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[Perspectives] Senait Fisseha: empowering women through reproductive health

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It is a long way from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Omaha, Nebraska, USA, but for Senait Fisseha, Director of International Programmes at the Susan T Buffett Foundation, it is where she exerts great influence in global reproductive health. “I came here to have impact. At the Foundation I oversee grant-making for reproductive health programmes on a global scale, an incredible opportunity for me to contribute to the reproductive rights and health of women around the globe”, she says. Fisseha is clear about the Foundation's role. “We do not design reproductive health programmes, our job is to support initiatives and partners who do so, including academic institutions, NGOs, and health ministries on the ground”, she explains.

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