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Louis Pizarro, CEO of Solthis, has decided to step down.

Press release

27 December 2019 |  Press Release

Paris – December 27, 2019

After 15 years at Solthis, 13 of which as CEO, Louis Pizarro is retiring to join an international health organization.

The Board of Directors of Solthis warmly thanked Dr. Louis Pizarro for his work as CEO.

In 15 years Solthis has become a recognized global health NGO, with 6 offices in West Africa, a regional headquarters in Dakar and a general headquarters in Paris. Focused historically on the fight against HIV/AIDS, Solthis’ action has expanded in recent years to improve mother and child health and to promote sexual and reproductive health rights, while maintaining its core action of strengthening health systems and supporting health authorities, health professionals, patient networks and communities. Today more than a hundred employees work for Solthis in West Africa.

Louis Pizarro was also leader of the Health Commission of Coordination Sud from 2012 to 2019. He teaches global health at Sciences Po Paris and at the University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Louis Pizarro will leave definitively next March. The Board of Directors of Solthis has put in place a recruitment process to find his or her successor and will work with the Management Committee to ensure that the transition is as smooth as possible.

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