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Wellbeing of Women welcome two new Ambassadors in our 60th year!

Lavina Metha MBE and Dr Aziza Sesay standing together

In our 60th year, we commit to breaking the shame, stigma and silence around women’s health so that we can strive towards a better future for every woman, girl and baby.

To help us achieve this goal, we are announcing two new Ambassadors, Dr Aziza Sesay and Lavina Mehta MBE.

Dr Aziza Sesay, is an NHS GP, GP educator, Honorary Senior Clinical lecturer, host, speaker and health content creator. She has a strong passion for health education, awareness, advocacy and empowerment.

Lavina Mehta MBE, provides workplace wellness events to help empower business to help employees. Since the COVID-19 lockdown Lavina has devoted her time to providing workouts and easy lifestyle changes to help keep all ages healthy and mentally positive.

“We are so grateful to Aziza and Lavina for joining Wellbeing of Women as Ambassadors, as we mark the start of our 60th year. I cannot wait to collaborate with them both on future projects, as we work towards breaking the stigma around women’s health.” Janet Lindsay, Chief Executive, Wellbeing of Women

I cannot wait to collaborate with them both on future projects, as we work towards breaking the stigma around women’s health" Janet Lindsay Chief Executive, Wellbeing of Women

From period problems and starting a family, to menopause and gynaecological cancers, we have been here for women’s gynaecological and reproductive health for sixty years.

Wellbeing of Women 60th anniversary logo. 1964 - 2024

Since 1964, we’ve invested more than £68 million in research to transform women’s health and wellbeing. Many of the tests, treatments and cures we take for granted today started with research that we funded. Read here for more information about the pioneering research that we are currently funding.

Despite these achievements, the UK currently has the largest gender health gap in the G20, and women’s health research is woefully underfunded.

Women’s health issues are also still surrounded by shame, stigma and silence. Without being able to talk openly about their health problems, women can struggle to understand exactly what is wrong with them and be less inclined to seek help. We need to get everyone talking about issues like menstrual health problems and the menopause so that women are empowered and informed to get the help that they need.

“When we get it right for women, everybody benefits.” Professor Dame Lesley Regan, Chair of Trustees

As well as continuing to fund crucial research into the diagnosis and treatment of women’s health issues, in the last three years Wellbeing of Women has successfully campaigned for awareness and change around key issues such as heavy and painful periods and the menopause.

Our Ambassadors play a vital role in raising awareness of our research and campaigns. We are delighted to welcome our two new Ambassadors who join us to help break the shame, stigma and silence around women’s health in our 60th year.

Lavina Metha MBE and Dr Aziza Sesay standing together

Dr Aziza Sesay, Wellbeing of Women ambassador said: “I am so excited to be officially announced as a Wellbeing of Women Ambassador and what a wonderful time to join the team on their 60th anniversary! I’ve had such admiration for this charity that is committed to improving women’s gynaecological and reproductive health throughout their life course, addressing the gender health gap and tackling disparities through research and innovation. I am really looking forward to all the work we will be doing together!”

Lavina Mehta MBE, Wellbeing of Women ambassador said: “It is such an honour to be an Ambassador for Wellbeing of Women. I’m very passionate about improving women’s health through the power of exercise and easy lifestyle changes and I look forward to bringing that in the work I do with Wellbeing of Women. It’s also important for me to be able to represent my South Asian community, which often has much poorer health outcomes and to reduce disparities so many women experience.”

We are looking forward to celebrating our 60th year with you. Sign up to our mailing list, to hear first about our events and plans to mark our big year.