Woman Care Global's Director of Medical Affairs & Pharmacovigilence, Mary Fjerstad, wins the YWCA San Diego County's "In the Company of Women TWIN Humanitarian Award"

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SAN DIEGO, CALIF., April 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Woman Care Global is pleased to announce that Mary Fjerstad, Director of Medical Affairs and Pharmacovigilence, has been awarded the YWCA San Diego County's "In the Company of Women TWIN Humanitarian Award," announced on Friday, April 25, 2014.

To be considered for the award, the nominees needed to demonstrate their commitment and dedication to empowering women throughout the greater community. "I was truly honored to have even been nominated," said Mary Fjerstad. "Winning was an absolute joy and was very humbling."

Mary's commitment to empowering women extends beyond her community. Her work takes her to remote and distressed areas of the world where she works with healthcare providers, community leaders and government officials to expand access to family planning products and services.

As the Director of Medical Affairs and Pharmacovigilence at Woman Care Global, she manages global health programs throughout Africa. As a result of her efforts, women now have greater awareness of and access to effective and affordable contraception. Mary is a nurse practitioner with a Master's Degree in Health Services Management and she has spent her career working on women's reproductive healthcare rights and access. Mary has implemented women's healthcare quality improvement programs in Southern California, the U.S., Kenya and South Africa. She has been a technical advisor to Ministries of Health of Ghana, Kenya, Federal District of Mexico and Nepal in national standards and guidelines for reproductive health.

About Woman Care 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. Woman Care 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. Woman Care 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.

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Source: WomanCare Global