Jose "Oying" Rimon named new Director

Michael J. Klag, Dean of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Robert Wm. Blum, Chair of the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health announced the appointment of Jose "Oying" Rimon II as the next director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Oying is an internationally recognized leader in family planning who has done an outstanding job of leading the Institute as interim director over the last 8 months. Oying was selected after an international search and all are delighted that he has agreed to lead the Institute.

Oying brings more than 30 years of leadership experience in public health to this role.  He has designed, managed, and evaluated more than 300 advocacy, behavior change, and knowledge management projects in Asia, Africa, and the Near East in such areas as population and reproductive health, maternal and neonatal health, women's empowerment, and numerous others.  In addition to this extensive experience, he is also a visionary leader.

From 2008 to 2012, Oying was a senior officer in the Global Health Policy and Advocacy group of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation covering the issues of family planning, maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) and nutrition.  He was one of the key planners of the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning. Prior to joining the Gates Foundation in 2008, he was a founding member and the Senior Deputy Director of the Bloomberg School's Center for Communication Programs (CCP) where he led health behavior and knowledge management programs around the world. He was also Director of the Health Communication Partnership (HCP), a premier health and behavior global program supported by USAID.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 13:45