Dr. Gill Greer
Working for Ministry of Health
In 2001 the Ministry of Health established "a sector reference group with a broad representation" which will advise and consult on areas of sexual health services and policy. As at July, 2001, the members of the reference group were: Dr. Pippa MacKay, Dr. Rick Franklin, Kevin Hague, Pania Ellison, Ingi Hayward, Fuimaono Karl Pulotu-Endemann, Olivia Tusa, Alan Flemming, Gillian Tasker, Catherine Healey, Nigel Dickson, Gill Greer and Kitty Flannery.
As a part of the initiative, the Ministry of Health also released a document "outlining the overall strategic direction for sexual and reproductive health" which contains 5 key points:
- sexual and reproductive health services as a public health service
- provision of a comprehensive free specialist sexual health service close to the community
- sexually transmitted disease control to ensure that at-risk groups have access to effective education
- disease control of HIV/AIDS as a sexually transmitted disease
- an emphasis on effective and available services for Maori, Pacific and young people.
Though not stated, item 1 (sexual and reproductive health services) will include abortion.
Family Planning Association
Greer has worked as the Executive Director of the New Zealand Family Planning Association, with a staff of 300 people, and IPPF Member Association.
International Planned Parenthood Federation
Women Deliver 2010
- Women's Health Action Trust website: Sexual Health: Sexual and reproductive health strategy, July 2001 (accessed on 1 Oct. 2010)
- IPPF website: Profile on Dr. Gill Greer (accessed on 10 July, 2010)
- Women Deliver website: Conference 2010 (accessed on 10 July, 2010)