Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin is executive director of the U.N. Population Fund since January 2011. A renowned physician and public health expert, he was previously Nigerian minister of health and director-general of the country’s agency on AIDS. At UNFPA, Babatunde supervises efforts to promote the rights and ability of young people to build a better world in the context of sexual and reproductive health.
The health, rights and dignity of women and adolescents should not be treated as an afterthought in humanitarian action, writes Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of UNFPA, in this exclusive guest commentary.
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of UNFPA, shares three crucial facts that we must recognize as the international community addresses the complex threats of climate change and conflict, in this op-ed.
It is women and girls who are paying the highest price in today's crises — as their bodies become battlefields in war zones, and they struggle to maintain their dignity and the health and welfare of their families, writes Babatunde Osotimehin, the executive director of the U.N. Population Fund.
As the world ramps up its response to the escalating Ebola crisis, women are being disproportionately affected, and their needs and participation should be prioritized. An exclusive commentary by UNFPA Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin.
Why spend billions on life-saving interventions if we can push to improve the health of young people in a sustainable way? There is true value for money in investing in reproductive health and family planning, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin writes in an guest opinion for Devex.