Mabel Bianco

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Mabel Bianco, M.D. "is founder and president of the Foundation for the Study and Investigation of Women (FEIM), a research and advocacy organization based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, that has advised both government and civil society on women's sexual and reproductive health and rights since 1989. A medical doctor and epidemiologist by training, Dr. Bianco served in the newly democratic Argentine government as an advisor under the Ministry of Health and Social Action from 1984 to 1989. In that position she immediately succeeded in lifting the ban against family planning in the national health care program. From 2000 to 2002, Dr. Bianco headed Argentina's National AIDS Program, drawing attention to women's vulnerability to HIV and coordinating the first regional forum on HIV/AIDS in Rio de Janeiro. She has participated in the creation of various coalitions on women's health and rights, including the National Network on Women's Health and the Latin America and Caribbean Women's Health Network (LACWHN), for which she served as a board member until 2000. She currently sits on LACWHN's advisory board and coordinates the International Women's AIDS Caucus, a group she created in 1992 as part of the International AIDS Society." [1]

She is a director of the International Women's Health Coalition.

External links

  • Directors, Ipas, accessed December 28, 2007.