Dr. Carmen Barroso has served as the Regional Director of International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR) since 2003. Through its 40 member associations in the Americas and the Caribbean, IPPF/WHR provides almost 27 million services annually. Dr. Barroso has served on several boards and international commissions, including the Millennium Project Task Force on MDG 3 and the Brazilian Commission on Reproductive Health. She currently serves on the boards of the International AIDS Alliance and IBIS and is co-chair of PAHO’s Panel on Gender and Health. Dr. Barroso has published numerous articles in professional journals and popular media in Brazil and internationally and has consulted for numerous international and intergovernmental agencies.