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Heli Bathija

Director of GFMER Knowledge Management and Sharing

Heli Bathija

Dr Heli Bathija, MD, Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
22 June 1952 – 26 September 2019

The GFMER team says thank you and good-bye to our dear colleague and friend Heli who sadly passed away on 26 September 2019 and has been laid to rest.

Heli was an active and tireless member of the Foundation and never wasted any opportunity to promote its activities. Since joining the Foundation, she has contributed in many ways to its progress. With her passion for knowledge sharing and the improvement of sexual and reproductive health outcomes across the globe, but especially in developing countries, she started the GFMER initiative on “mHealth for Sexual and Reproductive Health” and subsequently developed the Online training course Mobile Phones for Sexual and Reproductive Health "MHealth4SRH" in 2013. She created an awareness on Environment and Reproductive Health (ERH) and was instrumental to the collaboration with the Alexandria University towards a proposal to develop an online training course on Impact of Environmental Pollutants on Reproductive Health. Heli is much loved and will be missed by the entire team.