WomanCare Global Appoints Prof. Stephen Kennedy to Board of Trustees

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SAN DIEGO, Feb. 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WomanCare Global is pleased to announce that Prof. Stephen Kennedy has joined the WomanCare Global Board of Trustees. Prof. Kennedy is Head of the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the University of Oxford with 30 years of specialization in obstetrics, gynecology and women's reproductive health.

"Prof. Kennedy's diverse and profound experience in reproductive health will be an invaluable resource to WomanCare Global," said Saundra Pelletier, CEO of WomanCare Global. "We know he will make a meaningful contribution and help us to better deliver against our mission of providing safe, reliable, affordable and effective reproductive healthcare products to women around the world."

Prof. Kennedy completed his specialist training at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. He has been a medical advisor to the American Endometriosis Association; a member of the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Endometriosis, and a Trustee of the patient self-help group, Endometriosis UK. In addition, he is a founding board member of the World Endometriosis Research Foundation, and he has prepared clinical guidelines for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists on the management of chronic pelvic pain and endometriosis. Since 2006, he has jointly led the INTERGROWTH-21st Project, an international consortium which aims to understand how women's health affects fetal and newborn growth. In 2009, he was awarded the prestigious "Arnaldo Bruno" award for Gynaecology by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei in Rome.

About WomanCare Global

Meeting the vast unmet demand for family planning and enabling women to choose whether and when they'll have children requires investing in cost-effective, innovative approaches. WomanCare Global's mission is to provide access to reproductive health solutions for women and girls around the world. Leveraging our medical, social and commercial expertise, we have built a sustainable value chain that enables us to reliably deliver high-quality products and point of care services, resulting in more informed providers and more family planning options for women and girls. WomanCare Global is a global non-profit healthcare company focused on women's reproductive health and our model is to redirect financial surplus achieved from sales in developed countries to under-served markets to eliminate economic and geographic barriers and thereby increase impact. For more information, please visit womancareglobal.org

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Source: WomanCare Global