Padmini Murthy, MD, Receives Presidential Service Award
Dr. Murthy is AMWA’s Global Health lead and secretary general of the Medical Women’s International Association, and for over a decade, has been an NGO liaison to the United Nations Department of Global Communication. She led efforts this past year to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to underserved areas as well as raise funds to supply oxygen concentrators to India during the initial COVID-19 surge. She is now heading up efforts to address menstrual poverty in the country of Suriname in collaboration with the office of the First Lady of Suriname, as well as Days for Girls.
The American Medical Women’s Association is proud to announce that Dr. Mini Murthy has been recognized for meritorious volunteer service for “taking it upon yourself to contribute to the public good…in recognition of your 4,000 hours of service to this nation,” says the commendation signed by Joseph R. Biden, the 46th President of the United States. “By sharing your time and passion, you are helping discover and deliver solutions to the challenges we face, solutions that we need now more than ever.”
Over the past two years, for example, she has been organizing and moderating a series of international webinars, “One World, One War Against Covid-19,” that bring together experts from around the world to share their experiences and insights regarding vaccines and therapeutics to improve health outcomes for all.