Tewodros Melesse: sexual health and contraception

From Saturday Morning, 11:08 am on 4 July 2015

Tewodros MelesseTewodros Melesse studied economics at the Catholic University in Louvain, Belgium, and is Director-General of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, the second largest NGO in the world, which deals with sexual and reproductive health and rights in 173 countries worldwide.

Born in Ethiopia and based in London, Melesse has over 25 years' experience in family planning and reproductive health, including planning, developing, monitoring, and managing large-scale development and reproductive health programmes in Africa.

He has been visiting New Zealand to discuss the role of men and boys in ensuring gender equality in the realms of sexual and reproductive health, particularly in Pacific nations. He talks to Noelle McCarthy.