MIAMI, Nov. 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Female Health Company / Veru Healthcare (NASDAQ:FHCO) today announced that it has strengthened its management team with the promotion of Denise van Dijk to President of the Global Public Health Sector Division.
"Ms. van Dijk is a talented executive that has deep experience in the global public sector," said Mitchell Steiner, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of The Female Health Company / Veru Healthcare. "With her promotion, Denise will now oversee all aspects of our company's Global Public Health Sector Division. She brings an in-depth knowledge of our company, having previously and successfully served as our Director of Global Market Development. Denise has extensive international public sector experience, with a focus on education and sexual and reproductive health and rights. Under Denise's leadership, we look forward to expanding education and strengthening our current relationships, as well as creating new partnerships with US and Global public health organizations to provide and maximize access to FC2 for women around the world." "I look forward to delivering on our plans to grow FC2," said van Dijk. "My team and I see significant opportunities for expansion in our current as well as new markets around the world." Denise van Dijk has served as a senior member of The Female Health Company's management team since 2014. She previously had responsibility for both public and private sector programs and partnerships related to FC2 in all of Europe, Africa and Asia. In this role, she worked with Ministries of Health, NGOs, CBOs and large global agencies in order to implement sustainable and context-specific female condom programs, combating the spread of HIV/AIDS and other STIs, as well as to assist in family planning options for women. Previously and for most of her career, van Dijk worked in the development field as a consultant for governments, as well as a project manager/director of several NGOs with a focus on education and sexual and reproductive health and rights. van Dijk currently represents The Female Health Company in the IAS-ILF platform, the Sharenet International Steering Committee, Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition and the ABCD condom coalition (FP2020). She has worked in more than 34 countries worldwide and speaks five languages. van Dijk was recently nominated by the VIVA400 in the Netherlands as one of the most inspiring and influential women in the "world impactors" category. She earned an MPhil degree (an advanced postgraduate research degree) in International Development Studies from the University of Cambridge.