ASRM Renews Non-State Actor Status with the World Health Organization
Mar 03, 2020
Origin: ASRM Press Release/Bulletin
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) announced today that the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board has renewed the ASRM’s status as a Non-State Actor (NSA) in official relations with the WHO. In this role, the ASRM is one of the few organizations worldwide assisting the WHO in achieving its global health objectives.
“As we are reminded every day, illness does not respect political boundaries. It is vital that we work with our colleagues from all over the world to improve the care of reproductive disorders. We are eager to continue our work with governments and other NSAs as we all strive to improve global reproductive health. Patients the world over deserve access to the best care possible. In an increasingly interconnected world, this cannot happen by nations acting alone,” stated Catherine Racowsky PhD, President of the ASRM.
ASRM CEO Ricardo Azziz MD, added, “We are pleased to renew our status as an official NSA with the WHO. That is but one part of our global presence, however. We have members in over 100 countries, conduct programs with our counterparts all over the world and have initiated projects in multiple countries. ASRM’s role as a leader in the global reproductive health community is something we take quite seriously, and we look forward to continued collaboration with our world-wide partners.”