In July, Fistula Foundation proudly presented the Allan Rosenfield Award to Conrad Person, Director of Corporate Contributions for Johnson & Johnson. The annual award recognizes outstanding contributions of those who have left a deep and accomplished legacy for Fistula Foundation and our mission.
For more than a decade, Fistula Foundation has been a proud partner of Johnson & Johnson. Conrad has been a key figure in this partnership, and a true friend to Fistula Foundation. His support has helped channel hundreds of thousands of dollars to our partners in the field, funding fistula surgeries, critically needed equipment, and high-quality training for surgeons and care providers, helping women with fistula get the best care possible. Conrad’s partnership has also helped Fistula Foundation raise awareness and funds for fistula in clever ways, such as through the Facebook-based Half the Sky Movement: The Game. Players from around the world learned about obstetric fistula and its impact on women’s lives while having the opportunity to unlock real world funding from Johnson & Johnson, which helped Fistula Foundation deliver treatment to more women.
The award is named for the late Dr. Allan Rosenfield, who served on Fistula Foundation’s Board of Directors for five years. As dean of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, he was known globally for his pioneering leadership and myriad contributions to the field of women’s health.
This story originally appeared in the Fall 2016 edition of our newsletter, Transformations.