Hélène De Beir Research Fellowship

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Dirk Van Braeckel, director of finance & administration  ICRH Ugent | Francis De Beir, president HDBF | Olivier Degomme, research director ICRH UGent

With great pleasure and pride, I can announce that the Hélène De Beir Foundation made a donation to Ghent University, which will serve to create the Hélène De Beir Research Fellowship, starting on January 1, 2013. This fellowship will be integrated within the International Centre for Reproductive Health of Ghent University.

This research project is an important step for our activities. It will allow us to further elaborate our objectives – to make sure all humans have access to healthcare – and to promote them within academic circles. That is how we hope to influence global policy-makers, ultimately.

This is but a start. Our next goal is a Hélène De Beir Chair on the Right to Health, but we’ll need a bigger budget for that. We’re working on it.

I would like to use this newsletter to thank our monthly donors. These regular donors are essential for our daily work, and I cannot emphasize enough how important they are.

Finally, I would also like to thank all of you who are about to join our regular donors. By doing so, you will show your support for commemorating Hélène, her life, her work and her ideals, which we are keeping alive together. Allow me to thank you in advance.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you!

Francis De Beir, President