Ibis Board member Carmen Barroso response to NYT editorial

May 2010

May 21, 2010 – In a letter to the editor on May 21, 2010, Ibis Board member Carmen Barroso praised columnist Nicholas Kristof for his coverage of the global unmet need for contraception. Barroso, director of International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region, underscores that attention to this topic is crucial. She points out that the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of universal access to reproductive health “is the most off track of all the goals,” though achieving this goal is crucial for achieving the other MDGs.