to build sustainable models of prevention and care and realize the right to health for women, children and men who have faced exclusion and marginalization.”
 
Ms. Becker will oversee all aspects of HealthRight’s programs on four continents addressing some of the world’s most pressing health challenges, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria; women’s health; orphans and vulnerable children; and the needs of survivors of torture and other human rights abuses.

To learn more, visit www.healthright.org