Women and Health Together for the Future


Deyanira González de León (Board Member)

Deyanira González de León is the Chair of Women and Health Together for the Future (WHTF) since 2013 and serves as co-editor of the Women and Health Learning Package.

Prof. González de León is a medical doctor and holds a master’s degree in public health. She has been part of the academic staff of the Department of Health Care, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Xochimilco (UAMX), in Mexico City since 1981. She is currently the Head of the Research Unit on Education and Health. Her teaching and research career has been focused on health promotion and women’s health issues, especially those related to reproductive health and abortion. She teaches in both undergraduate and postgraduate programs and collaborates in institutional initiatives to promote student sexual health and to prevent gender-based violence at the UAMX.

Prof. González de León served as external advisor to Ipas Mexico, an NGO working to improve women’s lives by focusing on reproductive health. While with Ipas, she collaborated on projects to incorporate reproductive health and abortion care in the curricula of medical and nursing schools, as well as to create legal abortion services for victims of sexual violence in public health facilities of Mexico City.

Return to E-Board

  • Home
  • Deyanira Biograph

About the association

Committed women and men from diverse

professions: academics, community

organizers and activists from over 22

countries who educate, advocate and

implement programs to improve women’s

health around the globe.

Address of association

Women and Health Together for the Future (WHTF)

Community Health Science

University of The Western Cape

Robert Sobukwe Road

Bellville, Cape Town


South Africa

Global Health Education, Training and Service (GHETS)

8 North Main Street

Attleboro Massachusetts 02703


Fax 425-699-7033

Skype degilman



Dr. Hester Julie

Executive Director, WHTF


Dr. Judy Lewis

Chair, WHTF 


Micarla Abrahams

Administrative Staff, WHTF


Kamayani Bali Mahabal

Digital Head, WHTF


Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software