Myra L. Betron

Director, Gender

Myra Betron has worked at the intersections of gender inequity, gender-based violence and sexual and reproductive health, for the past 20 years, spanning 20 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America. Originally from the Philippines, Ms. Betron has a passion for helping the most marginalized. As Director, Gender, at Jhpiego, she is leading the integration of strategies that promote gender equity in Jhpiego’s programs worldwide, including global programs on maternal health, family planning and HIV prevention. In doing so, she works to ensure technical excellence by always bridging research with practice. She has a Faculty Associate appointment at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she lectures on gender and health systems.