Board of Directors - Dr. Rita Luthra, FACOG
Dr. Rita Luthra
Women's Health and Education Center (WHEC)
NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations
Dr. Rita Luthra is President of Women's Health and Education Center (WHEC) which is an NGO (non-governmental organization) in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. It is also affiliated with the World Health Organization. She is Editor-in-Chief of the e-learning publications: WomensHealthSection.com and WHEC Update -- dedicated to women's healthcare and well-being worldwide. She is also a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) since 1986 and has worked with various international organizations, such as the UNA-USA, Peace Corps, Population Council and World Health Organization.
Dr. Luthra's main interest is international health and development. She has 16 years of expertise in the project / program development at the National and International levels with various respectable international organizations, and innovative health technology systems such as telemedicine, online distance education and e-Health management systems. Academic Partnership Unit / Academic Initiative Section of the United Nations have invited her to work on the project title: Improving Maternal Health through Education. She represents Women's Health and Education Center (WHEC) at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations. She was invited to present the lead paper title --Safe Motherhood: A Matter of Human Right and Social Justice; (published in UN Chronicle, www.un.org/Pubs/chronicle/2005/issue2/0205p14.html) for The Millennium Development Goal 5 (Improve Maternal Health) at the United Nations, on World Health Day 7 April 2005.
Dr. Luthra has established working relationship with the Reproductive Health Research Division and Making Pregnancy Safer Program of the World Health Organization. We hope to develop many meaningful projects / programs in women's health and healthcare of mutual benefit and mutual respect. The demand for health-for-all is one of the defining movements of 21st century. Women's Health and Education Center (WHEC) is leading the way in this movement, as well as redefining Continuing Medical Education. Achieving universal access to reproductive health is our target. Creating cultures that care is our mission. Join us in this movement; we welcome everyone.
Current Project in Women's Health Education and Health Development:
The Women's Health and Education Center had the honor to launch this e-learning project (http://www.WomensHealthSection.com) in association with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations on 24 October 2002. We are embarking on a new era in medicine and healthcare. Our mission is to make evidence-based medicine available to national and international audience. To reach the global community and to serve national and international needs, the text is available in six languages: Arabic, Chinese, (US) English, French, Russian, and Spanish. The syllabus of our project is designed to stress common, everyday health-care issues in women's health. Most of all, however, we hope that the contents will motivate future research that will further enhance the understanding of reproductive health.
The articles in e-learning publication WomensHealthSection.com provide an overview of current clinical management guidelines in Women's Health, focusing on the components integral to providing optimum care. The articles are designed for all members of the interdisciplinary team: physicians, physicians-assistants, nurse practitioners, midwives, nurses, social workers, therapists and other members seeking to enhance their knowledge of women's health and appropriate care and management. WomensHealthSection.com is a vision for the Globalized World. The use of information science and telecommunications to support the practice of medicine when distance separates the caregiver from the patient is the way forward to make medical care more affordable and more accessible in every country. Our goal is to promote excellence in the clinical practice of obstetrics and gynecology and closely related fields.
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